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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-07-04
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Court ruling could provide legal basis for same-sex couples to challenge marriage laws  Listenfacebook
An academic says the Court of Final Appeal made a very significant decision by siding with a British lesbian known only as ‘QT’, in her fight for a dependent visa. Professor Kelley Loper, Director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at the University of Hong Kong, said the ruling could have an impact on other government policies that deny rights to same sex-couples. She told Annemarie Evans that the judgment could also provide such couples the basis to challenge Hong Kong laws which don’t recognise same-sex marriages:
Communications Authority's decision not surprising: academic  Listenfacebook
A lecturer at Chinese University’s School of Journalism and Communication, Grace Leung, says she is not surprised that the Communications Authority has decided to lift a ban on indirect advertising in television programs. The authority said its decision is meant to create a better business environment for broadcasters by helping them to diversify advertising sources. Jim Gould asked Leung how much of a difference would this make to broadcasters’ advertising revenue:
False rumours on WhatsApp spark lynchings in India  Listenfacebook
India has told WhatsApp to take immediate action after a spate of horrific lynchings sparked by false rumours being shared on the hugely popular smartphone messaging service. More than two dozen people have been killed in the country in recent months after rumours were spread on smartphones about child kidnappers, thieves and sexual predators. The attacks have left authorities scrambling to mount an effective response. RTHK’s New Delhi correspondent, Murali Krishnan, spoke to Annemarie Evans: