A media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. My Twitter account is @oiwan and personal views are published on: patreon.com/oiwan
Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from January, 2008
China: Learning from Pornography Website
Dupola suggests that internet business should learn from pornography websites (zh) in terms of their market strategy, relation with the users, income sources and scale.
Hong Kong: Party Politics
Despite the fact that people are in general cynical about political party, legislator Tsang Yok Shing predicts that the 2017 timetable for universal suffrage will bring party politics to the peak (zh).
Japan: Whale as Food Culture
Lee from Toyko Times blogs about Japan Prime Minister Fukuda's defence for whale research while public discourse is about food culture.
Japan: Letters from the Prison
Debito posted letters from Osayuwamen Idubor, written in jail. The Nigerian was sentenced last December to three years for rape despite no physical evidence and flawed accuser testimony. Part I and Part II.
South Korea: Abusive Daycare
Korea Beats translated a citizen report from ohmynews about an abusive daycare center. Matt has an update of the story.
China: Internet Privacy
Vincent points out that many social networking sites have violated the protection of privacy. For example the fact that spokeo.com can track down hundreds of friends’ online activities via their email accounts is a form of surveillance, probably against the account holders’ will to be left alone.
China: Xi Hu's White Winter
ShaoShilong posts some great pictures of Xi Hu or West Lake in white winter.
China: The Anger of the Weak
On his way to the office, Zengying saw a hawker running away from the city control team. He warned the powerful not to neglect the anger of the weak and press them into fighting back.
China: Spring Travel Transportation Map
Hecaitou points out that the google map for spring travel transportation is very helpful and he expresses great thanks for the staff creating the page.
South Korea: Cry from a Nepalese Migrant Worker
Suwash Budathoki, a Nepalese citizen, was arrested in the S. Korean capital Seoul on July 7, 2007 and now struggling to overcome his ill-health in Hwaseong Immigration Detention Center. IBMK has interviewed the desperate migrant.
Hong Kong: Artists’ Nude Photos
Some nude photos of two local artists were put on net via overseas website, now the Hong Kong police is investigating the uploading sources – more from ESWN.
China: Media Business
Fang Jun comments on the development of internet media business in China and points out that the four major elements are: content, brand name, advertisement and distribution channel (zh).
China: Mobile Surveillance Shock?
Imagethief comments on the xenophobic news report of mobile surveillance in China and suggests the Chinese side to choose their words wiser.
Taiwan: Further Away from Ideal Politics
Torrent wrote an article at interlocals.net on the implication of the recent legislative election and its implications for minority parties.
China: Where's the Xiamen PX Project in Overseas Democracy Movement?
ESWN translated a post from Observe China by Zhang Heci which tried to explain why overseas democracy movement missed the Xiamen PX Project.
China: Auditing Device for Censorship
CNbeta has an anonymous post about new censorship method. It is an auditing device for tracking down uploading and downloading content at schools, hotels, internet cafe, etc.
China: Train Jam
Because of the heavy snow in Hunan, the spring train traffic has been seriously affected. The situation in Guangzhou Railway station can be viewed at 56.com (zh). Inmediahk.net has an article written by a mainland reporter, pointing out that the traffic problem at the eve of spring festival has been...
China: What are landlords like?
Joel from DANWEI translated local blogger 10 years chopping of timber's post on “What are landlords like?” The post touches upon the labeling of “Landlord” for political and ideological control.
Hong Kong: Retraining 15 Years Old?
Fai Mao criticizes the Employees Retraining program which exploits foreign domestic workers by imposing an unreasonable tax for local workers’ retaining. Now the program plans to retrain 15 years old youth.
Japan: Hacking for Virtual Dress
Edo from Pink tentacle blogs about a student hacking into a game company for stealing 36 million yen worth of virtual currency for buying virtual dress.
Japan: Matchbox Art
Ryoko from Ping mag has written a feature on Matchbox Art.