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


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Injunction to prevent doxxing of police given more transparency   Listenfacebook
The High Court has amended an injunction granted to protect the personal data of police and their relatives, clarifying the circumstances under which it applies. The injunction now says that people are prevented from releasing personal data only if their actions are "intended or likely to intimidate, molest, harass, threaten, pester or interfere with" police or their families. Lawyers, politicians and journalists had criticised the interim injunction as too vague. Ian Pooler asked Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan for her reaction to the High Court move announced very late on Monday:
Journalist anger mounts over police treatment   Listenfacebook
The undersecretary for security, Sonny Au, has told lawmakers he still doesn't have enough information to establish whether police forcibly removed the gas masks of journalists during protests on Sunday. He said such reports may be subject to interpretation, and officials need to gather more evidence. But that incident and other treatment meeted out by officers to reporters saw a police briefing on Monday descend into chaos as some journalists staged a protest over the force's actions. Four journalists groups also issued statements condemning the police for harming press freedom, as Candice Wong reports:
Emily Lau says Journalists have had enough   Listenfacebook
Former Democratic Party chairwoman and veteran journalist Emily Lau has expressed strong support for the press protest at a police news briefing. She described the treatment of reporters by the force during operations against protests as “awful”. Lau also said what the police provide at these press conferences is “rubbish”. She spoke to Mike Weeks about the disruption to Monday’s briefing:
Mystery smell triggers violence in Tuen Mun   Listenfacebook
Riot police fired tear gas as protesters smashed shops and started a fire in a restaurant in Tuen Mun on Monday night. Residents began their protest because they believed police were testing tear gas at a base nearby, something the force denies. Janice Wong reports:
Junius Ho stripped of honorary PHD   Listenfacebook
A British university says it has stripped controversial Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho of his honorary doctorate in law. Anglia Ruskin University said Ho’s conduct has caused "increasing concern". Steve Dunthorne reports:
Trial runs begin on Shatin-Central Link   Listenfacebook
Trial runs on part of the scandal-plagued Shatin-Central Link are now underway, and trains are scheduled to start operating between Tai Wai and the new Kai Tak Station early next year. Roundtable lawmaker Michael Tien told Jim Gould that he believes this section of the long-delayed rail line could formally open in mid-February: