Stories from 23 July 2006
China: the first police blog
Jeremy Goldkorn from Danwei introduces the first China police blog where you can vote for the hottest female cop.
China: alliance of banned blog
One man band width is going to start an alliance of banned blogs: “The purpose of the group is to bring to International awareness the need for cohesion among bloggers to fight oppression and build a free Internet.”
Hong Kong: youth participation in politics
T-Salon has translated an article by a member of legislative council, Margaret Ng, on the Lack of Youth Participation in Hong Kong Politics.
Hong Kong: Tree policy
The Chinese University of Hong Kong has been trying to upgrade their campus to international standard by large scale construction; and hundreds of trees in the campus are at stake. Yeahayeah in between psychosis and hysteria criticizes the university administration body and the Hong Kong government in their “management” rationality...
Hong Kong: youth Ambassador Against Internet Piracy
Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department has been recruiting 9-25 years old youths to become “youth ambassador against internet privacy” against BT activities. The project is initially launched in Feburary 2006 and until now 1200 BT websites have been closed and 99 persons have been arrested (zh). Ben Ng has...
Hong Kong: Collective memories
Kurk has finished a series of posts on the 70s’ generation collective memories in Hong Kong (zh)
Indonesia: One Day without TV
Can we live a day without TV? Many Indonesian bloggers almost simultaneously posted a piece about a day without television to commemorate National Children Day on July 23. Many of them are worried about the quality of Indonesian tv programs which they see as a threat to the children creativity...
African women’s voices this week
Concoction on Humanities for African Leaders the modern way of doing politics especially in Africa is so far away from doing “dialogue publicly” that we have had an ‘interesting’ version of democracy…….Politics, which the ancient Greeks defined as public dialogue, is unfortunatelly measured by some sort of wierd election that...
China: How journalists blog
Have you ever blogged about why you blog? Why you started and what your goals are? We see now that many blogs are more than ‘internet chatter‘, yet somehow not quite The News. Do you blog for fun? For attention? To learn or to teach? To build community? In China...