Hugh Chiverton, Joseph Li: A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Jim Gould

    Backchat is RTHK Radio 3's current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation. It airs every weekday from 8.30am-9.30am. Have your say by calling us  on 233 88 266,   Backchat's Facebook , or send us a message at backchat@rthk.hk

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    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am
    (*except holidays)

     Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.



    Is There a Future for Newspapers? / Canadians Being Detained in China

    On Monday's Backchat, is there a future for newspapers? The Hong Kong News-Expo opened earlier this month telling the rich history of the local news industry; but looking at the present media landscape, is there a future for the newspaper? If they are purely online, how will they make money? Voluntary subscriptions? Paywalls? Advertising? Or will they just rely on rich owners like the Washington Post and SCMP? Will they blend into electronic media like television news channels? Or are there still advantages to text based news and analysis that will never go away? Will all newspapers be free?


    After 9.20, are Canadians safe to travel to the Mainland for business?

    17/12/2018 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:32)

    17/12/2018 - 第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    17/12/2018 - 第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:32)

    17/12/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Is There a Future for Newspapers?

    CK Lau, Principal Lecturer & Associate Dean, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University; and Member, Board of Directors, Hong Kong News-Expo

    Ross Settles, Adjunct Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong

    Grace Leung, Lecturer, School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong

    17/12/2018 - 9:20-9:30 Canadians Being Detained in China

    Nathan VanderKlippe, Asia Correspondent, The Globe and Mail




    Photo : CK Lau (above right) from HKBU's School of Communication and HK News-Expo, co-host Mike Rowse (above left), and Ross Settles (below) from HKU's Journalism and Media Studies Centre


    (From L to R) Priscilla Leung, Legislator and Member of the Basic Law Committee, Simon Young, Barrister and HKU's Professor of Law, and Phyllis Kwong, Practising Solicitor and President of the Asia Pacific Law Association


    David Faulkner (left) from Colliers International, and Shareholder Activist David Webb (right)


    Anthony Lam from the Holy Spirit Study Centre


    Photo : (right) Suzanne Wu from the Living Wage Alliance, (left) host Danny Gittings, (sitting) co-host Ada Wong


    David Dodwell, Executive Director of Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Group, and Chief Executive at Strategic Access


     (From L to R) Host Hugh Chiverton, Richard Cullen of HKU's Faculty of Law, Former Legislative Councillor Christine Loh, Joshua Wong from Demosisto, co-host Danny Gittings


    Susan Fan, Executive Director of The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong


    Carter Chim, Practising Barrister, and Professional Consultant at the Chinese University's Faculty of Law

    Facilities for Foreign Domestic Helpers on their Days Off / World No Tobacco Day

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Jim Gould

    On Thursday's Backchat, we're talking about the opportunities available to domestic helpers on their days off, and public attitudes towards them. There's been a strong reaction to recent comments by New People's Party legislator Eunice Yung, who said helpers gathering in public places on Sundays caused inconvenience and hygiene problems. Helpers support groups called her comments racist and offensive. And later Ms Yung gave an apology, saying she hadn't meant to cause offence, but rather to highlight the lack of facilities available. So what to you think? Should more alternatives be provided to domestic helpers in terms of activities and meeting places? Should they be discouraged from gathering in Central on Sundays? Are they, and their contributions to Hong Kong's economy and society, given enough recognition? Leave a message here, or email us at backchat@rthk, or call us on 23388266. After 9.20, efforts to combat smoking.


    31/05/2018 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:32)

    31/05/2018 - 第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    31/05/2018 - 第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:32)

    31/05/2018 - 8:30-9:20 Facilities for Foreign Domestic Helpers on their Days Off

    Betty Yung, Chairman, Hong Kong Employers of Overseas Domestic Helpers Association

    Eman Villanueva, Spokesman, Asian Migrants Coordinating Body

    David Bishop, Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong

    Julian Groves, Associate Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Sringatin, Chairperson, Indonesian Migrant Workers’ Union

    31/05/2018 - 9:20-9:30 World No Tobacco Day

    Geoffrey Fong, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo in Canada; and

    Founder of International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project

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