The development of communications law in Hong Kong SAR

Co-Authors: Anne Cheung & Desmond Chan

In: Media and Arts Law Review, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2010, v. 15 n. 3, p. 305-317.

Abstract:  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.

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