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Journalists at the Beijing Winter Olympics may test China’s tolerance for critical coverage

Journalists at the Beijing Winter Olympics may test China’s tolerance for critical coverage

Can China and the International Olympic Committee maintain a “bubble” of total press freedom inside China’s vast sea of repression? That’s the question facing thousands of journalists as they arrive in the coming weeks to cover the Beijing Winter Olympics, which kick off on February 4. (CPJ’s safety advisory for those attending addresses coronavirus restrictions and […]

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the Beijing Olympic Winter Games 2022

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the Beijing Olympic Winter Games 2022

The Olympic Winter Games take place in Beijing, China from February 4-20, 2022. Journalists covering the event are likely to face a range of challenges from coronavirus restrictions to digital surveillance. The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed concern about the ability of the press to work freely during the event. China has been the world’s worst jailer of […]

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TAOS Statement on $380 Million Survivors Settlement with USAG & USOPC

Following today’s announcement of the $380 million settlement between USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and hundreds of survivors, The Army of Survivors has issued the following statement. As a non-profit organization founded by survivors of Larry Nassar, we are pleased that this long and dark chapter has come to an end, and […]

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Olympics: Protect Peng Shuai

Olympics: Protect Peng Shuai

Sport & Rights Alliance Calls on the IOC To Put People Before Partnerships (Nyon, Switzerland, December 1, 2021) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should immediately stop supporting China’s strategy of suppression and start prioritizing protecting athletes and upholding its human rights obligations, the Sport & Rights Alliance said today. The process of developing an […]

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TAOS Expresses Support and Concern for Olympian Peng Shuai

TAOS Expresses Support and Concern for Olympian Peng Shuai

The Army of Survivors would like to extend support to Chinese tennis Olympian Peng Shuai, who recently went missing after publicly stating she was sexually assaulted by former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli.  We are pleased to see Peng alive this weekend in a video call with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, though we are not yet […]

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World Players Association Statement on Peng Shuai

The global player association movement is deeply concerned for the health and safety of Peng Shuai. Players who speak out are frequently targeted and left exposed to harm and abuse without protection or support, and that must end. The global sport community including the International Olympic Committee has a responsibility to exercise its significant leverage […]

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Olympics: Don’t Promote Chinese State Propaganda

Olympic Committee’s Call with Chinese Tennis Star Disregards Safety Concerns (New York) – The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) collaboration with Chinese authorities on tennis star Peng Shuai’s reappearance undermines its expressed commitment to human rights, including the rights and safety of athletes, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 21, 2021, the IOC said in a statement that its […]

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China: Prove Tennis Player is Safe and Investigate Sexual Assault Allegations

China: Prove Tennis Player is Safe and Investigate Sexual Assault Allegations

Responding to increasing concerns for Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, who has not been seen publicly since she made sexual violence allegations against a former senior Chinese politician two weeks ago, Amnesty International’s China Researcher Doriane Lau said: “The Chinese government has systematically silenced the country’s #MeToo movement. Given that it also has a zero-tolerance […]

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Chinese Tennis Star’s Disappearance Is Warning for Olympics

Peng Shuai Hasn’t Been Seen in Public Since November 2 Three-time Olympian Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai is missing. The hashtag #WhereIsPengShuai is trending globally, and world tennis champions Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, and Novak Djokovic voiced fears about the 35-year-old star’s whereabouts.  On November 2, Peng said on social media that she had been sexually assaulted, forced […]

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FREE THE FIVE!

FREE THE FIVE!

2022 BEIJING WINTER OLYMPICS AND PARALYMPICS CAMPAIGN In February and March 2022, the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will take place in and around Beijing, China. It will be the second time in history that the Olympics occur in China. The first time was in 2008, when China hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. […]

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China: Olympics Sponsors in Spotlight as Games Loom

China: Olympics Sponsors in Spotlight as Games Loom

Address Rights Risks, Press IOC to Adopt Rights Policy (New York) – The International Olympic Committee’s major corporate sponsors should explain publicly how they are using their leverage to address human rights abuses in China ahead of the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games, Human Rights Watch said today. Sponsors should also press the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to […]

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