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RTHK to produce TV programme on security law

2020-06-10 HKT 16:34
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RTHK has announced it will produce a 20-episode TV programme exploring the national security law, hours after a government-appointed board of advisers said the broadcaster needs to embrace the law Beijing is planning to impose on the SAR.

Amen Ng, head of corporate communications and standards at RTHK, said the programme is expected to begin broadcast by the end of June.

Ng said each episode will last for about five minutes, and will feature interviews with a number of people from different political affiliations to express their views on the law and explore relevant laws in other parts of the world.

The programme will reflect the opinions of the public in a fair and diverse manner, she said.

Ng said that plans to produce the programme were made about two to three weeks ago, well before a government appointed panel of advisers met the the top RTHK officials.

Eugene Chan, the chairman of a new working group set up by the board to monitor the station’s governance and editorial principles, had said the broadcaster needed to produce programmes explaining Beijing’s national security law in order to assuage public's concerns.

Ng said that RTHK always follows up on developments in news current affairs, that it just so happened that Chan suggested the idea. She said the officials had informed the advisory board that such a programme was already in the works.