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· April, 2012

Stories about East Asia from April, 2012

10 April 2012

Philippines: Netizens Unite to Save Pine Trees

Controversy on North Korea's Satellite Launch

China: An Insider's Reflection on Keyword Filtering Programs

A reflective article written by a computer programmer about his experience in developing a program for keyword filtering on mobile devices .

9 April 2012

One Day on Earth: Worldwide Collaborative Music Video Released

A new music video has been released in preparation for the worldwide screening of the Global Collaborative film One Day on Earth, which will take place in locations all around...

Thailand: Internet Freedom Threats and Violations

Aim Sinpeng reports that internet censorship has continued in Thailand despite the victory of the opposition in the last elections. The government continues to block thousands of websites for violating...

Overseas Chinese Students Bring Changes to China?

Myanmar: Continuing Press Freedom Violations

China: The Uyghur Human Rights Project

China: Struggle to Remember Fang Lizhi

Chinese intellectual Fang Lizhi, who inspired a whole generation of student activists during the 1980s, passed away on April 6, 2012 in the United States, at the age of 76....

Overview of Buddhism in Vietnam

Vietnam: Videos About Hanoi

US War Drones in the Philippines

6 April 2012

Laos: Creative Minds Come Together to Produce Children's Programming

Is Basketball's Jeremy Lin the Light of Taiwan?

From a benchwarmer to an NBA player who led the New York Knicks to seven consecutive victories, Jeremy Lin's inspiring Cinderella story has incited “Linsanity” in Taiwan. All major newspapers...

Taiwan: A Family's Forced Eviction Casts Shadow on Urban Renewal Act

The outraging eviction of Wang family executed by Taipei City government showed the public how fragile citizens' private rights is in front of the urban renewal projects. More and more...

China: No Fishes for Chinese Fishermen

‘Anonymous’ Aims at Hacking China

5 April 2012

Video: Firefox Flicks Video Contest

The Firefox Flicks worldwide contest will give awards for short films teaching web browser consumers about online issues such as privacy, choice, interoperability and opportunity, and how the non-profit Firefox...

South Korea: Illegal Surveillance of Citizens and Entertainers

South Korea's presidential administration has come under fire over its illegal monitoring of civilians. Entertainers who often hosted anti-government protests have revealed that they have been followed and monitored by...

China: Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Puts Himself Under Web Surveillance

Prominent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei had installed four live webcams at his home in Beijing as a symbolic protest against the police's 24-hour surveillance of him. However, the Chinese authorities...