Oiwan Lam · June, 2009

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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China: Blocking and framing Google

  25 June 2009

Last night, Google including search, gmail, document and other applications was blocked for 2 hours, although some ISPs have restored the access in couple of hours, a number of twitterers said that Google has still been blocked in some parts of China. Guardian quoted Xiao Qiang, the founder of China...

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China: 2009 Declaration of the Anonymous Netizens

  24 June 2009

In reaction to a series of internet censorship policy, in particular the introduction of Green Dam, a declaration has been circulated on the net in the past two days calling netizens to express and protect their rights to anonymity on July 1st. Below are the declaration posters and English translation...

China: Google.cn buys Green Dam service?

  24 June 2009

Blogger dancing with G, quoted from a Google.cn source, reported that the company had spent a big sum of money to buy the Green Dam service for bettering the detection of obscene content. According to the blogger, google.cn's move is to make peace with the Chinese authority. Moreover, Google.cn has...

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China: No more criticism against Green Dam!

  15 June 2009

Update: June 16 – Green Dam filter software ‘not compulsory’ – via China Daily. On June 10th, the central propaganda department issued a notice reminding all the media to report positively on Green Dam, Youth Escort, the filter and spyware to be installed in all PCs sold in China. Meanwhile,...

China: Green dam PC filtering

  8 June 2009

According to Wall Street Journal (June 8, 2009), the Chinese government has required international PC makers to equip their PC shipped to China with filter software from July 1 onward. The new software, known as ‘Green Dam-Youth Escort’, would link PCs with an updated database of banned sites and block...

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China: Chinese Internet Maintenance Day

  3 June 2009

On 2nd of June, a number of overseas websites including twitter, flickr and youtube have been blocked. Today, on 3rd of June, a large number of local websites, including Fanfou (Chinese version of twitter) and VeryCD (user generated resource sharing website), have put up system maintenance notices stating that the...

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Twitter, Flickr, Bing, etc. blocked in China

  3 June 2009

With the 20th Anniversary of June 4 approaching, netizens reported that a number of social networking and peer to peer communication websites have been blocked in China, including Twitter, Flickr, Bing, Youtube, Blogspot etc. On Herdict, a censorship-tracking website, there are reports from all over China on the blocking of...

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