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Community broadcasting boost for Hong Kong

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is moving forward with a three-year pilot project for Community Involvement Broadcasting Service (CIBS). 

Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) has been tasked with devoting part of its airtime and resources within the development of digital services to a platform for the community, non-governmental organizations and the underprivileged to participate in broadcasting.

Radio programme production is the first testing ground for the CIBS scheme. The project three aims – to embrace the promotion of a wider range of social gains to the community, such as plurality, diversity, social inclusion; to cultivate social empathy and civic mindedness; and to inspire creativity, uniqueness and talent nurturing. 

The programme themes for the first round of applications include education, arts & culture and ethnic minorities.