2008 Beijing Olympics

With just over three months until the start of the 2008 Summer Olympics, the pressure to boycott the games seems to be growing daily. Human rights advocates from around the world have been vocal since the inception and acceptance of China as the host, but now the resistance is at an all-time high. It’s probably the most heat ever felt by a host country. The torch relay has been turned into a political event everywhere it has touched down. As a result, the media circus has been a chance for Tibet, Darfur and Burmese activists to protest and draw attention to China’s atrocious human rights record. Now it’s up to the athletes to make these causes heard and refuse to participate in what has been dubbed by many as “The Genocide Olympics”.

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Adam Bemma is a journalist and media development advisor.

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