Amnesty International: “Is technology really good for human rights?”

Above is the panel for tonight: L-R that's Guardian Blogs Editor Kevin Anderson; Annabelle Sreberny of SOAS; Rory Cellan-Jones of the BBC and Susan Pointer of Google (link to a video). SP: "We at Google believe that open is better than closed." But what about private info, as with people seeing who you email when [...]

Amnesty International: Survivors of Tiananmen Square

On day before the 20th anniversary of the crackdown, Amnesty is gathering a group of survivors, and joining their calls for an independent inquiry into the events at Tiananmen Square in 1989. Today's Speakers: Wu Yenhua: He was Assistant professor and Program Director at the Institute of Chinese Classics at the China university of Political [...]

Tiananmen Square, 20 years on

Thursday is the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Tomorrow, I'll be attending an Amnesty event where some of the people involved will be speaking, and will be blogging from there. In anticipation of the anniversary, the Chinese government has already started shutting down online communication services. After the jump, an excerpt from Chinese [...]