Media groups urged to present non-biased and factual reports
HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has called for greater government assistance to the media in reporting on the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area as part of efforts to spur the region's development.
The 11-city cluster Bay Area, as an innovation-driven economy with a total population of 70 million, and aims to create better conditions in people's livelihood, careers and tourism, has become a super-abundant source of media story ideas, she said.
Lam made the call at the opening ceremony of the Media Summit of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in Guangzhou on Sunday.
She suggested that media organizations in the Bay Area kick-start special projects and serve as a vital communication platform for governments, scholars, experts, businesses and the public to exchange ideas to help push the region's steady development.
The media should also present the Bay Area's development through more diversified channels, including the press, video and websites, in and beyond the region in a more seamless manner, Lam suggested.