Human Rights in China (HRIC) has launched a podcast series of interviews with participants of the 1989 Tiananmen Square movement. The podcasts, which can be downloaded as audio files from HRIC's Web site, include oral histories of the June 4th Tiananmen Square crackdown never previously made public. The interviews also explore the role of the democracy and independent labor movements in addressing challenges facing China.
Seventeen years after the violent crackdown in 1989, the Chinese government has yet to respond to demands for a full investigation and official accountability, compensation for the victims and their families and a reassessment of the crackdown. In the face of official Chinese propaganda and information control, HRIC aims to preserve a historical record as well as to support efforts promoting greater democracy and openness.
Podcasts of Chinese-language interviews with the following June 4th activists are currently available:
An English podcast of translated excerpts from a selection of the interviews is also available.
Future podcasts updated throughout the month of June will include interviews with the following individuals:
HRIC’s Web site will be regularly updated with additional podcast interviews in the coming weeks. For full instructions on subscribing and listening to HRIC’s June 4th podcast series, please visit http://hrichina.org/public/june4podcasts or http://www.64memo.org.
For further inquiries over the weekend, contact Stacy Mosher at (718) 439-0272 or (347) 276-0919 (New York), or Roseann Rife at (852) 6340-1139 (Hong Kong).