Complaints against three episodes of "Headliner" said to have insulted police officers substantiated

Local | 28 Jan 2021 5:35 pm

Hong Kong’s communication watchdog today ruled that complaints against three episodes of RTHK’s “Headliner” said to have insulted and denigrated police officers have been substantiated.

Another episode was also said to have lacked a suitable opportunity for response.

The three episodes were broadcasted respectively on February 28, March 13, and April 10 in 2020.

The Communications Authority decided that RTHK should be strongly advised to observe more closely the relevant provisions in the TV Programme Code.

Meanwhile, a complaint against the television program "Scoop" broadcasted on May 21, 2020, on the Jade Channel of Television Broadcasts Limited was also justified.

The Communications Authority said there were reasonable grounds to consider that TVB had not exercised its due diligence in avoiding unfairness to the pay TV service provider referred to in the segment, and had failed to take all reasonable care to satisfy itself that all material facts were so far as possible fairly presented, in of the TV Programme Code.

The Communications Authority has therefore decided that TVB should be strongly advised to observe more closely the relevant provisions in the TV Programme Code.



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