Oiwan Lam · May, 2011

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 May, 2011

Hong Kong: Legal Harassment

  28 May 2011

Under the principle of One Country, Two Systems, Hong Kong enjoys information and speech freedom away from the tyranny of Great Firewall and political prosecution in China. However, legal harassment can be as harmful as political prosecution. In the past two years, a number of websites and online forums have...

China: Cracking down circumvention tools

  13 May 2011

A number of Chinese netizens report that since May 6 2011 visiting overseas website via China Telecom and China Unicom has become highly unstable. This time the disruption mainly affected corporate connections, including university, while ADSL connection at home performs normally. Some technology bloggers point out that the Great Fire...

China: Political Spam in Twitter

  4 May 2011

The tag system in Twitter is an effective way in distributing information beyond a user's social network. However, the system can easily be contaminated by spam messages. In western countries, most of the spammers are driven by commercial interest, while in China, they are political tools for disrupting information flow....

China: Exposing Internet Surveillance Abroad

  2 May 2011

The U.S-China Human Rights Dialogue did not have any concrete consensus last week. While the U.S government questioned Chinese government's crackdown on dissent, oppression of religion and expression freedom, Chinese leaders condemned Washington's hypocritical attitude, in particular the killing of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. Moreover, western countries’ double standard...

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