Title

Hong Kong : the rise of a new political force

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Info rhizome : report on independent media in the Chinese-speaking world

Publication Date

4-2009

First Page

47

Last Page

68

Publisher

Hong Kong In-Media

Abstract

The present paper attempts to trace, and offers to contextualise, the development of post-war Hong Kong's independent media, focusing on significant changes in the recent decade. The term "Independent Media" here refers to media operating with editorial and financial resources that are independent from the government or ruling political parties. Most of these media run on a non-commercial basis and are independent from commercial media groups. Such delineation correlates to Hong Kong's media sector by large, which is dominated by corporate groups along with a government-run official broadcasting body. The present paper, however, adopts a less restrictive definition for Independent Media, for as in elsewhere, many of these independent media are relying on government and commercial institutes to a varied extent. Since the 1990s, there have been many small-scale independent media running with government subsidies, and many others engaging in commercial activities (with advertising being a source of income). Independent here is a matter of degree and relevance, the different aspects of which will be expounded in the present paper.

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2009 Hong Kong In-Media.

Additional Information

ISBN of source publication: 9789881826428

Also published in Chinese (Traditional): 葉蔭聰 (2009)。香港篇:新政治力量。輯於林藹雲、葉蔭聰 (編),《草根不盡 : 華語地區獨立媒體年報2008/09》(頁47-68)。香港:獨立媒體(香港)。

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Ip, I.-C. (2009). Hong Kong: The rise of a new political force. In O.-W. Lam & I.-C. Ip (Eds.), Info rhizome: Report on independent media in the Chinese-speaking world (2008/09) (pp. 47-68). Hong Kong: Hong Kong In-Media.

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