Asia

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Pan-asian or supra-regional resources related to the Asian continent.

For a list of pages see Category:Asia.

Introduction

Probably the best resource to monitor Asian developments, is Bytes for All, maintained by Frederick Noronha [1] and team.

This list of participants at the Asia Commons conference [2] gives you an idea of who is active in the Commons-related fields in this continent.

The Directory of Democracy Bloggers [3] has a country-by-country overview of sources.

A good context for understanding A2K Access to Knowledge and Access to Health concerns, is this text by Jamie Love on Bilateral Free Trade Agreements and IP

A selection of English-language Asia blogs is made for the nominations of the Best Asian Blog Awards

Also check the Delicious Tag P2P-Asia

The following country pages are available: Burma, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand

The selections below will be chosen in cooperation with Frederick Noronha.

Directory

Digital Divide

Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme [4]


Media

Asia 24-7 TV Engage Media


Open/free organizations

Lugslist

List of GNU/Linux user groups across South Asia


Asian Open Source Centre - Asia OSC

Promote open source and free software in Asia.


Advocates and activists

Books:

Gan, S., J. Gomez and J. Uwe (eds.) (2004) Asian Cyberactivism: Freedom of Expression and Media Censorship. Bangkok: Friedrich Naumann Foundation.


Essays:

  1. George, C. (2003) ‘The Internet and the Narrow Tailoring Dilemma for ‘Asian’ Democracies’, Communication Review 6 (3): 247-268.
  2. Hachigian, N. (2002) ‘The Internet and Power in One-Party East Asian States’, Washington Quarterly 25(3): 41-58.


Places

DIYBio projects in Asia:

  1. Biomodd (LBA2) Philippines project http://www.biomodd.net/lba2
  2. HONF http://www.natural-fiber.com
  3. Singapore DIYbio event http://diybiosingapore.wordpress.com
  4. Tokyo Hackerspace http://tokyohackerspace.org/
  5. Tokyo Radiation Levels http://www.facebook.com/Tokyo.Radiation.Levels
  6. Tokyo Kids& Radiation community http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tokyo-Kids-Radiation/227762067240468