Info-Rhizome: Report on Independent Media in the Chinese-speaking World


Mainland China (English)

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We are glad to announce the launching of Info-Rhizome: Report on independent media in the Chinese-speaking world (2008/09). The book is free to download for individual use (details below). However, we also need some revenues to continue our future publication and activist networking. Your donation is highly appreciated. Moreover, please help to promote this book to institution, such as library, NGOs, research centers, etc. It contains useful information for students and media researchers to have a quick overview of the media environment (regulation) and citizen initiatives in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan. All revenue generated from this book will be used to sustain and research publication on media activism. Please forward this book order form to your friends and colleagues.

Publication details:

First published - April 2009
Whole book color printed with 125pp
ISBN: 978-988-18264-2-8
Publisher: Hong Kong In-Media, Hong Kong
Editors: Lam Oi-Wan & Ip Iam-Chong;
Report writers: Wen Yunchao, Ip Iam-Chong, Chang Teck-peng & Kuan Chung-hsiang;
Introduced by: Hu Yong, Feng Chien San & Rebecca MacKinnon.

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Table of Content (with links for downloading)

Part I: Introduction
Editorial note – Lam Oi-Wan and Ip Iam-Chong
List of contributors
Independent media in the Chinese-speaking world – Rebecca MacKinnon
Why remain independent and how to be alternative? - Hu Yong
Between alternative and mainstream, independence and nationhood – Feng Chien-san

Part II: Reports
China: Grass that grows through the cracks – Wen Yunchao
Hong Kong: The rise of a new political force – Ip Iam-Chong
Malaysia: Rose amongst the thorns – Chang Teck-peng
Taiwan: Counter forces emerging from underground – Kuang Chung-hsiang

Appendix I: A Selection of online independent media resources
Appendix II: Photo attribution and copyright license

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