Tag Archives: human rights

China: Sparking the ‘Exile is Not Freedom’ Debate

Posted on Global Voices on 5 July 2012. You can read it in Español,  عربي, বাংলা, Malagasy, Italiano, Français. On 27 April, 2012 blind Chinese lawyer and activist, Chen Guangcheng, escaped from a remote village surrounded by security forces in the middle of the night. International media widely covered the story, and the events turned […]

China: Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Puts Himself Under Web Surveillance

Prominent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has installed four live webcams at his home in Beijing as a symbolic protest against the police’s 24-hour surveillance of him. [Update: The Chinese authorities ordered Ai to turn off his webcams yesterday on April 4.] Last year on April 3 [zh], Ai Weiwei was arrested at the Beijing airport under […]