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Compilation Committee of Kwangju Citizens.
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AHRC launches new human rights lessons in multimedia format
(Hong Kong, November 15, 2004) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)
announced on Monday that it launched the latest lessons of its Human Rights
Correspondence School educational programme in multimedia format.
The lessons, which contain the most comprehensive archives and documentation
on the May 1980 Kwangju uprising against South Korea's military dictatorship in
English, are now available both on the Internet and CDs.
Through photographs, audio-visual clips and other forms of art, the AHRC aims
at enhancing the educational value and interest of its Human Rights
Correspondence School teaching modules and examples of action strategies.
The new presentation marks another step of the Hong Kong-based regional human
rights group in keeping up with modern technology and applying different forms
of media to promote its work.
"We hope to arouse more attention and understanding of cases of human
rights struggle in the region," said Meryam Dabhoiwala, programme
coordinator of the AHRC.
Established in 1999, the Human Rights Correspondence School aims at assisting
local human rights activists in their work through analysing specific cases and
means to tackle the rights issues. It seeks to enhance effective campaigning to
end rights violations and help the victims.
The latest two lessons in multimedia format look at how the South Koreans
have fought against state violence and persevered in seeking justice for the May
1980 Kwangju uprising. The contents include the lesson text, a video documentary
on the uprising, a photo gallery, victims' testimonies, an art gallery
containing prints by prominent Korean artist Hong Seong Dam and poems.
To obtain the lessons online or order CD copies, please go to the Human
Rights Correspondence School website: <http://www.hrschool.org>.
Or, send an email to: email@example.com,
or write to: Human Rights Correspondence School, AHRC, 19th Floor, Go-Up
Commercial Building, 998 Canton Road, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
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About AHRC The Asian Human Rights Commission is a
regional non-governmental organisation monitoring and lobbying human rights
issues in Asia. The Hong Kong-based group was founded in 1984.