A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Mike Rowse

    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
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    Police and journalists

    On Thursday's Backchat, police and journalists.

    The head of the Police Public Relations Branch has defended a change in the force’s accreditation policy regarding journalists, saying it’s fair, objective, and more transparent.

    The police announced on Tuesday that it would only recognise media organisations which have been registered with the ISD, as well as those from “internationally known” foreign media.

    Six local journalism schools linked to major universities said on Wednesday that it's unacceptable that their students will be barred from covering newsworthy events simply because they aren't registered with the ISD.

    They said the new accreditation policy violates their fundamental constitutional rights of free speech, free press and publication,
    What do you think? Is it fair? Will it make policing more effective?
    Chris Yeung, Chairman, Hong Kong Journalists Association
    Tom Grundy, editor-in-chief of Hong Kong Free Press
    Linda Li, Professor of Political Science, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong
    Grace Leung, Lecturer, School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

    24/09/2020 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    24/09/2020 - Police and journalists




    Jason Poon (L), Tom Yam(middle) and Ryan Ip (R)

    Covid-19 and domestic helpers

    主持人:Hugh Chiverton and Mike Rowse

    On Monday's Backchat: Covid-19 and domestic helpers. The health authorities have announced widespread testing for domestic helpers who've been staying in boarding facilities arranged by employment agencies, amid fears that many may have been exposed to the coronavirus. We'll be talking to concern groups and a medical expert to get their perspectives. And should employers be making special arrangements for their helpers on Sundays and public holidays?   At the same time, the Chief Executive has announced a new voluntary testing programme among the wider population, warning that there could be about 1,500 silent carriers of the virus currently at large in the community. 

    Get involved and let us know what you think.  You can leave a message on our Facebook Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at backchat@rthk.hk, or give us a call on 23388266.

    8:30-9:30 Covid-19 and domestic helpers

    Phone: 8:30-9:00 Siddharth Sridhar, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong
    Phone: 8:30-9:00 Eman Villanueva, Spokesman, Asian Migrants Coordinating Body
    Phone: 9:00-9:30 Chan Tung-fung Chair, Hong Kong Union of Employment Agencies
    Phone: 9:00-9:30 Fernando Cheung, Labour Party lawmaker


    10/08/2020 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    10/08/2020 - 8:30-9:30 Covid-19 and domestic helpers

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