Lau Ka-ho wins the Bronze award in the Consumer Rights Reporting Awards


劉家豪奪得「消費權益新聞報道獎」校園組銅獎

Date: 26 Jul 2016 (Tuesday)

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HKBU student wins bronze in The Consumer Rights Reporting Awards

浸大學生勇奪消費新聞獎銅獎

Lau Ka-ho (Broadcast Journalism, year 3) won the Bronze award in the Campus category of the 16th Consumer Rights Reporting Awards with his three-minute documentary “Signboards that list unapproved professional qualifications in Chinese medicine violate ordinance”.

Ka-ho was excited about winning the award which serves as a valuable recognition of his standard of professional knowledge and skill. The idea for the award-winning report was developed from his day-to-day life; he found that only three professional qualifications in Chinese Medicine are officially approved in Hong Kong, namely General Practitioner, Acupuncture and Moxibustion, and Orthopedics. Chinese medicine practitioners may be violating the rules of professional conduct by stating qualifications that have not been validated by relevant authorities. To complete the report, he applied what he has learnt at HKBU; not only did he carry out regular practices, such as conducting research and interviews, he also carried out sting operations.   

Ka-ho sincerely thanked the Department of Journalism for its support and expressed his gratitude to Mr Bruce Lui, Senior Lecturer of the Department, who provided him with constructive advice, such as how to maintain a fair and objective stance in the report.   

The Consumer Rights Reporting Awards, organised by the Consumer Council in association with the Hong Kong Journalists Association and the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association, has grown in scale and is considered an authority in recognising journalistic professionalism and excellence. A panel comprising 11 distinguished judges drawn from the participating professional organisations, academia and members of the Consumer Council were given the arduous task of adjudicating.

劉家豪(廣播新聞三年級)憑著「中醫招牌列其他專科涉違專業守則誤導病人」的三分鐘短片報道,奪得第16屆「消費權益新聞報道獎」校園組銅獎。

家豪對獲獎感到鼓舞,認為是對自己專業水平及技巧的肯定。他表示,報道從日常生活出發,發現中醫原來只有三個專科類別獲正式認證,包括全科、針炙及骨傷科,如有中醫標示其他的專科,即涉嫌違反專業守則。採訪過程,除了一般的資料蒐集、訪問,還涉及「放蛇」,將他在新聞系所學的悉數實踐。

他感謝學系的支持,特別是高級講師呂秉權先生的指導,「在過程中,呂先生作出不同建議,提醒我報道要持平中立,不要受到個別人或事的影響。」
 
消費權益新聞報道獎由消委會、香港記者協會及香港攝影記者協會聯合主辦,為香港區具規模及權威的新聞獎項之一。由11人組成的評審小組來自消委會、各專業組織及新聞學術界等,共同肩負評審工作。