About me

Shao Jiang, a former prisoner of conscience for his active role in the 1989 pro-democracy movement, is a committed activist-scholar, who lives and works in exile in London. The academic interests focus on politics and media, social movement, democratisation, feminism, law in PRC and Hong Kong, autonomy & sovereignty & self-determination, international Human Rights mechanisms, comparative studies on development models and political institutions, theory and practice of Civil Society. Publications include Citizen Publications in China before the Internet (Palgrave, 2015).

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Nov 15 2017 1:56PM
Yang Tongyan ( a.k.a. Yang Tianshui 1961-2017)
Yang Tongyan (杨同彦, a.k.a. Yang Tianshui 杨天水), a freelance writer and democracy veteran, has died aged 56 on 7 November 2017. In the past 11 months, at least three prisone...

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Likes: la vita italiana; reggae; Claire Denis; suits; jazz; espresso; Iain Sinclair; London; punk; not eating meat ...

Also on Twitter as @Niluccio or if you're a journalist you can call the Amnesty UK media team on +44 (0)20 7033 1547.

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Nov 10 2017 10:54AM
Forget the Bond tune, listen to Ergo Phizmiz!
Blimey, bring back Gangnam Style. No, sorry, I don’t much like that Adele Bond tune. Too “polished”, too “polite”, too predictable for me. (Then again, I was never going...

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From local Amnesty members to government ministers, and human rights defenders to fundraising stars. Our guest bloggers cover all angles of our work and what it means to defend human rights.

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Nov 8 2017 5:41PM
Speaking up for human rights: what does solidarity mean?
by Patrick Cash for the 'Write for Rights' campaign. When I ask myself why I’ve got involved with a campaign at Amnesty International, I have two answers: firstly, that I...

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Barrister, feminsita and Law & Human Rights Programme Director here at Amnesty. Follow me on Twitter

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Nov 7 2017 7:00AM
The UK government has been spying on Amnesty – so we're going to court
By Rachel Logan (Law & Human Rights Programme Director) and Joshua Franco (Researcher/Advisor on Technology & Human Rights) At around 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon in July...
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Nov 1 2017 5:21PM
Educating for press freedom: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists
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Written by Elisa Colton, Amnesty Speaker Programme Volunteer. The 2 nd of November 2017 marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists . A day...