I am here with the HKTV staff for their right to protest and for media freedom. This gives you good background on the issues.
- Multiple Functional Constituency Lawmakers are Connected to Existing TV Operators (therealnewshk.wordpress.com)
- A personal story on a jobless person – HKTV (humanrightchild.wordpress.com)
- Free-To-Air TV License: Conspiracy, Scandal, Justice and More (Part 1) (therealnewshk.wordpress.com)
- Free-To-Air TV License: Conspiracy, Scandal, Justice and More (Part 3) (therealnewshk.wordpress.com)
- Hong Kong Television Network Chairman Cries Foul at License Denial (theepochtimes.com)
- Tens of Thousands of Hong Kongers Demand Explanation For TV License Denial (theepochtimes.com)
- Protest of HKTV’s failure to gain the free television license (kittylinjun1011.wordpress.com)
- HKTV denied: Will we ever get quality television? (hkfob.wordpress.com)
- October 20 – 28 Demonstration for Press Freedom HKTV. A first hand account. (humanrightchild.wordpress.com)
30th October 2013
Multiple Functional Constituency Lawmakers are Connected to Existing TV Operators
Hong Kong SAR Government rejected HKTV’s license application and issued two licenses to Cable TV and NowTV. The beneficiaries are not only the two paid TV companies (Cable and Now), but also TVB. In early November, the Legislative Council (Legco) will decide whether the Legco will use the Legislative Council Powers and Privileges Ordinance to investigate the matter. However, under the separate vote count system, it is unlikely to be passed by the Functional Constituency (FC). A number of FC members who plan to vote against the bill have interests in three of the TV broadcasters.
Ma Fung-kowk of the Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication Division, said he would abstain. Chairman of the Film Development Council (FDC), Ma declared to the FDC that he is a director of A Stars Entertainment Group, but he did…
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