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Talk Radio, the Mainstream Press, and Public Opinion in Hong Kong$
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Francis L.F. Lee

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9789888208579

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888208579.001.0001

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Historical Transformation1

Historical Transformation1

(p.25) 2 Historical Transformation1
Talk Radio, the Mainstream Press, and Public Opinion in Hong Kong

Francis L. F. Lee

Hong Kong University Press

Chapter 2 begins the empirical sections of the book with a historical analysis that demonstrates how talk radio has taken up varying characteristics and significance in the changing social and political contexts. Emphasizing the “multilevel interactions” between the media and its environment, the chapter shows that talk radio began as a channel for citizen-official communication in the late 1960s in Hong Kong. It was transformed into a platform for public discussion in the 1980s, and then became a critical watchdog in the 1990s and early 2000s. In most recent years, talk radio has become a channel for citizen-official communication again, with a new emphasis on the accountability performance by political leaders.

Keywords:   Phone-in programs, Hong Kong, Politics, Democracy, Public opinion, Radio, Free political expression, Media studies, Public Affairs, Government

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