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Monday, 30 July, 2012, 12:00am

Bloggers complain As posts scrapped

A third of online discussion forum users in Hong Kong say they have had posts deleted, with almost two-thirds saying the actions were self-censorship by forum administrators for political or other reasons.

This was disclosed in a survey that has prompted a popular forum to create a channel for users' representatives to meet the site managers.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

City Forum fails to achieve its purpose

Every Sunday a City Forum is held in Victoria Park and aired live. It allows people from different backgrounds to voice their opinions. The topic is always controversial, and the forum rarely ends peacefully.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Outrage over killing

Hundreds of residents of Hunan's Shaotong county saw a 'temporary official' in a patrol car stand by, arms folded, as a motorist killed a 19-year-old woman and then fled, county officials confirmed yesterday.

16 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Web surfers foil censors to back protesters

Mainland netizens, angered by official denunciations of Saturday's massive riot in Guizhou province as the work of gangsters, have raised their voices over the incident, with some using creative new ways to circumvent official internet filters.

2 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Inquiry into exam 'leak'

The exams authority has launched an inquiry into claims on an internet forum that a private tutorial centre had leaked an essay topic ahead of a crucial English-writing A-Level.

Initial investigations by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, however, suggest the alleged leak may have been a hoax.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Organisers used Web to share outrage over police handling of case

The five organisers of yesterday's protest met each other through the internet and are angry about the police's handling of the nude photos case.

One of the organisers, Sidney Fong Hok-nang, a fourth-year law student at the University of Hong Kong, said the march showed their determination to protect the rights of Web surfers.

11 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Getting tough

People's Daily has called for a crackdown on text messages on the mainland. Do you agree with its proposal to have registration, similar to the system that operates for internet forums? Write to us.

10 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Gay websites shut down in 'clean-up'

A mainland internet domain-name registration company has purged several influential homosexual websites under pressure from police in a crackdown on 'illegal content'.

15 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Anger as ESF closes internet forums ahead of vote on ordinance

Parents reject foundation's claim of technical problems, saying the move smacks of censorship

The removal of discussion forums from the English Schools Foundation website has angered parents who say management may be trying to stifle dissent ahead of a crucial meeting next week to vote on a new ordinance.

3 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

ESF to overhaul website forum

The English Schools Foundation is to overhaul its website, including the forums for parents and teachers, sparking criticism that it is seeking to stifle debate.

Communications director Peter Craughwell posted a message on the forum about his plans to revamp the website by the start of the autumn term.

13 May 2006 - 12:00am

The go-between

Last month, a tiny corner of Chinese cyberspace was abuzz with talk of democracy. It was not democracy of a national sort: rather, the members of Reading Life, an internet bulletin board dedicated to the discussion of literature and society, were electing new board moderators.

24 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Internet forum for middle class comes under fire

Critics call for wider membership and greater public access

A government online forum created to gauge the views of the middle-class and involve them more in public affairs has been criticised by its own members, who say it lacks representativeness and risks becoming a mechanism to confirm conservative policies.

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Give your views on new YP website

We are relaunching the Young Post website and we'd like to have your feedback. The new site will be officially launched in September, but we are giving you a sneak preview over the summer holidays.

In addition to looking a lot more trendy, the new site is also more interactive and includes past exam papers, a forum and games.

2 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

New government advisory body established

Updated at 2.49pm: The Public Affairs Forum ? a new body which would advise the government on major public issues ? was officially launched on Thursday. The forum?s website was launched at the same time.

A Home Affairs Bureau spokesman said: 'This is an initiative flowing from the 2004 Policy Address of the Chief Executive.'

10 Mar 2005 - 12:00am