On The Listening Post this week: How are new media outlets challenging Hong Kong's establishment media? Plus, the untold stories of the Amazon.
Hong Kong: Upstart outlets vs legacy media
Hong Kong's election last week saw a record turnout of voters. We look at how a new generation of journalists are challenging an establishment media increasingly influenced by Beijing and creating new public forums for young politicians to make their mark.
Talking us through the story: Kris Cheng, editorial director, Hong Kong Free Press; Yuen-Ying Chan, director and professor, HKU Journalism and Media Studies Centre; Robert Chow, HKG Pao; Wai-wa Yau, managing editor, Post 852.
On our radar:
- Police raid the offices of one of the Maldives' leading news websites after the broadcast of an Al Jazeera documentary accusing the president of corruption.
- The people of Gabon are living in a news and information vacuum following a disputed presidential election.
- A Ukrainian television channel is attacked and blockaded by protesters who accuse it of serving pro-Russian interests.
- Fox News is accused of hacking the phone records of a reporter at media watchdog, Media Matters.
Untold stories: Covering the Brazilian Amazon
We travel to the Brazilian Amazon to take a closer look at the stories the country's mainstream media ignore and talk to the local journalists about the challenges they face. The Listening Post's Paolo Ganino reports from Manaus.
Source: Al Jazeera