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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Michael Weeks and Ian Pooler


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Silent march at HKU to defend academic freedom  Listenfacebook
Staff and students at the University of Hong Kong are planning a “silent” march on Tuesday on campus to protest over what they say is the erosion of academic freedom. The protest was organised after the university's governing council controversially rejected the appointment of liberal legal scholar, Johannes Chan, for the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor, even though he was the sole candidate recommended for the job. Professor Timothy O'Leary, the head of the university's School of Humanities, is one of the organisers of the protest. Ian Pooler asked him what time the march would start:
Police Facebook page won’t change a thing says pro-democracy group  Listenfacebook
The police force has launched a Facebook page to try to enhance relations with the community. The force says the aim of the Facebook page is to enhance interaction and exchange with the community through social media. The new platform follows the introduction of the police Mobile App in 2012, and the Hong Kong Police You Tube Channel the following year. It’s already received thousands of likes and many comments,including some related to last year's Occupy Central protests. The police were heavily criticised over their handling of the demonstrations. Samantha Butler asked Johnson Yeung, a member of the Civil Human Rights Front's police monitoring group, for his view on the Facebook page: