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New Hong Kong’s RTHK offers programmes free online -
Hong Kong’s RTHK offers programmes free online
December 16th, 2009 - 12:18 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.
Hong Kong’s public broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) is offering selected radio and TV educational programmes free to the public on the Internet. Named ‘RTHK Creative Archive’, the new initiative is a result of RTHK recognising Creative Commons (CC) copyright licence with an aim of supporting the Liberal Studies Creative Archive, an open, shared educational resource in Hong Kong.
RTHK Deputy Director of Broadcasting Gordon Leung said: “RTHK is the first broadcaster in Hong Kong adopting the CC copyright licence concept, and the RTHK Creative Archive website is a significant initiative with an objective to facilitate teachers and students in building up their own Liberal Studies resource database legally. It helps removing the public’s fear of content-sharing for educational, creative and non-commercial use in the new media environment.”
In the first batch, content for download consists of over 100 items of video footage, audio clips and photos, covering social developments in Hong Kong, RTHK said.
The Creative Commons Hong Kong (CCHK) authority launched the Liberal Studies Creative Archive in September. Liberal Studies were introduced to schools this year as one of the four compulsory subjects in the New Senior Secondary Curriculum of Hong Kong.