The Development of Communications Law in Hong Kong SAR
Media and Arts Law Review, Vol. 15, p. 305, 2010
Posted: 28 Sep 2010
Date Written: September 1, 2010
The practice and survival of media freedom in Hong Kong have been a hot topic since the days of political handover in 1997. In addition to the exercise of media freedom in the form of free speech and political right, citizens also need to come to term with the growing impact of commercial entities on their rights as media consumers. To illustrate the above two particular challenges in Hong Kong, this article focuses on a citizen’s fight to run his own radio station, and the problems of consumer protection in the converged communications market. Discussion on these two different areas will enable one to better understand the dynamics of power and accountability among citizens, government and media conglomerates.
Keywords: Hong Kong, Citizen Radio, media, communications, consumers, telecommunications
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