Talks and Panels

Speaker:“Some People Think the Internet is a Bad Thing.”
Amnesty International: London Conference 2007

Interview: Chinese Internet Dilemmas
BBC Radio 4 (UK)
Nov 17 2007

Panelist: Round Table Discussion. 6 Questions on Internet Freedom in China
PBS Front Line: The Tank Man (USA) August 2006

Panelist: Chinese Censorship
World Have Your Say. BBC World Service (UK)
Feb 14 2006 

Commenter: Chinese Bloggers Debate Google
BBC Online (UK)
Jan 26 2006

Panelist: Leung Zheng Dim Discussion Point: Hong Kong Blogging Culture.
Cable News Channel One (HK)
April 28 2005, 7pm


Some of Yan’s early works, film/theatre projects, and zines are archived in Glasglow Women’s Library and The Riot Grrrl Collection at the Fales Library in NYU.

  • Yummi Hussi Zines (co-editor and contributor). 
  • Ouch: video documentary about healing and tattoos.
  • UCSC Women Ensemble Theatre 1996, 1997 (scripts and notes).
  • Personal writing and art work.
  • Personal collection of riot grrrls ephemera. 

Images of Yan’s 2005 to 2007 art series “Hardcore Democracy” is now archived in the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG)


In 2004, Glutter was the runner up for “Best Blog in Hong Kong” in “Asia Blog Awards.”

In 2005, Reporters Without Borders nominated Yan Sham-Shackleton and her weblog “Glutter” for a free speech award.

“The Freedom Blogs Awards,” aimed to recognize and encourage self-publishing on the Internet as a tool for political change. The organization felt the nominees over the 12 month period between 2004 and 2005 made a significant impact on “Defending the Rights to Freedom of Expression,” through their writing and actions on the web.”

Sixty independent writers were chosen from all over the world, and of the ten Asian Nominees, Yan was the only representative from Greater China.


WAT ZIJ ZEGGEN OVER… Hongkong en mogelijke invasie China
360 / Amsterdam
September 3 2019

At LAX protests, a Teachable Moment for Parents
The LA School Report
Jan 29 2017

The death of an irreverent Hong Kong magazine
By Grace Tsoi,
BBC: October 7 2016

Reddit Live: Broadcasting the Umbrella Movement, Minute-by-Minute
By Lukas Messmer
October 12 2014

Los “ciberdisidentes”, última frontera en la defensa de la libertad de expresión
La Nacion (Argentina)
March 19 2006

The Net Effect: China’s Tech Revolution
Glutter’s Story

Spectrum Magazine IEEE (US)
June 1-7 2005
Cover Story

Google Defends Censorship
Red Herring (USA)
Jan 26 2006

Chinese bloggers have their say about Google
On Deadline USA Today (US)
Jan 26 2006

Chinese Bloggers Debate Google
BBC Online (UK)
Jan 26 2006

The CIA’s New Black Eye
Slate (USA)
Dec 05 2005

New Blog Guide Highlights Growing Influence
Overseas Press Club of America (USA)
Nov 2005

Segment on World Bloggers and Internet Censorship
Zündfunk, Bayern2Radio (Germany)
14 Oct 2005

New Laws in China Target Bloggers
O Estado de S. Paulo (Brazil)
12 Oct 2005

Weblogs und die große Freiheit
Telepolis (Germany)
28 September 2005

Blogging + Privacy for Cyber Dissidents: New Reporters Without Borders Handbook
Indymedia UK (UK)
26 September 2006

RSF publie le “guide pratique du blogger et du cyberdissident
Tempsreels (France)
24 September 2005

Come fare un blog senza farsi scoprire
La Repubblica (Italy)
23 September 2005

Guide Aims To Help Bloggers Beat Censors (Photo) (US)
September 22 2005

Guide Aims To Help Bloggers Beat Censors (photo)
AP Wire Washington Post (US)
September 22 2005

Un guide pour aider les bloggers cyberdissidents
Radio France International (France)
22 September 2005

Entering the BlogSphere
Kyoto Journal #61 (Japan)
09 2005

Asia Blogs Round Up
Asia! Magazine
July Issue

Profile on “Freedom Blog Award” Nominees
Global Voices Online, Harvard University (US)
May 27th 2005

Glutter: Awaiting a Democratic Hong Kong
Global Voices Online, Harvard University (US)
May 27 2005

The Blog is Mightier than the Sword
The Standard (HK)
May 17 2005 (please note quote correction)

UCSC Alum Nominated for Free Speech Award
Santa Cruz Sentinel (US)
May 4 2005

Local Blogger Nominated for Freedom Award
Chatter Garden: University of HK Journalism Dept
April 7 2005

RSF’s Freedom Blog Awards Nominee
Category: Asia Reporters Without Borders (France)
April 7 2005

Bloggers Post Hopes for Change
The Standard (HK)
April 4 2005

Twenty Questions on Blogs, Chinese Culture and Politics
Andres Gentry (Shanghai)
March 16 2005

New awards for freedom blogs (South Africa)
Feb 3 2005

Blog Awards Cry Freedom
Dot Journalism (UK)
Jan 19 2005.

Beijing’s Blog Problem.
Red Herring (US)
January 19 2005

Best Hong Kong Blog
Runner Up
Asia Blog Awards 2004

Le Planete Blog:
Nouvel Observateur (France)
No. 2087 DU. 4 Au
November 10 2004

Hong Kong and the Blogging Phenomenon:
Hong Kong Magazine (HK)
August 13-20 2004

Chinese Woman Admits to Censoring Tiananmen Massacre News (in Chinese)
May 21 2004

Writer Talks About Censoring of Tiananmen Massacre News (Human Rights Watch for China)
May 18 2004

Born and Banned in China (US)
May 12 2004

Writer Gets Site Banned
(Including Chinese Translation of Born and Banned in China) (In Chinese)
May 17 2004

Nata e Censurata in Cina
(Italian Translation of Born and Banned in China) (Italy)
April 15 2004

China Blocks Typepad, Prompts Weblog Blackout (US)
April 3 2004

Reporters Without Borders raises alarm over mushrooming Internet repression in China
Reporters Without Borders Press Release (France)
April 1 2004

Blogs Go Black As China Blocks More Sites:
Electronic Frontier Foundation News Letter (US)
Vol. 17, No. 11
April 2 2004

Typepad blocked in China:
Guardian We Blog (UK)
March 29 2004

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