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On Friday's Backchat, are we too tough on young people? A recent survey suggested that 10% of pupils suffer from serious depression - and there are frequent calls to reduce exam and academic pressure, not least through reforming the TSA. Outside school there are long hours of homework, extra classes and little free or play time. Are kids missing out on a happy childhood? Does it matter? Will they have to learn to fight for a place in an increasingly competitive society? Call us on 23388266 or email email@example.com. After 9.20, protecting wetland in Pui O, Lantau.
23/02/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Children’s pressure and homework
Doreen Ho, Spokesperson, Parents Alliance
Elizabeth Loh, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong
Mervyn Cheung, Chairman, Hong Kong Education Policy Concern Organization
Dr Lilian Wong, Secretary General, Hong Kong Paediatric Foundation
Cam Cheung, Founder and CEO, EDiversity, a parent-initiated charity that promotes diversity and choice in education
On Wednesday's Backchat, the live-in rule. Domestic helpers are required to sleep and live where they work - a policy that some say leads to abuse and greater risk of forced labour or servitude. The Government says any change to the 14 year old rule will have an impact on Hong Kong’s local workforce, transport and housing, while employers will have to pay more. While the legality of the measure is being considered, what do you think of its advisability? Call us on 23388266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. After 9.20, reforming the Medical Council.
11/10/2017 - 8:30-9:20 Judicial Review on Domestic Helpers' Live-in Rule
Eman Villinueva, Spokesman, Asian Migrants Coordinating Body
Betty Yung, Chairman, Hong Kong Employers of Overseas Domestic Helpers Association
Julian Groves, Associate Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Holly Allan, Director, Help for Domestic Workers
Manisha Wijesinghe, Legal Team, Daly & Associates
11/10/2017 - 9:20-9:30 Reform of Medical Council