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阿娇遭偷拍 八卦杂志四面楚歌
[ 2006-08-29 09:13 ]

人们已经习惯了明星的隐私曝光,可这回《壹本便利》“搞大了”。8月22日,香港女艺人阿娇(钟欣桐)更衣照被《壹本便利》杂志刊登后,该杂志可谓四面楚歌,引发各方讨伐。民建联近日以电话和街头访问的方式,对667名市民进行了问卷调查,有九成受访者认为,如此垃圾照片不利于青少年的身心发育。公众普遍反映,日前充斥市面的杂志都有类似“露点”问题,并希望政府及立法会议员尽快商讨立法遏止。
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Members of Hong Kong singing group, Gillian Chung (L) and Charlene Choi hold a banner which reads "Dignity" during a news conference entitled "Privacy and dignity: Hong Kong people's business" in Hong Kong August 28, 2006. Semi-nude photos of Chung taken with a hidden camera have sparked an uproar among fans and women's right groups. (Reuters)
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The public outcry against Easy Finder for publishing indecent photographs of Twins' singer Gillian Chung has been gaining momentum, with an increasing number of people vowing to boycott the magazine and demanding strict action against it.

A telephone and face-to face survey conducted by the Democratic Alliance for Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) from August 25 to 27 shows 80 per cent of the people will boycott the magazine in response to the calls by various organizations.

An overwhelming majority (90 per cent) of the 667 respondents said the sleazy photographs would have a negative impact on youngsters, while 88 per cent considered it an insult to women. That existing regulations don't have enough control over publications carrying obscene materials was felt by more than 81 per cent.

Since there are no laws at present to punish privacy violation, for example, by using spy cameras , offenders should get the maximum penalty under the Control of Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance , Young DAB Chairman Horace Cheung said yesterday.

"Laws punishing such offences are not only urgent, but also the only long-term solution. The government should promote the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance to strengthen public awareness of privacy issues," he said.

The DAB Women Affairs Committee Chairperson urged the local media to exercise self-discipline, and asked residents to stand up for decency.

The Hong Kong Press Council has received a few dozen complaints against Easy Finder that include those from Chung's agent. Press Council Chairman Edward Chen said they expected the magazine to respond to their lawyer's letter in the next few days.

"The council will examine the issue and make a decision this week. Our actions are not legally binding, though, and the most drastic one will be public condemnation," Chen said.

Public uproar has continued to rise, with the Television & Entertainment Licensing Authority getting close to 2,500 complaints against Easy Finder till yesterday. A women's rights coalition will observe a protest today, demanding that the government tackle the legal loopholes in existing regulations.

(Agencies)

Vocabulary:
 


boycott: 抵制

sleazy photographs: 垃圾照片

privacy violation: 侵犯个人隐私

spy cameras: 间谍相机

Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance: 不雅及淫亵物品条例

legal loopholes: 法规漏洞


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