Oiwan Lam · October, 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 October, 2008

China: City Mayor Responds To Internet Rumor

  20 October 2008

ESWN translates a comment article on the different attitudes of government officials to Internet rumor; the Changzhou city mayor won public praise with his public responds online on a rumor against him.

China: Photographs and scanned ID cards at Internet Bar

  20 October 2008

The Beijing government has implemented new regulations requiring all first-time visitors to any of the city’s more than 1,500 internet bars to have their pictures taken and their ID cards scanned on site. – More from David Bandurski, China Media Project.

China: Documentation of Ole Wolff Worker Protest in Yantai

  17 October 2008

CLNT has translated and documented in detail the Chronology of the Ole Wolff (Yantai) Trade Union’s struggle from a local blog, the company’ suppression of OW Union activists, international support to the Union and the use of internet in labour struggle.

Hong Kong: Teaching English

  16 October 2008

Joyce's lau blogs her brother's experience in teaching English in Hong Kong and finds out “this is why Hong Kong English levels are declining“.

China: Crisis Watch

  15 October 2008

Fons from China Herald started a series of writing on China Crisis Watch, so far there are part 1, 2, and 3.

Japan: Making Monks

  15 October 2008

Japan-newbie introduces a new blog called making monks, which aims at creating an online sangha capable of supporting the growth and development of Buddhist monks.

Macau: Netizen charged for reporting on Bank Run

  14 October 2008

A school teacher passed through a bank in Macau where a group of people were trying to withdraw all their money in fear of the financial crisis. At home, he wrote his brief reflections on what he saw in an online forum, only to be charged by the police for "fabricating dangerous information", and later to be sued by the bank for criminal libel.

Hong Kong: Yahoo falls to GFW?

  14 October 2008

Recently netizens found out the photo search function of HK Yahoo! has been filtered / re-indexed. Some netizens were worried that such practice is the beginning of political censorship. Ben Crox follows through the discussion in his blog post.

China: The Rumor Monger Jia Xiaoyin

  14 October 2008

ESWN translated an article from Southern Metropolis Weekly about the rumor monger Jia Xiaoyin, an university student who fabricated the intension of Yang Jia's act in killing the cops in Shanghai.

China: Melamedia

  10 October 2008

David Bandurski from China media project continues to discuss the media's responsibility in the poisonous milk scandal and translates in partial an article “N-number of Ways the Media’s Conscience Can Be Bought” by Meng Bo.

China: Melamine is Inevitable?

  10 October 2008

In Oct 7, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Agriculture, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce and the General Administration of Quality Supervision and Quarantine jointly issued a notice which state the upper limit of melamine in milk product. For infant...

Taiwan: Sticker Action

  10 October 2008

A website has been set up for bloggers to launch sticker action in Taiwan. A most popular sticker is “this blog doesn't contain melamine!” (a total of 805 stickers counted).

China: Lifan Landslide

  9 October 2008

ESWN translates a Guangzhou Daily report which explains how a reporter blog post about Lifan Landslide incident has managed to turn from a “natural disaster” into a “major incident with accountability”.

China: 40 Missing Children's Parents Petition Journey to Beijing

  8 October 2008

The news of 40 parents petitioning in Beijing for their missing children has been censored by the mainstream media and major internet news portals in China. Blogger Beifeng re-posts a first-person account from one of the petitioning parents in his blog, and urges readers to spread the news.

Hong Kong: Who Decides What We Can See On The Internet?

  8 October 2008

The Hong Kong government suggests to filter the internet in order to “protect” youth from indecent and obscene article. The issue then comes to “Who decides what we can see on the Internet?” – ESWN has translated a local newspapers article on this.

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