MEDIA ADVISORY 21.05.2012

MEDIA ADVISORY

Dalai Lama speaks at rally “Europe for Tibet” on 26 May at Vienna’s Heldenplatz

Subtitle:. Along with H.H. the Dalai Lama and the Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Admin- istration Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Dr. Bernard Kouchner, the former French Minister for foreign affairs will address the „European Solidarity Rally for Tibet“

Vienna – On 26 May 2012 the “European Solidarity Rally for Tibet” will be held in Vienna, at Heldenplatz. At the rally, H.H. the Dalai Lama and the recently elected prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay will be addressing the participants to the rally.

The reason for the rally is the escalating human rights situation in Tibet, which has deteriorated massively recently. At the rally, well known human rights advocates will be speaking out on political issues. The participation and speech of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will mark the highlight of the rally.

Barbara Stöckl, a renowned austrian anchorwoman will be the Emcee for the event. The rally will be initi- ated by a speech from former political prisoner Yeshi Dolma, who spent six years in a Chinese prison. Bernard Kouchner, former French Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-founder of “Doctors Without Borders”, will also be giving a speech. Following politicians and famous supporters will also address the rally: Madeleine Petrovic (Green Party Austria), Eva Lichtenberger (Greens Member of Euro- pean Parliament), Matteo Macecci (Tibet Intergroup, Italian Parliament), Francesca von Habsburg, Bianca Jagger (international human rights lawyer) and Prof. Heinz Nussbaumer.

Bernard Kouchner says that the people around the world and especially in Europe need to send a strong signal of solidarity to the Tibetan people. Tibet and the Dalai Lama need the solidarity of Europe.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Tibetan musician Loten, Tenzin Ngingthatsang, the German rapper Curse and Harri Stojka.
The complete program is available on our website (http://www.europefortibet.com).

Accreditation:

We appreciate your interest and request your online registration at the following address:

http://europefortibet.com/medien/

Important information:

* Start of the rally at Heldenplatz: 14.30 hours  End of the rally: 19.00 hours

* Speech of H.H. the Dalai Lama: 16.00 hours

We will be happy to provide you with personnel who can provide information about Tibet. We appreciate and welcome any publicity regarding the announcement of the rally.

Contact:

Matthias Schickhofer
Tel: +43 699 11 29 71 84 Tel:
Media – Europe for Tibet matthias.schickhofer@supportingchange.org

Tenzin K. Losinger
+41 (0) 79 209 51 37
Media – Europe for Tibet medien@europefortibet.com

Invitation to a meeting with John Kamm 15 November

John Kamm is an American businessman and human rights campaigner active in China since 1972. He is the founder and chairman of The Dui Hua Foundation, based in San Francisco with an office in Hong Kong. Kamm was awarded the Department of Commerce’s Best Global Practices Award by President Bill Clinton in 1997 and the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights by President George W. Bush in 2001. In September 2004, Kamm received a MacArthur Fellowship for “designing and implementing an original approach to freeing prisoners of conscience in China.” Kamm is the first businessman to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.

Read more on the Dui Hua site.

We invite to a meeting with John Kamm 15th  November at. 14:30.

The theme for the day is:  business and human rights.

Location:

Human Rights House 5 floor
Kirkegata 5, 0153 Oslo
Welcome!

Demonstration in Oslo, 2nd November 2011

TIBET IS BURNING!
SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH THE TIBETAN NATION!

JOIN US!

Protest against China’s policies in Tibet.
2nd November is a global demonstration to engage the world’s community against China’s oppression of the Tibetan people.

Tibetans in Tibet requires respect for exercising their religion in freedom.
This freedom is suppressed by the Chinese authorities.
Now, oppression gone so far that nine young Tibetans and a nun have set fire to themself in protest since March this year. Previously, over 300 monks were kidnapped and no one knows where they are.
Support the Tibetans in their protest against the Chinese oppression and politics and their demands for respect for human rights and the Dalai Lama return to Tibet.

Demonstration: 2nd November, Wednesday
15.30 hrs Eidsvoll Plass in the front of The Parliament
16:30 demonstration in the front of the Chinese Embassy
(Tuengen all 2, metro station Vindern)