Posts Tagged ‘the Tiananmen Square massacre’

Liu Xiaobo and the Independent Press

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

The case of Liu Xiaobo is, to me, the finest example of the role independent publishing can and must play in the modern world. Last week, the Chinese dissident poet was awarded the Nobel peace prize “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China”. As he is currently serving an 11-year jail sentence in Beijing for subversion, Liu was represented at the award ceremony in Norway by a vacant chair. (more…) more»