Media of Macau

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Media in Macau are available to the public in the forms of: television and radio, newspapers, magazines and the Internet. They serve the local community by providing necessary information and entertainment. Macau's media market is rather small. The local media face strong competition from Hong Kong.

Macau reportedly[by whom?] has the highest "media density" in the world – nine Chinese-language dailies, three Portuguese-language dailies, three English-language dailies and half a dozen Chinese-language weeklies and one Portuguese-language weekly. About three dozen newspapers from Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan and the Philippines are shipped to Macau every early morning.[citation needed]

Print media edit

There are nine Chinese daily newspapers, three Portuguese dailies and two English daily newspapers in Macau. There are also six Chinese weekly newspapers and two Portuguese weekly newspapers.[citation needed]

All local newspapers that have been published for at least five years are entitled to subsidies from the government.

The first newspaper published in Macau was Abelha da China (Chinese: 蜜蜂華報), which was only published for one year.

Revista Macau is a quarterly magazine with cultural contents and run by the government. Macau Business is Macau's oldest English language publication, launched in May 2004, published monthly by a private company (De Ficção – Multimedia Projects) that also owns Business Intelligence Magazine a business magazine in Chinese, and Essential Macau a bilingual (Chinese/English) luxury magazine., "Macau News Agency", the first independent news agency available online and "", and online video news platform; Inside Asian Gaming (IAG) is a monthly B2B gaming industry magazine, printed in English and covering the LENGTH industries – Leisure, Entertainment, Nightlife, Gaming, Tourism and Hospitality. Founded in 2005, IAG is supported by a daily industry e-newsletter, IAG Breakfast Briefing. World Gaming Magazine (WGM) is a monthly B2C gaming magazine that was founded in 2009 and features five main sections – Play, Sport, Enjoy, Shop and The Macau Guide. High Life is a lifestyle magazine. The content includes high end leisure, retail and non-gaming products on offer in Macau resorts as well as other elements of Macau society and culture. It is distributed in more than 12,500 five star Macau hotel rooms as well as on mainland Chinese digital reading platform Netease.[citation needed]

Broadcast media edit

TDM (Macau) – Teledifusão de Macau, S. A. , provides public broadcasting service in the Macau Special Administrative Region of China. By running five digital terrestrial TV channels, one satellite TV channel, two radio channels, TDM serves the audiences a wide range of contents in Macau's two official languages, say Chinese and Portuguese.[citation needed]

Premium channels include:

Media administration edit

The government of Macau established the Government Information Bureau to regulate media broadcasting and provides support organizations related to this aspect. They are directly responsible to the chief executive of Macau. Freedom of the press is guaranteed under the Basic Law and Press Law of Macau.[citation needed]

The death of Lai Minhua, director general of the Macao Customs Service, and its subsequent reporting has been used as a case study on media use in Macau and in particular how mainstream media was reluctant to report on her death.[1]

Reporters' organizations edit

There are five journalists' organizations in Macau.[citation needed]

Media education edit

The University of Macau offer degree courses in media studies.[citation needed]

The University of Saint Joseph offers a Communication and Media program that covers a wide range of media disciplines.[citation needed]

Internet edit

There are several major internet communities in Macau such as Macaustreet, CyberCTM, Qoos and Macauplus.[citation needed]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Tong, Jingrong; Lo, Shih-Hung, eds. (2017). Digital Technology and Journalism: An International Comparative Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-55026-8.