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Reporters Sans Frontières has urged the Chinese government to implement 9 reforms in the run-up to the Beijing Games: (1) Release all journalists and Internet users detained in China; (2) abolish the restrictive articles in the Foreign Correspondents Guide; (3) disband the Publicity Department which controls content in the Chinese press; (4) end the jamming of foreign radio stations; (5) end the blocking of news and information websites based abroad; (6) suspend the “11 Commandments of the Internet,” which lead to website censorship; (7) end the blacklisting of journalists and human rights activists, which prevents them from visiting China; (8) repeal the decree banning Chinese media from using certain foreign news agency video footage and news reports; (9) legalize independent organizations of journalists and human rights activists.
PlayFair 2008 is an international campaign taking place in the lead up to the 2008 Olympic Games to push for respect for workers’ rights in the global sporting goods industry. The campaign is organised by the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), and the International Textile, Garment and Leather Worker’s Federation (ITGLWF). The campaign is also supported by a diverse coalition of organizations worldwide. The campaign urges sportswear and athletic footwear companies, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), National Olympics Committees, as well as national governments to take steps to eliminate the exploitation and abuse of workers in the global sporting goods industry.
Beijing 2008: Race for Tibet is a campaign launched by the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) to make the Beijing 2008 Olympics a catalyst for change in Tibet. It aims to wake China up to the opportunity that exists in the lead-up to the Games to engage the Dalai Lama and make important changes in its human rights policies in Tibet. The Beijing 2008: Race for Tibet campaign was initiated by ICT but is a coalition campaign aimed at creating global support for Tibet through a network of Tibetan groups around the world.
Olympic Dream for Darfur is a global advocacy campaign seeking to secure protection for civilians in Darfur. Our strategy is to use the 2008 Beijing Olympics to focus attention on the special relationship between Sudan and China, which is uniquely positioned to exert real and consequential influence to help resolve the crisis in Darfur. We are educating and mobilizing the public, policy makers and the Olympic community to focus on the uniquely constructive role that China could – and must – play, given its unrivaled leverage with Sudan and its position as Olympic host. We are currently organizing an Olympic Torch Relay from Darfur to Beijing and are planning a simultaneous U.S. Torch Relay.
Collectif Chine JO 2008, a coalition of nine French NGOs, has urged the Chinese government to implement 8 specific reforms: (1) free people imprisoned since the 1989 Tiananmen demonstrations and all prisoners of conscience; (2) end media / Internet censorship; (3) suspend all executions pending the abolition of the death penalty; (4) abolish the practice of administrative detention; (5) end the routine use of torture; (6) allow freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining for trade unions; (7) repeal Article 306 of the penal code which exposes lawyers to repression; and (8) end the practice of forced evictions.
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In 2003, Human Rights in China (HRIC) launched its Olympics Campaign, Incorporating Responsibility 2008
, to leverage international and domestic windows of opportunity promoting equitable development, freedom of expression, and other human rights in China. HRIC works to expand independent civil space in China by developing concrete recommendations and engaging corporate leaders, professionals, government actors, scholars, activists, and the media to support domestic activists and reforms. Through research, advocacy and media work, HRIC’s Olympics Campaign focuses on monitoring human rights progress and compliance with Beijing’s Olympic and other international human rights obligations in the lead-up to and after the Olympics in 2008.
Olympic Watch (Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games in a Free and Democratic Country) was established in direct response to the IOC’s decision to grant the 2008 Olympics to Beijing. Its core focus has been civil and political rights, most importantly the freedom of expression, death penalty, and the plight of prisoners of conscience. Having stated that the IOC has failed to defend human rights and Olympic ideals, it is currently focusing on other actors in the Olympic movement. Not calling for boycott per se at this point, it urges all actors to take a clear stance on the issues.
The Committee to Protect Journalists is pressing the Chinese government to honor the promises it made when Beijing won the Games in 2001. Despite its pledge to “give the media complete freedom,” China still severely restricts and censors the domestic press. CPJ’s report, Falling Short: As the 2008 Olympics Approach, China Falters on Press Freedom
finds that while the government has eased some restrictions that apply to foreign reporters, harsh constraints remain on the local press. At least 29 Chinese journalists are in jail, vast censorship rules are in place, and attacks occur with impunity. CPJ’s recommendations for include urging Chinese authorities to promote a level of press freedom in accordance with international norms, to stop censoring the news, and to release all journalists currently imprisoned for their work.
Amnesty International is campaigning for a lasting human rights legacy for the Beijing Olympics. AI will monitor the Chinese government´s performance particularly closely in areas with a direct link to preparations for the Olympics, to core principles in the Olympic Charter and to promises of human rights improvements made by Chinese officials in 2001 at the awarding of the Games to China. AI will mobilize thousands globally to press the Chinese authorities to deliver a positive human rights legacy to the people of China by making substantial reforms in four key areas: (1) the death penalty; (2) punitive administrative detention and fair trials; (3) arbitrary detention and harassment of human rights defenders; and (4) unwarranted censorship of the Internet.