Sunday, April 6, 2008

Reporters Without Borders gets creative

In a recent post about the Beijing Olympics I wrote: "Instead of expending our energy debating a boycott, I say let's get creative."

I see where Reporters Without Borders has been thinking "out of the box." First, they made a powerful statement during the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia, Greece. Now their website describes a means of expressing concern about human rights during the Olympics in Beijing:
Reporters Without Borders would like all those planning to attend the Olympic Games in Beijing to wear a badge with the word “Freedom” in Chinese characters. The press freedom organisation has created a series of five badges in the colours of the Olympic rings for this purpose.
The Paris-based organization is encouraging people everywhere to start wearing the badge -- whether or not they plan on attending the games.

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