Help Amnesty International Australia Tear Down The Great Firewall Of China

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Amnesty International Australia is taking part in the global campaign for human rights reform in China. As part of the campaign, AIA is building a wall in Martin Place, Sydney to represent the Chinese internet censorship regime (known as "The Great Firewall of China" by the online community). Amnesty International Australia is inviting supporters to join them in Sydney on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st July.

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Help Amnesty International Australia tear down the Great Firewall of China.

"Get your voice heard to highlight the Chinese Government's Internet censorship policy and human rights record. Join us on the streets of Sydney before the launch of the Beijing Olympics." -- Amnesty International Australia.

Amnesty International Australia is building a wall on the 30th and 31st July in Martin Place, Sydney to represent Internet censorship by the Chinese Government (known as "The Great Firewall of China" by the online community). Each brick of the wall will hold an action aimed at the Internet companies such as Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft, Sohu and Baidu, who Amnesty believe assist online censorship in China.

An invitation by Amnesty International Australia to show your support for basic human rights, the right to freedom of speech:
Where: Martin Place, Sydney
When: Wed, 30 July & Thu, 31 July 2008

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What is Amnesty International's campaign about?
Amnesty International Australia is taking part in the global campaign for human rights reform in China. This campaign focuses on a range of human rights issues including the death penalty, freedom of expression, torture and human rights defenders.

Internet censorship and media freedom in China are the focus of the Amnesty International campaign in Australia. Freedom of expression is a human right under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."

Visit Amnesty International Australia for more information about human rights in China including case studies, facts and figures, opinion pieces by contributing writers and the latest reports and media releases on Internet censorship.

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