Posts Tagged ‘media’

Belated Acclaim for Veteran Actor

Belated Acclaim for Veteran Actor

Leung Kin-ping never set out to be an actor, then he spent 30 years in supporting roles at TVB and now the hit movie Ten Years has finally made him a star.

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Citizen Journalists report the Umbrella Movement

Citizen Journalists report the Umbrella Movement

In recent years, the lines between mainstream and alternative media and professional and citizen journalists have become increasingly blurred. The recent Umbrella Movement saw many citizen journalists on the frontline, filing up-to-the-minute reports for various online media. Varsity caught up with some of them.

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Open Information, Open Minds?

Open Information, Open Minds?

Does free information flow change political opinions of Mainlanders in Hong Kong? by Yan Li & Brian Wong Hui Kei, a 29-year-old freelance writer from Zhejiang was once a Chinese patriot and firm believer in the Communist Party. He was an active member of the Young Pioneers and the Communist Youth League who would naturally […]

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The Shifting Middle

The Shifting Middle

Opinion polls consistently show that support for the Umbrella Movement is highest among young people who are more likely to get their news and information from social media. But what about older people? Varsity talks to some parents and working people about their views on the movement and how they get informed about it.

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Information and Disinformation

Information and Disinformation

Activists complain rumours distract and damage movement By Kanis Leung &  Jeffrey Loa Hong Kong is a city with one of the highest smartphone penetration rates in the world, a relatively free-wheeling media and a growing online and alternative media scene. Add to that a large-scale social movement in the shape of the Occupy Movement […]

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The Road Less Travelled

The Road Less Travelled

After graduating from university, Sherry Chan Yuen-yung took a succession of well-paid jobs in finance and law but she knew her heart was not in it. What she wanted to do was to travel and to write, so that is exactly what she did. Varsity meets the blogger and journalist who has made the conflict-ridden regions of the Balkans and the Middle East her specialty.

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Covering the Community

Covering the Community

With the spread of the internet, newspapers around the world are suffering from falling advertising revenues and shrinking circulations. District newspapers, which were once an important source of local news and information in Hong Kong had nearly all disappeared by the end of the 1980s. But a renewed interest in community and neighbourhood in community in the city has led to revival of district papers. Varsity meets the people behind them.

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Partisan Taiwan Press Splash Political Colours on the Page

Partisan Taiwan Press Splash Political Colours on the Page

Taiwan’s free-wheeling media is well-known for its dogged reporting of political scandals and celebrity gossip. The island’s media organisations are also known for their clear political stances. Most news outlets are identified as being either Blue or Green. Is there a way out of this stalemate?

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Chilled Under Fire

Chilled Under Fire

Hong Kong-born reporter for CCTV news, Sze Ho-wai tells Varsity how he stayed calm while being held hostage in war-torn Libya.

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One best shot: Vincent Yu

One best shot: Vincent Yu

Internationally acclaimed Hong Kong photojournalist Vincent Yu on taking “one best shot” for every story and running his Upper Station Gallery.

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