Pro-democracy lawmakers staged protests and altered their oaths as the new term of the Legislative Council kicked off on Wednesday.
Joining veteran journalist Francis Moriarty on RTHK Radio 3 to discuss credibility in news.
hinese state leader Zhang Dejiang has arrived in Hong Kong, saying that he is ready to look, listen and speak, and highlighting his work during Hong Kong’s 2003 SARS pandemic. Tom Grundy reports on BBC World Service.
Speaking on RTHK Radio 3 about the HKU Council leak, alongside legal scholar Eric Cheung and IT lawmaker Charles Mok.
Speaking on BBC World Service Newsday about homelessness and poverty in Hong Kong.
The Chinese state news agency Xinhua may have purchased followers on Twitter, according the co-founder of TwitterAudit, a tool designed to detect fake users on the popular social media platform.
An audit conducted last May on the “@XHNews” English Twitter feed suggested that only 11 per cent of the news agency’s followers were real. The TwitterAudit.com tool sampled 5,000 of Xinhua’s 1.56 million Twitter followers, basing the score on how active and established the agency’s followers were.
It is possible that Xinhua purchased followers at some point in an attempt to appear more legitimate. In response to emailed questions, David Caplan, co-founder of TwitterAudit, wrote that “it is easy to purchase followers, just search Google. Lots of sites sell them.”
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Village houses and flats overlook a ramshackle slum in Lam Tei, a suburb in Hong Kong’s New Territories. As of December 2014, the ex-British colony is home to 9,618 asylum claimants.
Reflecting on the February 1st, 2015 pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong. Live on RTHK Radio 3’s ‘Backchat’ programme.
Tom Grundy live on RTHK Radio’s Morning Brew in Hong Kong. Informal chat about the final Occupy camp clearance.
Tom Grundy on Arise TV. Discussing the clearance of the final pro-democracy ‘Umbrella Movement’ protest site in Hong Kong.