Issue 27 - 6 April 2011  
  1. The EOC Launches TV Docu-Drama  
“A Mission for Equal Opportunities”, the EOC’s TV docu-drama series on discrimination issues, will begin its 2011 broadcast tonight. Produced by Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), this will be the first of six episodes, based on real-life cases, to be shown on TVB Jade Channel every Wednesday at 7:00-7:30pm until 11 May. To gauge public response to the series, the EOC will operate a hotline (Tel: 2511 8211) after each episode from 7:30-8:00pm to answer the public’s questions on equal opportunity issues. Corresponding advertisements at MTR stations will run until 22 April.
  Read the press release  
  Watch the drama series 2011  
  Previous docu-drama series (with Cantonese, English and Putonghua versions)  
  2. The EOC Discusses Educational Needs of Ethnic Minority Students in Hong Kong with the Education Bureau  
The Convenor of the EOC’s Working Group on Education for Ethnic Minorities, Dr. Agnes LAW, met with the media on 4 April 2011 to report on the meeting between Members of the Working Group on Education for Ethnic Minorities and the Under Secretary for Education, Mr. Kenneth CHEN, to discuss issues related to specific educational needs of ethnic minority students in Hong Kong.
  The Working Group on Education for Ethnic Minorities of the EOC aims to identify the problems faced by ethnic minority students, especially in the learning of Chinese language, and to make recommendations for improvements. Dr. Law was also interviewed on these issues on RTHK2’s “Made in Hong Kong Alex Lee” today.  
  EOC’s Submission to the Education Bureau  
  3. The EOC Supports Community Projects on Equal Opportunities through Funding Programme  
The EOC’s Community Participation Funding Programme (2011/12) is now open for application. The maximum funding limit for each community project is $50,000. The EOC has supported over 750 non-governmental organizations and schools in the past to carry out projects that promote public understanding of equal opportunities and the anti-discrimination laws. Application deadlines: 15 May 2011 (1st batch) and 31 July 2011 (2nd batch).
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  4. The EOC’s Latest Annual Report Receives International Award  
The EOC’s Annual Report 2009/10, under the theme “We As One”, has been chosen for an Honors Award in the International MERCURY Awards Competition, which celebrates excellence in professional communications. This year, 750 competition entries were received from 30 countries. The award recognizes the EOC’s mission to foster an inclusive society, and reaffirms our commitment to transparency and effective reporting of our work to the public.
  EOC Annual Report 2009/10  
Stay updated on the EOC’s work and positions by referring to our press releases and media interviews on our website. Also, stay tuned on other equal opportunities issues and community initiatives by visiting our community resources and community events pages for information from our community partners, including publications, survey reports, publicity campaigns, and upcoming conferences.