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).

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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 novelist Ma Jian‘s excellent piece on Tiananmen and what it means now, in today’s G2:

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