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· April, 2011

Stories about East Asia from April, 2011

China: Changing Pork into Beef

Citizen Journalism from Tibet

Thailand: Outrage Over Topless Teen Dancing

The buzz in Thailand in the past week was the scandal caused by the topless teen dancers during the Songkran Water Festival (Thai New Year). The photos and videos of...

Japan: Tohoku Earthquake as seen through Twitter

Cambodia, Thailand: Border troops clash anew

Malaysian-ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference

North Korea: North Korean Defectors’ Remittances to Families in North

China: Massive Strike by Truck Drivers at Shanghai Ports

China: Rescuing Dogs

China: The Murder Case of Yao Jiaxin

Over the past few months, the cold-blooded murder of a young woman, Zhang Miao, by affluent music student Yao Jiaxin, has been the most heated topic on the Chinese Internet....

China: Facebook's PR strategy

Indonesia: Suicide Bomber Targets Police Mosque

A suicide bomber attacked the Adz-Zikro mosque located within a police complex in Cirebon City in Indonesia last Friday, April 15, 2011. Dozens were injured when the bomb exploded during...

Malaysia: Email For Citizens Project Draws Criticism

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that all Malaysians aged 18 years and above will receive a 1Malaysia email account. But many bloggers have criticized the project as unnecessary, saying...

South Korea: Search Engine Censorship Claims

As South Korea's biggest search engines file an anti-competition charge against Google, net users have started to look back at the various companies' contributions to the Korean net environment. The...

Singapore: Bloggers Criticize PAP Manifesto

Singapore’s ruling coalition, People’s Action Party, released its election manifesto on April 17, 2011, which was immediately criticized by many bloggers for being “too vague.” PAP has been in power...

China: College mistress “price list” exposed

Brazil/Japan: Bridge Blogging Post-Earthquake News

Philippines: Using social networks to promote local music

Laos: Protest against Xayaburi dam

Myanmar: Petition campaign for peace and reconciliation

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