Oiwan Lam · January, 2008

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 January, 2008

South Korea: Youtube Enters

  24 January 2008

Michael from Scribblings of the Metropolitician has been asked to make a welcome video for Youtube Korea. The slogan is YT Korea – fighting.

Hong Kong: Citizens Radio's Courtcase

  23 January 2008

Daisanna blogs about the civil disobedience culture and the recent High court's decision (on Monday) to deny the Hong Kong justice department's request for an extension of the civil injunction banning Citizens Radio from the airwaves.

Hong Kong: Creative Commons Landing

  23 January 2008

Yusuf Goolamabbas from outblaze has interviewed Joi Ito and Pindar Wong (Chairman of the Asia & Pacific Internet Association and co-founder of the first licensed ISP in Hong Kong) about Creative Commons and its relevance to Hong Kong. A local version of creative commons license has been drafted. It will...

China: Little Match Girl

  23 January 2008

Andersen's story of “Little Match Girl” has a real-life Chinese version in Guiyang (zh). The 8 years old girl's family make their living by collecting rubbish. On 20 of Jan, the weather was -3 to -1 degree celsius and she tried to warm her hands by lighting matches. The photos...

Hong Kong: Facebook Cooling Down

  23 January 2008

Moliuology finds that after a few months of facebook heat, it is now cooling down. There are too many friends, too many applications and too many invitations that people start to ignore the notices (zh).

Hong Kong: Save the Stock Market?

  23 January 2008

Yesterday the Hang Seng Index suffered its biggest one-day fall, some suggested that the government should save the stock market by buying in. Diumanpark responds by asking “are you willing to give 90% of your profit to the government when you win in the stock market?” (zh)

China: Women at The Wheel

  23 January 2008

Tiger temple introduces an online documentary about woman taxi drivers’ life in China. The director is a Chinese migrant in Germany. The whole documentary is streamed at 24hr blogbus (zh).

Hong Kong: Strawberry Kids

  22 January 2008

Duimanpark comments on a recent suicide committed by a nine-year old kid because he only has 80 mark in school test. The blogger is worried about the emerge of strawberry kid phenomena. It refers to too protective and fragile kids who are not able to withstand any pressure (zh).

China: Erasing Zhao Ziyang

  22 January 2008

Chris O'Brien from Beijing Newspeak puts together official state media's report on premier Zhao Ziyang from 1989 to 2005, when he passed away.

China: Netizen Growth

  22 January 2008

China Network Information Center has it latest report on the development of Internet released last week. The number of netizens has reached 210 millions in 2007 and the center explain the rapid growth by the increase of rural netizens. Keso finds the 127% growth incredible (zh) and if China keeps...

China: Suicide MM's Blog

  21 January 2008

ESWN translated a series of discussions concerning a suicide note in Jiang Nan blog. The woman has committed suicide and died. But the story continues to reveal itself through the internet and generates effect.

Hong Kong: Worker Union is Equal to Triad?

  21 January 2008

A district councilor Raymond Ho commented, in an internet video show, on a local artist Eason Chan's urge for the establishment of trade union for creative workers by saying that worker union is equal to triad society. Sidekick points out that local worker unions should demand an open apology from...

Taiwan and China: Prisoners in Freedom City

  21 January 2008

Hsiang-Tai posted the documentary about the life of Hu Jia and Zheng Jinyan under the monitor of national security police. The Taiwan blogger pointed out that: If China really wants Taiwan back, please change yourself first! If not, sorry I would not agree Taiwan is a part of China.

Hong Kong: Copycat Design without Attribution

  21 January 2008

Sidekick is angry about local artist Lam Hoi-fung. Not because he has designed his poster by taking reference of Yue Minjin's artwork, but the fact that he refused to give attribution to Yue's work (zh).

China: T-shirt with Chinese Character

  21 January 2008

Alpar shows a t-shirt with Chinese characteristic, with slogans and pictures of eight prides and eight shames, harmonious society, city management teams’ violence (zh).

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