Up to the people of Hong Kong to defend press freedom, at RTHK and elsewhere
Albert Cheng says the only safeguard is for the broadcaster to become truly independent, but that is now unlikely in the current political mood
Ir. Albert Cheng is the founder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited, a current affairs commentator and columnist. He was formerly a direct elected Hong Kong SAR legislative councillor. Mr Cheng was voted by Time Magazine in 1997 as one of "the 25 most influential people in new Hong Kong" and selected by Business Week in 1998 as one of "the 50 stars of Asia".