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52 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
From non-consensual porn to sextortion: exposing image-based abuse in Asia
Image-based abuse, including sextortion and non-consensual porn for profit, is on the rise in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, the Philippines & Indonesia. SCMP presents a multinational collaboration, led by the SCMP Asia reporter Raquel Carvalho, exploring the trend through the voices of victims and those exposing abuse and fighting for justice. Hear a discussion with Carvalho and the journalists who worked on this project: https://bit.ly/ImageAbuseJournalism Online feature: https://sc.mp…
16 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Inside the yoga ball murders: how police solved one of Hong Kong’s most calculated crimes
In 2018 a professor from a Hong Kong university was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his wife and daughter using a gas-filled yoga ball as his murder weapon. Prosecutors had accused the anaesthesiologist, who pleaded not guilty to murder, of putting a leaking yoga ball containing carbon monoxide inside a car driven by his wife. A police officer who found a deflated yoga ball began an investigation culminating in shocking courtroom revelations of a most calculated crime. Online feature…
16 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Hong Kong Halloween special 2020
Upon this Halloween the staff of the SCMP gather around a candle-lit microphone to tell some of Hong Kong's legendary ghost stories. Hear about the curse of the Seven Sisters, the haunted movie soundtrack that Hong Kong radio DJs call 'the Forbidden Song', the Girl with the Single Braid and the legendary tale of the Congee Delivery Boy and the Headless Mahjong Party. Presented by Kinling Lo, with voice talents from John Carter, Gigi Choy, Zinnia Lee, Brian Peach, Heidi Yeung, and Nadeem Shad…
27 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
Quitting alcohol in Hong Kong: a sport reporter's journey
How hard is it to quit alcohol if it defines your lifestyle? Patrick Blennerhassett moved to Hong Kong and quickly became immersed in a culture of long work hours and even longer hours drinking each night. Listen as he shares his journey and the people he met along the way as he quit alcohol, changed his lifestyle and began training for a marathon next year.
23 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
Roman Tam – singer of Hong Kong anthems and godfather of Canto-pop
The "Godfather of Canto-pop" left an indelible mark on Hong Kong culture with a prolific career that began in the 1970s, and his anthems are still being sung to unite protesters today.
30 minutes | Feb 4, 2019
Reporting the Lunar New Year in the Year of the Pig
James Legge speaks to SCMP journalists, video producers and editors about what stories always come around for Lunar New Year and what stories they’ve found for the coming Year of the Pig
20 minutes | Nov 15, 2018
The life and legacy of Louis Cha ‘Jin Yong’
Zhou Xin talks about the cultural impact of Louis Cha's wuxia novels in mainland China as well as his pivotal role as founder and editor of Ming Pao.
71 minutes | Sep 23, 2018
How the SCMP covered Typhoon Mangkhut, Hong Kong’s most intense storm
Hear first-hand accounts of the most powerful storm Hong Kong has faced since records began.
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