2002 Research Report

Getting Heard: A Handbook for Hong Kong Citizens

31 December 2002

By Christine Loh and Civic Exchange

This Handbook suggests ways that individual citizens can work with each other and with the government in making choices and taking action. It is based on the belief that effective public dialogue benefits both citizens and government.

Getting Heard provides concrete information about the specific steps needed to transform an idea or a vision into a reality and explains how you can use this information to influence government bodies and also companies. The Handbook addresses issues such as how to write a press release, organise a campaign and raise money. It includes contact information for individual government departments, government officials and the media. It also includes a sample funding proposal, a template for press releases and other useful information.

To order your copy of the book, please call 2893 0213.

Book review:
(1) “Getting Heard” by Peter Gordon, The Asian Review of the Books, 15 January 2003.