Hong Kong has its own new media conference, with ESWN speaking and here he gives his speaking notes. It is part of a effort to clarify his way of working and that is useful for this still-emerging information source on the blogosphere.
The conference is unfortunately not remotely accessble, unlike the Global Voices in London who start in half an hour, so it is very hard to take the HK conference very serious as a new media event. We might read about them in the South China Morning Post.
My first goal was to make a difference in specific cases.I can list a number of cases in which my blog has informed and influenced opinion.If you google the terms: Taishi village; Harbin water crisis; Ruzhou; Chizhou; Huaxi/Huankantou; Li Ao; Chen Guidi/Wu Chuntao; Lu Banglie; Lu Yuegang; Li Datong; Huang Jingao; Jiao Guobiao; Wang Binyu; Eileen Chang; … then I am one of the first results and I am the best in fact. Therefore, I believe that I have made some differences in certain cases that attracted major media attention.
My second goal was to create the awareness that things may be more complex than it seems.I should think that my regular blog visitors would agree that I am offering a more complex picture of
As for the larger goal of re-dressing the overall imbalance between Chinese-language and English-language news on China, it is beyond the capability of a single citizen.
However, I seemed to have raised the awareness for this particular model.
If there are dozens or even hundreds similar blogs run by individual citizens like myself, there will be a social transformation, both in transnational understanding and media culture.