Master of Arts
in Global Communication /
Student Projects

2017-18
“Poverty in Hong Kong”

Supervised by Mr. Eddy Li (Teacher of COMM5772)

Group A

Hong Kong as one of the most populous and richest cities in the world is now haunted by its high number of people living in poverty. Behind the glamour of its economic success, nearly one fifth of its 7.3 million people are struggling to have the basic needs in life. While poverty it a global issue, this is a story of how volunteers take action to offer help. Restaurant owner “Ming Gor” took the center stage amid claims that the government is not doing enough to address the persisting problem. Every week, hundreds of food boxes were delivered to those in need in Sham Shui Po where most of the poor people are concentrated.


Reporter: Hongzhou XIE | Cameramans: Weiyi CHEN, Zhongyang YUE
Editor: Jialei QIN | Producer: Kaiyi HUANG

 

Group B

This is a short film that portrays the current situation of poverty in Hong Kong. The severity of the problem was reflected by interviews with people concerned. More important, the story focused on a crusader who began handling out foods to the under-privileged in poor Sham Shui Po area more than a decade ago. “Ming Gor”, who runs a restaurant with a Chinese name seemingly means “You are not alone in this area”, has become a popular figure. Government efforts to deal with the problem is branded as evasive. Ming Gor’s effort is gaining momentum, winning the hearts and minds from those who receive and those who give.


Cameramans: Jiangling HUANG, Mengqian HU
Editor: Yue CHEN | Producers: Qianhui HUANG, Nianyu WANG

 

Group C

A reporter’s debrief describing how food boxes are prepared by parents and kids before they go off to hand out to the homeless people. It is a major event on every Sunday in poor Sham Shui Po area masterminded by restaurant owner “Ming Gor” who started this charity campaign more than ten years ago to help fight poverty here in Hong Kong.


Reporter: Joyna LIN | Cameraman: Gabrielle ZHU
Editor: Ivy CHAN | Producers: Cécile Deschanel, Gabrielle ZHU, Ivy CHAN, Joyna LIN
Writer: Cécile Deschanel

 

2016-17
“Hong Kong Guide Dogs”

Supervised by Mr. Eddy Li (Teacher of COMM5772)

Group A

A closer look at the daily life of a guide dog user here in Hong Kong. Ms. Trada Yip lost her eyesight when she was a teenager because of glaucoma. Due to the lack of guide dogs, she flew to New York and got one. Rally had become her closest companion ever since, so much so she would call it a mother and daughter relationship. The story also reflects the support needed for the visually-impaired people. There are more than 1700 applicants seeking for guide dogs, with only about forty in service. Ms. Yip’s quality of life has been hugely improved with Rally on her side the whole time.


Reporter: Qianwei WU | Cameraman: Lin LI
Editors: Siqi JI, Jing SUN | Producer: Kexuan LIU

 

Group B

A reporter’s notebook describing the overwhelming demand of guide dogs in Hong Kong. The situation is improving largely because of Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association created in 2011, by importing guide dogs and its breeds, raising and training them locally. Efforts by volunteers are not to be ignored. An annual charity walk is being held to drum up support, to raise funds to help solve the problem, and more importantly to bring about awareness to those who need assistance.


Reporter: Mingshi CHEN | Cameraman: Fangxin DING
Editor: Xia ZHAO | Producers: Yuanyuan ZHANG, Ning PEI

 

Group C

A documentation of the guide dogs situation in Hong Kong, as expressed by those who care and by those who are users. The supply and demand is simply out of proportion. The Hong Kong Guide Dogs Association has been making tremendous progress since it was founded in 2011. Still, there is much more to be done, which includes educating the public mass the harnesses a guide dog user endures. The story explains the important role a guide dog plays, to help bring normalcy of the daily life of its user.


Reporter: Hoyee TANG | Cameramen: Honghao CHEN, Xin LENG
Editors: Luchang FENG, Xin LENG, Chenxi ZHENG | Producers: Xin LENG, Chenxi ZHENG
Translators: Hoyee TANG, Chenxi ZHENG

 

2015-16
“Cell Phones”

Supervised by Mr. Eddy Li (Teacher of COMM5772)

Group A

This story introduces the impact of cellphones, a product of modern technology; a trendy gadget we seemingly cannot live without. Small phones now offer a wide range of features. But users seem to ignore its negative effects, especially when it is used extensively. Concerns are raised that harmful effects can be inflicted among children who have easy access to such a device these days. Close monitoring and proper guidance by parents are strongly advised.


Reporter: Wei LI | Cameraman: Yue LIU
Editor: Yimeng ZHONG | Producer: Jini ZHU

 

Group B

Cell phones nowadays not only serve as a communication tool, but also offer a whole lot of choices with its entertainment and socializing functions. Among them, video game is the most popular feature. However more and more scientific proof shows that there are hidden hazards users should not ignore. This story will probe into the current situation of mobile phone use here in Hong Kong, with a focus on mobile gaming among university students.


Reporter: jiayin GE | Cameraman: Hanzhi LU
Editor: Duyu HUANG | Producer: Han XU

 

 

2013-14
“Cigarette Smoking — A Global Concern”

Supervised by Mr. Eddy Li (Teacher of COMM5772)

Group A

In recent years, the number of female smokers has been steadily on the rise in Hong Kong while the overall smoking population is decreasing due to governmental efforts. More and more young girls are seen smoking in the streets. Peer pressure and the need to socialize make them resort to a puff of smoke…


Reporter: Edith Yisi CHEN | Cameraman: Tom Yuchen TANG
Editor: Shanshan LIAO | Producers: Rachel Ruiwen SUN, Emma Huan LIU

 

Group B

Hong Kong, known as Asia’s world city, enjoys one of the lowest numbers of smokers in the world. Despite the fact that the percentage of male smokers has dramatically decreased since the 1980s, the latest trend illustrates that the percentage of female smokers is on the rise. There is solid evidence by now that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer. Even more, research has highlighted the interconnection between cigarette smoking and breast cancer. This news story will be probing into the situation of female smokers in Hong Kong.


Reporter: Carol CHEUNG | Cameraman: Xuan WANG
Editor: Tianyao ZHOU | Producers: Ziqi YANG, Ting LIU

 

Group C

As one of the main public health concerns, smoking has been strongly restricted by the Hong Kong government since 1999. Based on the Smoking Ordinance, the government provides several services aimed at helping people to quit smoking, including counseling. Some scholars believe the services help increase the success rate while some private companies and long-time smokers argue that the smokers’ own will and determination are overlooked in the government policies. This news story will highlight both sides of the argument.


Reporter: Hannah TANG | Cameraman: Lydia LI
Editor: Enya FU | Producers: Rebecca FAN, Yurika LENG