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· March, 2012

Stories about East Asia from March, 2012

24 March 2012

Cambodia: The First BarCamp Angkor

Since 2008, BarCamps in Cambodia have been organized in Phnom Penh. But this year's BarCamp will take place in the provincial town of Siem Reap, the gateway to the world-famous...

22 March 2012

Hong Kong Chief Executive Election: The Pig, the Wolf or Blank Vote?

The Hong Kong Chief Executive "election" is about to take place. Who are the 1200 privileged election committee members going to vote for? The 'Pig', the 'Wolf', a democratic token...

21 March 2012

China: Debate on Kony 2012

The Kony 2012 viral video also drew significant attention in China. On the popular Chinese video site Youku, the same video harvested over 8 million views in a few days....

South Korea: Photos of Politicians Staring at Revealing Photos of Ladies in National Assembly building

South Korea: Three Major TV Stations Protest for Fair Journalism

In South Korea, following one of biggest TV network’s desperate attempt to overthrow its president over unfair news coverage and corruption allegations, the nation’s two other major TV stations have...

China and Koreas: North Korean Refugees

20 March 2012

China: Shanghai International Adult Products Expo

China: Reactions to India's Poor and Homeless

Norway Hosts First Journalism Award for Indigenous Broadcasters

Norway is widely known for hosting the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Awards. This month, the Scandinavian country is hosting the debut of another important yet largely unknown journalism award ceremony...

Postscript to East Timor Presidential Elections

The incumbent president of East Timor conceded defeat in the recent presidential election which was hailed by both citizens and international observers as generally peaceful and credible. Here are other...

Video: Surfers, Fishermen and Radiation in Post Earthquake Japan

Journalist Lisa Katayama and filmmaker Jason Wishnow are documenting the lives of people dealing with radiation in a post-earthquake Japan. In We Are All Radioactive, they are including 50% footage...

19 March 2012

Cambodia's First IPO

Hong Kong: Indie Music Made Illegal by Contradictory Policies

Contradictory to the government's policy in the development of the cultural and creative industries in Hong Kong, autonomous indie music venues and performances have become targets for harassment by a...

Philippines: Electric Jeepneys

18 March 2012

Philippines: Noynoying is the New Planking

Because planking protests are now banned in the Philippines, activists resorted to Noynoying. What is Noynoying and how did it replace planking as a popular protest pose in the country?...