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· December, 2012

Stories about East Asia from December, 2012

19 December 2012

China:10 Best Weibo Stories of 2012

Cambodia Bans Internet Cafes Near Schools

Internet cafes are now banned within 500 meters of schools or educational buildings. Internet cafes are also prohibited from welcoming anyone under the age of 18, because the "internet poses...

18 December 2012

People's Daily: The Internet is Not Outside the Law

Infographic: Ten Ways of Torture in China's Black Jail

Brunei: National Day Logo 2013

Hong Kong: Grandma's Wallet

Japan: Signature Campaign Calling for the Release of Anti-Nuclear Scholar

Censorship Lift for “V for Vendetta” Shocks China

V for Vendetta, a film produced in 2005 about a near-future dystopian society, previously censored in China, was aired on China Central Television Station (CCTV) Channel Six on December 14,...

17 December 2012

China's Media Mute on Local School Tragedy

On Dec 14, 2012, 20 children were killed in a gun shooting in Connecticut, US. The sad news was immediately all over China’s CCTV and made the headlines of major...

Chinese Youth Association of France Sues Magazine for Racial Defamation

Korea: Tracking North Korean Satellite

16 December 2012

I Love Brunei Because….

Delwin Keasberry, more popularly known as @BruneiTweet in the Brunei internet community, asked fellow local netizens to tweet their love for their country. This post features some of the answers...

Singapore: Speaker of Parliament Resigns Over Sex Scandal

Singapore's Speaker of Parliament Michael Palmer resigned after admitting to having an extramarital affair with another government official. The resignation came as a shock to Singapore setting the blogosphere abuzz...

15 December 2012

Election Laws Hinder Japan's Political Online Activity

While Japanese citizens enjoy considerable Internet freedom, in times of election, things are little different due to Public Offices Election Act that restricts publication of political messages.

‘Meet the Stans': A Journey Through Central Asia

Jackie Chan: “Hong Kong has Become a City of Protest”

Actor and Kung Fu star Jackie Chan triggered outrage in Hong Kong after saying in an interview: “Hong Kong has become a city of protest, we scold China and its...

Campaign Against Pro-China Media Monopoly in Taiwan Turns Global

The Taiwanese government's lack of response to the street protests against the monopoly of a pro-China media group in the country, has triggered a series of online protests across the...