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On Thursday's Backchat, media laws. The Government is proposing to loosen limitations on cross-media ownership and on foreign control of media. They say it will boost the industry, and provide a balanced competitive environment, updating old laws for the new environment. Do you think that might reduce diversity and threaten press freedom? Or will it attract more investment and lead to better content? Call us on 23388266 or email email@example.com. After 9.20, Disney's loss.
22/02/2018 - Consultation on Cross-Media Ownership
On Wednesday's Backchat, open space. A report from Civic Exchange suggests that nearly two million of us in Hong Kong are living with less than the planning standard of two square metres per person. In cities like Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai and Singapore, residents get between 5.8 and 7.6 square metres. This is outdoor space managed for recreational purposes - mostly urban parks and sitting out areas. Is it reasonable to expect more? What are the benefits of open space? Will we get it on the Central reclamation, in West Kowloon and Kai Tak? After 9.20, electric cars and the budget. (8:30-9:30am, call in on 233 88 266, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 6393 5925)
01/03/2017 - 8:30-9:20 Public Open Space in Hong Kong
Ian Brownlee, Planning Consultant, Master Plan Limited
Peter Cookson-Smith, Past President, Hong Kong Institute of Planning and Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design
Kathy Ip, Deputy Secretary-General, Hong Kong Public Space Initiative
Edward Ng, Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong