New politics, new journalism in Hong Kong - The Listening Post (Full)


On The Listening Post this week: How are new media outlets challenging Hong Kong's establishment media? Plus, the untold stories of the Amazon.

Hong Kong: upstart outlets vs legacy media

Hong Kong's election last week saw a record turnout of voters. We look at how a new generation of journalists are challenging an establishment media increasingly influenced by Beijing and creating new public forums for young politicians to make their mark.

Talking us through the story: Kris Cheng, editorial director, Hong Kong Free Press; Yuen-Ying Chan, director and professor, HKU Journalism and Media Studies Centre; Robert Chow, HKG Pao; Wai-wa Yau, managing editor, Post 852.

On our radar:

Police raid the offices of one of the Maldives' leading news websites, after the broadcast of an Al Jazeera documentary accusing the president of corruption.

The people of Gabon are living in a news and information vacuum following a disputed presidential election.

A Ukrainian television channel is attacked ...