2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

Norway, October 10th 2014 The Storting (The Parliament of Norway) and Nobel Foundation The Norwegian Nobel Committee today on October 10th announced Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi as both the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates for 2014, in recognition for “their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” The Norwegian committee emphasized in their press release the importance of the respect for the “rights of children and young people” as a “prerequisite for peaceful global development”. “In conflict-ridden areas in particular, the… Read More

Tomorrow’s Nobel Peace Prize Announcement

Nobel Peace Prize Announcement – October 10th 2014 The Storting (The Parliament of Norway) and Nobel Foundation (Est. 1900) The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced this week on October 10th 2014 at 11:00 am in Norway, and there are no indications or leaks as to who will be receiving the honor in 2014. The year has been particularly marked by worldwide conflict and escalating political as well as military conflict. Nevertheless, while it may be possible that no laureate may be selected, it is likely that there will be a… Read More

Liu Xiaobo video Interview “How Strong is China’s Dissident Movement”

Political dissident and activist, Liu Xiabo Click here for the video interview. This video features a rare one-on-one interview with Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo recorded April 2008. It is the last known recorded video of Liu Xiaobo before his home arrest which occurred a few months afterward. The interview was taped by Journeyman Pictures — an independent group of journalists exploring contemporary issues of global significance. In the video, Liu Xiaobo speaks of “positive change” in China, his Open Letter on Tibet, human rights and economic prosperity, and the growing social… Read More

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Series: Liu Xiaobo

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Series: Liu Xiaobo In this Nobel Peace Laureates Series, we have a short documentary on Liu Xiaobo’s struggles for fundamental human rights in contemporary China. Liu Xiaobo was a prominent and influential leader in the 1989 student revolt and protests in Beijing Tiananmen square, demonstrations that were directed “against political abuses of power and corruption” in the Communist party of China. The Communist government in response accused the protesters and demonstrators of planning conspiracies against the state. The protest’s leadership, Liu Xiaobo and two other leaders, subsequently formed… Read More