Dont stop reading this blog!
Just some of the things we’ve blogged on this year …
… the Olympics; unfolding terror and devastation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Darfur and Zimbabwe; Obama; the Secret Policeman’s Ball 2008; the 60th anniversary of the UDHR; repression in Burma; the Edinburgh Festival; Karadzic arrested; riots and killings in Tibet; blogging and freedom of expression; waterboarding; Sri Lanka; a grotesque stoning in Somalia; sex trafficking; Guantánamo; the jailing and then release of an Amnesty award-winning journalist in Yemen; internet repression in China; a Moroccan “Barca” fan; the Iranian “blogfather” “disappears”; Gaza; a stream of executions in Iran and Saudi Arabia; Tasers go ballistic; a Cuban punk singer’s arrest; horrible bloodshed in Kenya; the imprisoning of the “architect” of the Rwandan genocide …
2008: not a consistently happy year, but as humble human rights campaigners we like to think did our best to make it slightly less bad.
What’s next from Ye Olde Amnesty?
Plenty on Obama, GITMO and ending torture and secret detention in the “war on terror”. Doubtless more on the three (especially) troubled African countries: Zimbabwe, Sudan and DRC – but also plenty on other countries with crippling human rights problems (Sri Lanka, Burma, Iran, Israel/OT …).
We’re experimenting with video “news bites” so expect to see these popping up in our posts. And we’re still keen on our social networking site Protect The Human (check it!)
The media team is now off to play with its Palm Pilot until we resume this blog on 5 January. We’ll return with more human rights news, plenty of actions to take, juicy recommendations for films/virals/Amnesty events/books/television programmes and chunks of well-honed sarcasm and well-meant mitherings about this, that and the other.
Thanks for reading and I’ll leave you with five easy words: don’t stop reading this blog!
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