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Oiwan Lam · February, 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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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from February, 2009

Hong Kong: Budget report: university students on sale!

Financial Secretary of Hong Kong John Tsang made the budget speech for the fiscal year 2009-2010 at the Legislative Council on 25 of February. This is the first budget report...

China: From Red Guards to Cyber-vigilantism to where next?

Rebecca Mackinnon from Rconversation discusses the rise of Net power in China: “Will the Chinese people rise above cyber-vigilantism and use the Internet to build a just and fair society...

China: Harnessing human search engines for government use

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a recent incident when netizens human flesh search two reporters who are critical towards corrupted practice of local government in constructing their government building.

China: Bush maize ad

Sunbin posted a photos showing an ad making use of Bush for selling maize.

China: Reactions on the auction of stolen bronze relics

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translates Chinese netizens’ reactions on the auction of stolen bronze relics in France.

China: A hard place to defend

Angry Chinese blogger explains why it is difficult to defend China human rights condition by referring to the visit petition of 62 year old Zhong Ruihua.

Japan: Pop-culture mashup

Edo from Pink Tentacle blogs a selection of pop-culture mashup posters by enfu.

Japan and South Korea: Cheap Won Draws Japanese Shoppers

Jean Min from Ohmynews! reports about the drop in South Korean currency Won and its side effect of drawing Japanese tourists to Seoul for shopping.

China: Control 2.0 Mastermind

David Bandurski from China Media Project gave more background about the propaganda event in the “eluding the cat” case, especially on the mastermind behind the control 2.0 strategy.

China: Closer Look at the 50 Cent Party Member

If you want to take a closer look at the 50 cent party members, read RConversation. Last month, Beijing Association of Online Media held a meeting regarding illegal content, in...

China: Eluding the Cat Investigation, Netizen's Power or Government PR?

In response to the netizens’ talks and comments about the “eluding cat” incident, the Yunnan provincial Publicity Department's Press and Publication Administration decided to form an investigative committee on Feb...

Japan: Internet paranoia

Neojaponisme has an article discussing the recent legal prosecution of 18 internet users for making false accusations towards a comedian. The blogger points out that in reporting the case, mainstream...

South Korea: Suicides and Statistics

Korea Beat translated two local news on suicide patterns and statistics in Seoul and Busan.

China: TV News Broadcasting Suicide

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a local forum discussion on whether or not it is too inhuman for Shangdong TV channel to broadcast the suicide scene of a young man.

China: Fabricated Yuan Story

Dan from China Law Blog discusses about the “fabricated story” from China briefing that moved the Yuan market/

China: Chemical Additives in Mengniu Milk Prohibited

ESWN translated excerpt Of Fang Zhouzi's interview on Mengniu's Telunsu milk regarding the recent prohibition of chemical additives, (OMP) and IGF-1, by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and...

China: Who stabbed the blogger ProState in Flames?

Alice Xin Liu from DANWEI translated three blog posts commenting on the stabbing of blogger “ProState in Flames”.

Japan: Art of Non-debate

Adamu from Mutant Frog translated an essay by Hiroshi Yamaguchi, an Associate Professor of Global Media Studies, on local media's style in dealing with public debate, especially regarding the issue...

China: Eluding Cat Kills himself in Jail

ESWN translated a local news report about an internet popular term “eluding the cat”. The story is related with the police's statement on the death of a youth in the...

Hong Kong: Network Mobilization Against Religious Hegemony

Yesterday (Feb 15), more than 800 people participated in a demonstration against Christian Right Wing in Hong Kong. The rally has no traditional NGO back up and it is mainly...

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