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Oiwan Lam · January, 2009

A media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. My Chinese writings are in inmediahk.net and my Twitter account is @oiwan.

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Hong Kong: From Censorship Debate to Critique of Christian Right

29 January 2009

The debate over censorship of indecency in Hong Kong sparkled by the consultation on the Control of Obscene and Indecent Article Ordinance (COIAO) has developed into a critique of religious /Christian Right politics as the conservative Christians openly demand the extension of COIAO for censoring “speech” or “article” that “instigates...

Hong Kong: Fortune Stick Reading

28 January 2009

ESWN summarized local newspapers reports on fortune stick reading in Lunar new year. The unfavorable outcome stirred up a hot discussion about: who is the traitors inside home?

China and U.S: The Timing of Charter 08

27 January 2009

Roland discusses about the timing of Charter 08, a joint statement for political reform signed by more than 300 intellectuals, in relation to the politics in the U.S to account for its impact.

China: Net Nanny, GFW and SEM

24 January 2009

Uln explains how the internet censorship in China works through three major tactics, including: Self censorship, Great fire wall's filtering and access control and search engine manipulation.

Hong Kong: LGBT content filtered away

23 January 2009

Leslovestudy conducted a research on the filtering of LGBT content (zh, pdf) in Hong Kong private and public filters. I have post a summary of the report at GV advocacy.

China: CyberGhost VPN

23 January 2009

GFW Blog introduces a new tool, CyberGhost VPN, for getting around the internet filtering (Great Fire Wall) in China.

China: Control 2.0

20 January 2009

David Bandurski from the China Media Project comments on the global media venture proposed by Chinese government by looking into the speech of Li Changchun (李长春), China’s top media control official as the politbruo standing committee member in charge of ideology back in December 2008. The blogger believes that, the...

China: What does Charter 08 mean?

20 January 2009

Rebecca Mackinon from Rconversation draws together various discussions on the implications of Charter 08 in China and points out that it is yet too early to tell its consequence.

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