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Oiwan Lam · February, 2010

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, 2010

Macau: Alternative public sphere

Chong from interlocals has a summary of a local research on the development of online alternative public sphere in Macau.

China: Toilet paper making machine

Mari introduces a machine that make toilet paper out of office recycle papers.

China: CNN Poll on Tibetan Independence

C. Custer from ChinaGeeks blogs about anti-CNN members’ recent mobilization to spam CNN poll on Tibetan independence.

South Korea: 10th Birthday to Ohmynews!

Ronda Hauben from Ohmynews international wrote a review on Ohmynews! at its 10th anniversary. And here you can watch the organization's birthday party.

South Korea: Police's crackdown on migrants

CINA published the details of a police's crackdown action against Nepalese migrants when they are having a dinner meeting at a restaurant in Dongdaemun during the Lunar New Year.

China: Mobilizing mothers for censorship

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...

China: Typology of GFW networks

GFWrev has an article (cn) with a bilingual graph explaining how the Internet censorship works in China.

China: Shanxi earthquake rumor

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: Prisoner of Conscience Map

A google map marking and reminding people of the whereabout of the prisoners of conscience in China.

China: Online poll manipulated?

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...

China: A satirical guide for Fifty Cents Party members

C Custer from ChinaGeeks translated a satirical guide for Fifty Cents Party members (paid online commentators) on the many methods they can use to respond to criticism.

China: Critical Masses and Shifting State-Society Relations in China

The China Beat has an essay based on the script of a talk Ying Zhu gave at Google’s New York offices on February 12, 2010, discussing the relation between the...

South Korea: Little Manila

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

Japan: Cool bizz campaign

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...

China: The Party’s Policies are yakexi

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...

China: Twitter trap?

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

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: 1931-1970 Oldies from Shanghai and Hong Kong

chayapol65 sets up a bdyoutube channel on Chinese popular oldies between 1931-1970 in Shanghai and Hong Kong . (via GarySoup from twitter)

South Korea: Hot temper problem

The Metropolitician writes about the increase in crime and conflict related with hot temper in South Korea.

Korea: Lunar New Year

Ask a Korean! translated a story written by Joo Seong-Ha about Lunar New Year in North Korea.

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