Archive for the "Media" Category

Hong Kong Essay: Mammillaphobia, or Fear of Nipples

Do you think this Flickr picture is indecent? The Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority (TELA) and the Obscene Articles Tribunal (OAT) of Hong Kong argue that it is, and are ready to prosecute Oiwan Lam over it. Oiwan Lam is a Hong Kong woman who posted a link to the photo in question on a […]

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The new Hong Kong antispam law

Well, it has been quite a while since first OFTA (in 2004) and then CITB (in 2006) issued requests for public comment about a proposed UEM (Unsolicited Electronic Messaging) bill to be introduced in Hong Kong. We sent in our responses to both these agencies: OFTA and CITB Our responses to OFTA and CITB were […]

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"Internal decapitation" highlights media sloppiness?

Are we well served by our general news media? It sometimes doesn’t seem that way when the subject is one of a scientific (including medical) nature. I came across an article on CNN that tells the story of Shannon Malloy of Nebraska, a woman who survived a horrendous car accident. My sincere wishes for a […]

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