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Govt appoints team to review RTHK management

2020-05-28 HKT 14:19
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  • The review is to be completed by middle of this year and a report submitted to CEDB. File photo: RTHK
    The review is to be completed by middle of this year and a report submitted to CEDB. File photo: RTHK
The government said on Thursday that it will establish “a dedicated team to review the governance and management of RTHK” to make sure the public broadcaster's services fully abide by its charter.

The review team will be “led by a senior directorate officer and comprise officers from various grades of the government”. It will report to the permanent secretary for the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB).

It did not specify from which departments the officials that will make up the team will be drawn from.

The CEDB said the review will look at all major aspects of RTHK, including administration, financial control, human resources management and resource deployment to make sure it complies with government rules and regulations.

The review is to start by the middle of this year and a report submitted to CEDB in about six months time.

“The Director of Broadcasting will provide full support to the exercise. Members of the review team will not take part in any programme production or editorial decisions of RTHK," the spokesman said.

The statement also referred to the warnings issued by the Communications Authority over controversial episodes of TV programmes, such as the one broadcast by Pentaprism' in November and the 'Headliner' episode broadcast in February, urging RTHK to strictly observe its code of practice.