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Oiwan Lam · February, 2010

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

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from February, 2010

China: Mobilizing mothers for censorship

  22 February 2010

On January 19th 2010, the Beijing Association of online media established a group called Mama Jury to censor obscene and pornographic information online. According to report from Southern Weekend, the idea of organizing mothers to “protect” the children from pornography is originated from Western countries. However, the Chinese mother group...

China: Shanxi earthquake rumor

  22 February 2010

Ten of thousands people in Shanxi Qingxu evacuated to the street on 21 of February after midnight because of an earthquake rumor. (via ESWN)

China: Online poll manipulated?

  19 February 2010

ESWN translated a forum post on a QQ.com online polling on GMO food. The writer noticed that within 2 hours at 2.am, the polling result changed from 36% pro VS 64% against to 50% pro VS 41% against GMO food.

South Korea: Little Manila

  18 February 2010

CINA collects local news report on the gentrification pressure in Seoul city on Little Manila, the marketplace for domestic migrants.

Japan: Cool bizz campaign

  17 February 2010

Neojaponisme blogs about conflicts and challenges surrounding the cool bizz campaign in Japan. The campaign encourages white-collar workers to work sans jacket and tie in the summer months to reduce dependence on air conditioning.

China: The Party’s Policies are yakexi

  17 February 2010

C. Custer from ChinaGeeks blogs about a new buzz word, yakexi, in Chinese Internet community. It is an Uyghur word for good and recently used to praise Chinese policies in the Spring Gala. But the word has been re-iterated to mock at the political propaganda.

China: Twitter trap?

  16 February 2010

C Custer from ChinaGeeks wonders if Twitter will become a trap for the authority to track down and prosecute dissidents for what they have said.

Russia and Korea: Siberian Timbering

  16 February 2010

Robert Neff from The Marmot's Hole blogs about Korea's role in the logging of Siberian timber, in particular how North Korean are working as slave loggers in Russia.

China: Red snippet campaign

  13 February 2010

The Chinese government encourages people to send positive message through SMS after banning dirty joke. DANWEI translated Southern Weekly's story on “Red snippets”.

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