Hong Kong In-Media has published the e-version of its research work on Social Media and Mobilization at Amazon under the title: Social Media Uprising in the Chinese-speaking World.
This book is an elaborated study of the use of social media in grassroots struggles in China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Malaysia by local researchers and activists. We would like to work out a self-finance model for research and publication of social movement and media activism experience in Asia, in particular among Chinese speaking communities. Please support us by buying a copy.
You may also download a sample preview copy here [pdf].
Below is an introduction written by Jack Qui, a scholar on New media and politics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong:
We are pleased to announce the launching of Info-Rhizome: Report on Independent Media in Chinese-speaking world (2008/09) and the re-launching of interlocals.net.
Info-Rhizome: Report on Independent Media in Chinese-speaking world (2008/09)
The book published in two languages English and traditional Chinese and is free to download for individual use.
This article is written for a book project called Coding Cultures back in 2007 (You can download the book here) . It is about the preservation campaign of Star Ferry pier and Queen's pier in Hong Kong and the role of media and art activists in delivering messages and engaging with the public.
Never has a local festival survived for so long; and neither have the Yilan people so determined to retain the brainchild brought up with their own hands.
The Yilan International Children's Folklore & Folkgame Festival(YICFFF), after reaching 12—before it got mature enough to prosper--was officially terminated by the Yilan County Government, due to years of substantial losses in visitors and revenue.
By Choo Chon Kai
Indonesia has a rich history of peoples’ resistance. The resistances against Japanese Occupation and Dutch Colonization, are the struggles that brought together ordinary people from diverse cultural background on islands in Nusantara that spread from Hindi Ocean to Pacific Ocean.
Have been reporting about the Queen’s Pier preservation campaign but seldom put my own voices in my highly subjective and bias citizen reports. Tonight, I am going to camp at Queen’s Pier and wait for the police and construction workers to clear the site -- as it is the government planned D-day. Want to write down my reasons here before I leave for the pier.
The preservation campaign at the Queen's Pier has already become a miracle in Hong Kong history. The activists have occupied the Queen's Pier for more than two months to fight for in situ preservation, and the whole campaign has lasted for 7 months since last December. For a pessimistic and materialistic society like Hong Kong, the campaign is really incredible and hard to imagine. Last night, on the big day of 10th anniversary of reunification, it set another record in creating a mass civil disobedient act.
Written by Out-of-track-intellectual（壞軌書生）from inmediahk.net and Translated by Roland Soong
This is the tenth anniversary of the Return of Hong Kong to China. But what should we commemorate?
We are not commemorating the departure of the British from Hong Kong and the setting of the sun for the British Empire; we are not commemorating the disappearance of this Asian metropolis that was built under the Union Jack and the transformation of the advanced Hong Kong into the backwards Hong Kong; and we are not remembering the anxiety before the Return ten years ago which turned out to be a “self-induced fear” …
Translator note: Hong Kong In-Media and inmediahk.net has jointly published a newsletter Defend freedom without compromise for commemorating 10th anniversary of Hong Kong-China Reunification. The newsletter is composed of a series of articles on freedom of speech, assembly, expression, and academic freedom. It layouts the history of local social movement and the need to carry on the de-colonization of the system and people's mindset. Below is a translation of the special issue's foreword.
The Hong Kong government has once again ignored the public opinion to preserve the Queen's Pier in situ and decided to ask the legislative council to approve the budget for disintegrating the pier and relocating it elsewhere in order to give space to the P2 highway, a giant shopping district, a yet to be approved subway line in 2016 and a People's Liberation Army Pier at the Central Water Front.