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On Friday's Backchat: How have the anti-extradition protests changed Hong Kong? With “Lennon Wall” protest sites springing up all over town, and demonstrations planned in different parts of the New Territories, are we witnessing a change in the political climate? Is Hong Kong society becoming more polarized, as evidenced by the recent clashes between pro and anti-extradition bill protesters in Yau Tong? And what are the implications for November's District Council elections?
Leave a message below and we'll try to read it out on air, email us at email@example.com or call us on 23388266. Also on Friday's programme: Outgoing Backchat producer Queenie Man reflects on six years of producing the show.
8:30- 9:30 Have the anti-extradition protests changed Hong Kong society?
- Suzanne Wu, Community Organizer, Community March
- Ramon Yuen, Sham Shui Po District Councillor, Democratic Party
- Edward Chin, Convenor, 2047 Hong Kong Monitor; and Hedge Fund Manager
- Junius Ho, Practising Solicitor and Legislator
- Joseph Cheng, Former Professor of Politics, City University of Hong Kong
- Dixon Sing, Associate Professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
On Tuesday's Backchat, sexual harassment in Hong Kong.The Secretary for Security says he wants to proceed quickly on a law to tackle 'upskirt' photo-taking and voyeuristic crime after the Court of Final Appeal ruled against the use of of the charge of 'obtaining access to a computer for criminal or dishonest gain' on smartphone related crimes. But he says it's first necessary for the Law Reform Commission to compete its consultation on such a law. Meanwhile there is trouble at the FCC over a an 'anti-harassment' policy, with claims by some members that it 'interferes with the freedom of speech that we take for granted as a fundamental value of the Club'. How do you identify and define sexual harassment? What sort of laws or policies are appropriate and how do you address the problem without threatening freedoms, or making over-general laws? Is there a vacuum in the law now, and if so what sort of message does it send? Are we taking the issue seriously here? Is harassment particularly acute in Hong Kong?
After 9.20, preview of Indonesia's election.
16/04/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Sexual Harassment in Hong Kong
16/04/2019 - 9:20- 9:30 Indonesian Election