Havel in Media

The core values that once illuminated the ANC now provide the moral backbone of Gordhan’s Zondo submission November 12, 2018 Source: Daily Maverick / www.dailymaverick.co.za / By Marianne Thamm / One has felt the loss. The slow erosion of the moral high ground that once belonged and still belongs to a unique and visionary generation of ANC leaders and activists who are celebrated across the world. There are streets, libraries, …
The Strange Journey of Aung San Suu Kyi November 2, 2018 Source: The Scarlet / www.thescarlet.org / By Andrew Rose, Scarlet Staff / The 2016 election of Aung San Suu Kyi was supposed to usher in a new era in Myanmar. For decades, the people of this small, Southeast Asian nation had labored under the oppressive rule of a secretive, and …
Pussy Riot’s New Book Is Disruption 101 October 16, 2018 Source: The Daily Beast / www.dailybeast.com / Lewis Beale / In a new book, Nadya Tolokonnikova uses what she’s learned as a member of the Russian dada/punk band about how to best challenge those with entrenched power. Nadya Tolokonnikova readily admits that the political protest her group Pussy Riot undertook …
Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2018 awarded to Oyub Titiev October 10, 2018 Source: Council for Europe / www.coe.int / The sixth Václav Havel Human Rights Prize – which honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights – has been awarded to the head of the Grozny office of the Memorial Human Rights Center in Chechyna, Oyub Titiev (Russian Federation). The …
First public appearance for Chinese Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo widow October 10, 2018 Source: France 24 / www.m.france24.com / By AFP / NEW YORK (AFP) – The widow of Nobel Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo on Wednesday made her first public appearance since leaving China more than two months ago, discreetly attending a panel discussion in New York. To applause the poet Liu Xia arrived …
Liu Xia ‘Under Pressure’ During First Public Appearance Since Her Exile October 10, 2018 Source: The Cambodia Daily / www.cambodiadaily.com / By RFA / Liu Xia, widow of late Nobel peace laureate and prisoner of conscience Liu Xiaobo, has made her first trip to the United States since beginning a new life in Germany following eight years under house arrest. Liu appeared on Wednesday …
Liu Xia, widow of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo, arrives in New York for human rights events October 10, 2018 Source: Yahoo News / www.yahoo.com / By Mimi Lau / Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, arrived in New York late on Tuesday for what is expected to be her first formal appearance since settling in Berlin two months ago after nearly eight years of de facto …
First public appearance for Liu Xia, Chinese Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo’s widow October 10, 2018 Source: The Straits Times / www.straitstimes.com / By AFP / NEW YORK (AFP) – The widow of Nobel Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo on Wednesday (Sept 26) made her first public appearance since leaving China more than two months ago, discreetly attending a panel discussion in New York.   To applause, …
Liu Xia ‘Under Pressure’ During First Public Appearance Since Her Exile October 9, 2018 Source: Radio Free Asia / www.rfa.org / Reported by Ng Yik-tung and Sing Man for RFA’s Cantonese Service, and by Shi Shan for the Mandarin Service. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie / Liu Xia, widow of late Nobel peace laureate and prisoner of conscience Liu Xiaobo, has made her …
Chinese dissident Liu Xia, widow of Liu Xiaobo, speaks out for the first time in New York October 9, 2018 Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning political dissident Liu Xiaobo, has made her first formal appearance since leaving China. She attended an event in New York on September 26, 2018, and spoke briefly about her late husband. Liu Xia relocated to Germany in July after spending the …
Liu Xia, widow of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo, arrives in New York for human rights events October 9, 2018 Source: South China Morning Post / www.scmp.com / By Mimi Lau / Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, arrived in New York late on Tuesday for what is expected to be her first formal appearance since settling in Berlin two months ago after nearly eight years of …
The Courage of the Powerless versus the Craven Behemoth October 8, 2018 Source: The American Interest / www.the-american-interest.com / By Thomas O. Melia / Google’s newfound moral flexibility has real, tangible costs. The most dangerous person in the eyes of any totalitarian regime is the individual who is not afraid and thus will not be cowed. He or she may be in …
Albright to unveil bust during NY festival honouring Havel October 7, 2018 Source: Radio Praha / www.radio.cz / By Ian Willoughby / Rehearsal for Truth is a weeklong theatre festival dedicated to Václav Havel that gets underway in New York on Tuesday. Alongside plays and stage readings, it will also see the presentation of a human rights award and the unveiling of a …
Honour Havel’s legacy by following his principles, Albright tells students at Columbia bust unveiling October 7, 2018 Source: Radio Praha / www.radio.cz / By Ian Willoughby / Václav Havel has just received a major honour, with the unveiling of a bronze bust of the late dissident turned president at Columbia University in New York. Speaking at the ceremony, Havel’s friend Madeleine Albright said he would have been alarmed …
Madeleine Albright: Given their own histories, I’m stunned by CEE states’ treatment of refugees October 7, 2018 Source: Radio Praha / www.radio.cz / By Ian Willoughby / Having served as US secretary of state from 1997 to 2001, Madeleine Albright ranks as one of the most accomplished of all Czech-Americans. I got to speak to the Prague-born politician recently when she was special guest at the Reality Czech …