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港台工會 | 4th May 2007 | 轉載 | (676 Reads)

It is difficult to tell whether the committee which has reviewed public broadcasting seriously expects that the government would really, honestly set up an independent public broadcasting corporation either before or after it had bulldozed RTHK. The report's recommendations for this new broadcaster, particularly for its public mission, are so wet and sudsy you could wash a rugby team's kit in them but if they are imagining the coming of a brave new beacon, transmitting untrammeled atop a hill, I must jam the signal a bit.

 

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港台工會 | 4th May 2007 | 行動 | (717 Reads)

Dear Chief Executive Tsang:

The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the future role and editorial integrity of government broadcasting in Hong Kong. Recommendations made in the Report on Review of Public Service Broadcasting in Hong Kong, written by a seven-person committee and made public on March 28, suggest that Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) might be replaced or its role diminished as Hong Kong considers establishing a public service broadcaster.

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港台工會 | 4th May 2007 | 感想 | (1055 Reads)

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This is what I’ve always believed: “To listen, to speak of the hardship of the powerless and the underprivileged in our society and to speak for them is what a documentary filmmaker ought to do.”

I have worked in RTHK for more than a decade. Naturally I identify myself with its corporate culture, and feel I have a deep understanding of it. Certainly much deeper than that shown in the superficial “Report on Review of Public Service Broadcasting in Hong Kong”.

RTHK is a public asset. It belongs to the Hong Kong people. As a producer for the station, I feel that it is the community that gives us the right to work in the best interests of this asset. To quote Donald Tsang’s campaign slogan, “I will get the job done!” It is quite obvious to me that the real boss, to whom I am accountable, is the public.

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