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News from the Norwegian Human Rights House in Oslo - 2007

Image: Tibetan writer receives freedom of expression award

Tibetan writer receives freedom of expression award

The Norwegian Authors Union's Freedom of Expression Award for 2007 has been given to Tsering Woeser. The Tibetan writer, living in the People´s Republic of China, was selected among many candidates. -We are very proud that a Tibetan writer is receiving this prestigious prize, says Chungdak Koren, chairwoman of the Norwegian Tibet Committee. 17 Dec 2007 »

Image: RKR hosts weeklong conference on peace, democracy and human rights

RKR hosts weeklong conference on peace, democracy and human rights

The Norwegian Council for the Rights of the Kurds (RKR) invites everyone interested to four different seminars, all to be hosted at different venues around Oslo next week, under the joint headline ´The Oslo Conference on Peace, Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East´. To read more about the four seminars in English, see below. For information in Norwegian, click here . 07 Dec 2007 »

Image: Tell the IOC to speak up for Tibet!

Tell the IOC to speak up for Tibet!

The Norwegian Tibet Committee encourages everyone to sign on to the following appeal: On December 10th, the International Olympic Committee is holding an important Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, which will include discussion of the upcoming Beijing 2008 Olympics. December 10th is also International Human Rights Day, and Tibetans and people of conscience will be taking action in Lausanne and around the world to call on the IOC to speak up for Tibet and human rights. 05 Dec 2007 »

Image: Svetlana Gannusjkina receives the Sakharov Freedom Award from NHC

Svetlana Gannusjkina receives the Sakharov Freedom Award from NHC

Svetlana Aleksejevna Gannusjkina, right, leader of the independent Russian human rights organisation Grazjdanskoje Sodestvije (Civic Assistance Committee) today received the Sakharov Freedom Award from the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC). Gannusjkina also leads the IDP and refugee programme of the organisation Memorial´s human rights centre 29 Nov 2007 »

Image: The cartoons controversy up for discussion once again

The cartoons controversy up for discussion once again

Thursday this week, 29 November, the Freedom of Expression Foundation, together with Norwegian PEN and Culcom, University of Oslo, host a meeting at the new Literature House on 'Freedom of Expression and Clash Philosophy'. More specifically, the purpose of the meeting is to shed light on how the strife following in the wake of the publication of the cartoons about the Prophet unfolded in different parts of the world. 26 Nov 2007 »

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