03 July 2007

Olympics Rights Torches

Beijing 2008 Reporters without bordersWith just over a year to go before the start of the Beijing Summer Olympics, the Chinese authorities have not kept the promises they made when awarded the Games in 2001 that they would improve the country's human rights situation.

Human Rights Watch is therefore spearheading a campaign calling for users to "Light a Torch for Human Rights in China" while Reporters Without Borders is calling on media and Internet communities to print ads or post website banners of the Olympic rings made up of handcuffs.

Having previously drawn attention to China's lax attitude to human rights in connection with the Olympics, The Difference is happy to join with others doing so once again ahead of next year's Olympics.2008 Beijing Olympics - Light a Torch for Human Rights in China