Some readers of online media in Hong Kong exhibit racial biases and discrimination, study finds

A study funded by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has found that while online media in Hong Kong have largely been professional when reporting on issues related to race or ethnic minorities, their readers were more likely to discriminate. Photo: Almond Li / HKFP. Scholars from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and the … Read more

Pro-Beijing party tops Hong Kong political popularity chart, poll finds

A pro-Beijing party has topped a popularity chart of political groups in Hong Kong, a poll has found. The Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute (HKPORI) published the results on Tuesday of a phone survey of 1,000 Hong Kong residents examining the city’s most popular political parties. Pro-Beijing labor and political group the Hong Kong … Read more

Over 85% of elderly carers in Hong Kong showed signs of depression amid Covid-19, survey finds

More than 80 per cent of caregivers who look after the elderly in Hong Kong indicated signs of depression during the fifth and deadliest wave of Covid-19 in the city to date, a survey has found. An elderly and her caretaker photographed outside the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin. File photo: Hillary Leung … Read more

1 in 6 people in Hong Kong experienced online sexual harassment, equality watchdog survey finds

One in six people in Hong Kong have suffered online sexual harassment while one in eight experienced it in the workplace, according to a survey by Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC). The EOC conducted telephone interviews with 5,027 people aged between 18 and 64 from March to June last year. (From left to right) … Read more

Access to online mental health support can help those in need, University of Hong Kong program finds

Online consultations with psychiatrists can significantly help those with mental health issues as they are more accessible to patients, a University of Hong Kong pilot program has found. A secondary teacher holding an online zoom lesson in an empty classroom. File photo: May James / HKFP. During a press briefing on Monday, HKU’s Department of … Read more

Satisfaction with Hong Kong’s press freedom drops to record low, poll finds

Hongkongers’ satisfaction with press freedom and media outlets in the city has dropped to a record low, a poll has found. The Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute (HKPORI) published the results of a telephone survey involving 1,004 respondents’ “appraisal of news media.” File photo: Tom Grundy / HKFP. The survey found that 28 per … Read more