Amnesty International’s efforts for the Beijing Olympics 2008

London is hosting the 2012 summer Olympics.  For those of us living here it is all very exciting and, despite the understandable pressure a large influx of tourists will exert on the city’s resources, we should be in for a stimulating few weeks as supporters come over to cheer their favourite competitors.

In 2008, the Olympics were held in Beijing.  Amnesty International released these 4 videos related to human rights abuses in China in time for the Olympics.  Behind the festivities, the perfectly choreographed dances and the delightful musical arrangements, there are human rights abuses AI would like viewers to know about and take action on.

Amnesty International is one of my favourite organisations and often succeeds in producing clever campaigns, so we’ll be exploring more of them too in other posts.

The Olympic torch


Pole vault

False start

A report on the situation of human rights in China was released by AI in 2008 and can be found here.


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