Members of the Authority are appointed by the Chief Executive
of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.
During 2005-06, there were a total of 12 members on the Authority
comprising nine non-official members appointed from the community,
including the Chairman, and three public officers. The public
officers are the Permanent Secretary for Commerce, Industry
and Technology (Communications and Technology), the Director-General
of Telecommunications and the Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs.
To enable the Authority to monitor the pulse of the community
in broadcasting matter, the Authority receives feedback and
input from the community through focus groups set up by the
Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority. Complaints
lodged by the public on various aspects of licensees' services
also provide valuable community feedback to the Authority.
The Authority discharges part of its main duties through
two committees: the Complaints Committee and the Codes
of Practice Committee.
The Complaints Committee is responsible for considering
complaints about broadcasting and making recommendations to
the Authority regarding such complaints. It comprises six
Authority members and five co-opted non-official members.
The Codes of Practice Committee is responsible for
keeping the television and radio broadcasting standards under
regular review and amending the codes of practice when necessary.
It comprises four Authority members and five co-opted members.
By virtue of the BAO, the Commissioner for Television and
Entertainment Licensing is the Authority's Principal Executive
Officer. The Broadcasting Division of the Television and Entertainment
Licensing Authority serves as the executive arm and secretariat
for the Authority.