Please cover either one of these events - the release of a district election survey at the FCC or a forum on internet freedom in China at HKU - for your 3rd graded assignment. Remember, I want a hard news angle for the story, not just a recorder summary of the discussions. If you plan to cover the election survey results, make sure you read or re-read the section on surveys in Ch. 8 of the Universal Journalist. Your deadline is next Saturday (Nov. 5).
You can show the club your student card and tell them you are covering it for a HKU journalism project. They should let you in for free.
Club Lunch: Local Elections, Long-Term Effects? The Hong Kong District Council Elections of 2011 – Survey Results Presentation
Professor Michael E. DeGolyer, Hong Kong Baptist University
Professor Sonny Lo Shui Hing, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
12:45pm – Lunch
1:15pm – Address
The 2011 District Council elections are the first in a series of elections for an expanded Chief Executive Election Committee in December, a new Chief Executive in March 2012 and a new, larger and more democratic Legislative Council next September. They are the first elections since constitutional reforms passed in 2010. Five District Council members will be elected next September to Legco in the first at-large elections.
So what are voter’s concerns and preferences, and how will the infighting among various political groupings affect the results of these increasingly important District Council elections?
A Hong Kong Transition Project report was commissioned by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. Based on a survey conducted in early October, the results will be presented by Professor Michael E. DeGolyer and forecast of election results by Professor Sonny Lo Shui Hing. Both professors are frequent commentators and authors on public affairs in Hong Kong and greater China.
$150 (MEMBERS) $180 (GUESTS)
Please reserve with the FCC reception at (tel) 2521 1511 (fax) 2868 4092 or (email) firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Freedoms and the Information and Communications Technology Sector: A Human Rights Advocacy Perspective
An informal discussion on the rights to online freedom of expression, access to information, and privacy in China, and the roles different stakeholders can play to strengthen human rights awareness and accountability among companies operating in the ICT sector, which often find themselves at the center of human rights controversies. Also, an introduction to the work of Human Rights in China (HRIC), an international NGO with a mission to promote international human rights and advance the institutional protection of those rights inside China, with emphasis on HRIC’s work to engage ICT businesses and other stakeholders in support of online freedoms. Joey H. Lee is the Senior Hong Kong Program Manager at the Hong Kong office of Human Rights in China (HRIC).
Date: November 1, 2011 (Tuesday)
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Venue: Room 404, 4/F TT Tsui Building, HKU
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