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In-depth discussions with SCMP journalists and editors about how they are covering the world’s biggest news, and what’s happening behind the scenes. Brought to you by the South China Morning Post.

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In-depth discussions with SCMP journalists and editors about how they are covering the world’s biggest news, and what’s happening behind the scenes. Brought to you by the South China Morning Post.

    From non-consensual porn to sextortion: exposing image-based abuse in Asia

    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…

    • 51 min
    Inside the yoga ball murders: how police solved one of Hong Kong’s most calculated crimes

    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…

    • 15 min
    Hong Kong Halloween special 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…

    • 15 min
    Quitting alcohol in Hong Kong: a sport reporter's journey

    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. 

    • 26 min
    Roman Tam – singer of Hong Kong anthems and godfather of Canto-pop

    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.

    • 23 min
    Reporting the Lunar New Year in the Year of the Pig

    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

    • 29 min

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