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
Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from June, 2019
Hong Kong police remove ‘riot’ label from June 12 protests, but citizens still demand justice
A coalition of civil society groups has called for an independent investigation into the excessive use of force by police during the June 12 protests.
‘Step down, Carrie Lam!': Two million rise up once more against Hong Kong extradition bill
Having flouted due process and ignored public criticism of an extradition bill amendment that could put Hongkongers at serious risk, Chief Executive Carrie Lam is paying the price.
Why are Hong Kong authorities labelling the anti-extradition demonstrations as “riots”?
As the majority of protesters were peaceful and had not engaged with violent acts, a large number of civic groups slammed the “riot” label as ludicrous.
Thousands of anti-extradition protesters block roads surrounding Hong Kong government headquarters
On the morning of June 12, protesters were able to postpone debate on the controversial extradition bill by the Legislative Council.
Hundreds of thousands protest in Hong Kong against the extradition bill
Protesters said the proposed amendments would make it easier for mainland China to cause the arrest of critics, dissidents, and even journalists in Hong Kong.
Record crowd commemorates Tiananmen Massacre at Hong Kong candlelight vigil
"Even though it is a crime to remember / The truth will find its courage to be told /The history that has happened will be revealed..."
Turning ‘likes’ into rewards: Hong Kong citizen media outlets launch ‘Civic Likers’ campaign
By turning “likes” into “monetary rewards”, the content can remain open for public access while the authors can get their revenue from “likes”.