Well... as some of you may have known, one of the article that i wrote for inmediahk.net has been classified as Class II indecent articles by the Obscene Articles Tribunal. The maximum penalty is HK$400,000 and 12 months in jail.
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.
We've passed half of the year of 2007. The name of Zhou Shuguang or Zuola is definitely one of the men of the year in mainland China. This "citizen reporter" has become famous for less than half year. Early this year, he covered the story of "the strongest nailhouse" in Chongqing and other eviction incidents in China. In June he went to Xiamen to study the movement against the project of PX chemical plant. In July, he came to Hongong to observe the mass rally on July 1. "Now I want to make more money. I am going to return home to work as vendor selling vegetable," he told me.
已我亦收到拍攝 "Nude and capture"的 Flickr 用戶 ioerror 的電郵回覆. Jacob 是一個專業的攝影師, 他將會為我寫證供, 以下是其電郵的部份內容:
我所理解的是, 因為 Flickr 查禁我的用戶戶口, 審裁署決定繼續提控, 這個控訴(譯按:分類)與 Flickr 的查禁密切相關. Flickr 不喜歡禁查這個字, 但它們實際上正在查禁. 讓我更清楚地指出, Flickr 正在制度化一個全球的查禁計畫, 容許部份地區查禁某些照片. 作為一個 Flickr 的用戶, 我甚至在不知情的情況下跌入這個計畫當中.
Originally in Chinese by Oiwan
I have just found that the incident of Flickr and "indecent" photos is reported on boing boing, the biggest internet news website, on July 10. And I also receives an email from ioerror who posted the picture of "Nude and capture" on Flickr. Please read his email as follows:
Originally in Chinese by Liang Wendao (cultural critic in Hong Kong)
The day after Yang Dechang passed away, I browsed idly everything about him on internet. I found that most comments and reports from Taiwan unanimously talked about his marriage with Cai Qin. Some titles are provocative such as "Cai Qin: Why did you leave in such a hurry?" and "The marriage without sex between Yang and Cai". Some frankly said, "Yang is a dandy. Internet community equivocates". Even some big newspapers talked about his love affairs in their immediate reports. From them, you almost forget that he is the first Taiwanese artist winning the Award of "the Best Director" of the Cannes Film Festival. Instead, he is just portrayed as a playboy.
On July 1st South Korea's new Law on Non-Regular Work came into effect. The principle of the law was to protect non-regular workers, but in practice the way in which it has been put together and implemented has led to protection only for a few and increased precariousness for many.
First of all, I should thank you all for backing me up for this Obscene Articles Tribunal court case; some of you I have never met face to face, but have developed some attachment by reading your blogs on a daily base. As you have set up a Free Oiwan Lam! Facebook page for me, I owe all of you a proper self-introduction and case briefing.
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.