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Entering 2020, the democratic space in Hong Kong has been shrinking drastically. Freedom of speech, press, assembly and many other areas are all severely under threat.
Lørdag 14. november 14:00
Hovedbiblioteket
In this event, a Hong Kong protester will bring to you the background and recent development of the freedom movement, while Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt, the Executive Director of Rafto Foundation and Kjersti Løken Stavrum, the President of Norwegian PEN will share observations and insights concerning Hong Kong’s situation. Through their dialogue, audiences may get a clearer picture of what's happening in Hong Kong.

* Public events will be arranged according to the municipality's corona measures.
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Since June 2019, Hong Kong has become synonymous with protests. The strategic idea of ‘Be Water’ has influenced lots of other frontliners of freedom and democracy all over the world.
The controversial bill proposed by the Hong Kong government which allows criminal suspects to be extradited from Hong Kong to mainland China has triggered a massive opposition. Nearly 2 million people joined a peaceful protest and marched peacefully in June 2019. It has also sparked a freedom and democracy movement across the city. The bill was withdrawn in September 2019. However, Hong Kong has degenerated into a police state and the human rights situation is alarming.
Undoubtedly, Hong Kong people have been drawn to what we call the ‘Revolution of Our Times’. The ‘Time’ belongs to everyone who believes and embraces liberty, regardless of age and generation. Until now, this persistent resistance is still a joint effort.
In this exhibition, we bring viewers to the Hong Kong protests’ frontlines. Tensions between the police and the protesters are being recorded by Hong Kong photojournalists constantly. Through their lenses and captured images, we believe a more balanced viewpoint about the Hong Kong freedom and democracy movement can be shown to the world.
 

 

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AVLYST - Revolution of Our Times: Public Event #2 - Hong Kong's shrinking freedoms

AVLYST - Revolution of Our Times: Public Event #2 - Hong Kong's shrinking freedoms

Entering 2020, the democratic space in Hong Kong has been shrinking drastically. Freedom of speech, press, assembly and many other areas are all severely under threat.

  • Lørdag 14. november
  • 14:00 - 15:30
  • Hovedbiblioteket
  • GRATIS
In this event, a Hong Kong protester will bring to you the background and recent development of the freedom movement, while Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt, the Executive Director of Rafto Foundation and Kjersti Løken Stavrum, the President of Norwegian PEN will share observations and insights concerning Hong Kong’s situation. Through their dialogue, audiences may get a clearer picture of what's happening in Hong Kong.

* Public events will be arranged according to the municipality's corona measures.
- - - - - -
Since June 2019, Hong Kong has become synonymous with protests. The strategic idea of ‘Be Water’ has influenced lots of other frontliners of freedom and democracy all over the world.
The controversial bill proposed by the Hong Kong government which allows criminal suspects to be extradited from Hong Kong to mainland China has triggered a massive opposition. Nearly 2 million people joined a peaceful protest and marched peacefully in June 2019. It has also sparked a freedom and democracy movement across the city. The bill was withdrawn in September 2019. However, Hong Kong has degenerated into a police state and the human rights situation is alarming.
Undoubtedly, Hong Kong people have been drawn to what we call the ‘Revolution of Our Times’. The ‘Time’ belongs to everyone who believes and embraces liberty, regardless of age and generation. Until now, this persistent resistance is still a joint effort.
In this exhibition, we bring viewers to the Hong Kong protests’ frontlines. Tensions between the police and the protesters are being recorded by Hong Kong photojournalists constantly. Through their lenses and captured images, we believe a more balanced viewpoint about the Hong Kong freedom and democracy movement can be shown to the world.