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Oiwan Lam · May, 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 May, 2009

China: Police harassment

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated Ai Weiwei's blog posts on how he was harassed by security “rice streamers” (meaning stupid polices) and lawyer blogger Liu Xiaoyuan's article explaining Ai's rights....

China: Deng Yujiao Case Reporters Assaulted

ESWN translated local forum news reporting on the assault of Southern People Weekly magazine reporter Wei Yi when he tried to interview the maternal grandmother of Deng Yujiao – the...

Hong Kong: SC group censored June 4th special feature

Daisy, an editor from Esquire, a lifestyle magazine under South China media group in Hong Kong, disclosed in her blog that the top management banned the publication of 15 pages...

China: 2009 Chinese Internet Research Conference

The 2009 Chinese Internet Research Conference started yesterday (May 27) at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. Ethan and Lokman have written their first day notes...

China: Chinese study abroad students not welcomed back

Some local netizens are criticizing students returning from abroad for bringing swine flu back home. Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a conversation between students studying abroad and local netizens on the...

China: Interview with Michael Anti

Alice from DANWEI posted an interview with Michael Anti, a well-known blogger, on the issues related with journalism and new media.

Japan and Korea: Nuclear test and missiles

Are you surprised that North Korea conducted another nuclear test? And fired more short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan? Ampontan made a list of surprises to comment on the...

South Korea: Remembering Roh Moo-hyun

Cynthia Yoo from Ohmynews International translated a Korean photo essay depicting how Korean people mourn for Roh Moo-hyun.

China and Hong Kong: June 4th protest T-shirt design

Every year on the Sunday before the anniversary of June 4th Incident (Tiananmen Square, 1989), people in Hong Kong would demonstrate to call for justice. This year, the 20th anniversary...

China: Yingde Mass Incident

ESWN compared the official version and forum citizen report on the Yingde mass incident – a protest against government corruption and exploitation of overseas Chinese refugees from Vietnam who settled...

China: Should journalists be tried for bribery?

David Bandurski from China Media Project looked into into the trial of Fu Hua, a journalist, who was charged with bribery for accepting 5,000 yuan in exchange for a list...

South Korea: Lee Myung-bak's Political Revenge Killed Roh Moo-hyun

Oh Yeon-ho from Ohmynews International pointed out that the present president Lee Myung-bak's political revenge has leaded to Roh Moo-hyun's death.

China: New development on Deng Yujiao's murder case

A concern group has been formed in Beijing to give support to Deng Yujiao, a nail beautician who stabbed a government official when defending herself from sexual assault. Joe Martinsen...

China: Korea Former President’s Suicide, Chinese Reactions

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated Chinese netizens’ reactions on the news of Korea former president's Roh Moo Hyun's sudden death.

South Korea: Roh Moo-hyun dies

Todd Thacker from Ohmynews International reported about South Korea former president Roh Moo-hyun's sudden death. Western media mostly assumed that Roh had committed suicide because of corruption scandal.

China and Taiwan: Support democracy

David explains why Taiwanese should support democracy in China.

South Korea: Banning Suicide

To counter growing group suicides in the nation, the South Korea government decided to ban keywords related to suicide and block access to Web sites. More from Gusts of Popular...

China: Taobao is toxic and Alibaba has no antidote

BloggerInsight from CN Review translated Keso's comment on Alibaba's recent campaign on e-business. The blogger warned the university students to be cautious of the vicious cycle of purely price competition...

China: Sophie Beach from China Digital Times

Kai Pan from CNreviews interviewed Sophie Beach about the development of China Digital Times.

Japan: Harvest Time In Satoyama

Martin J Frid from Kurashi introduced a video, Harvest Time In Satoyama, which explains the links between satoyama landscapes and food and fuel security. The video is produced by Anne...

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