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The Value of Freedom: Burning Questions for Hong Kongers

The Value of Freedom: Burning Questions for Hong Kongers

Lecture at the Senate of the Italian Republic By Joshua Wong Rome, November 18, 2020 – Almost exactly one year after Joshua Wong’s first hearing at the Senate of the Italian Republic, causing a diplomatic row between Members of the Italian Parliament and the Chinese Ambassador to Italy who had accused them of “making a grave error” and “acting irresponsabily”,

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Solidarity with Hong Kong’s Pan-Democratic Legislators

Solidarity with Hong Kong’s Pan-Democratic Legislators

Joint Declaration: full solidarity with Hong Kong’s Pan-democratic Legislators On November 11, 2020, the adoption of a new resolution by China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) allowed the Hong Kong Executive to immediately disqualify four Members of the Legislative Council without the possibility of judicial appeal. The four pan-dem Legislators Alvin Yeung, Dennis Kwok, Kwok Ka-ki and Kenneth Leung

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US Democracy is alive and kicking

US Democracy is alive and kicking

Statement by Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata and Matteo Angioli, respectively President and Secretary General of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, on the US elections and the victory of Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President. With the election of Joe Biden as 46th President of the United States, an election

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Propaganda made in China: Italy at a crossroads

Propaganda made in China: Italy at a crossroads

In Italy, China is no longer a mere news item: it directly makes the news. In a sector continuously struggling for its survival, the staggering number of secret agreements with CCP media outlets should be of huge concern. The analysis by Laura Harth published by Formiche.net We have written multiple times about the fundamental role of information to counter the

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Webinar: “Cambodia and the Murdering of a Democracy”

Webinar: “Cambodia and the Murdering of a Democracy”

On 29 October the association Liberi Cittadini (LC) and the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty (NRPTT) held a roundtable discussion entitled “Cambodia and the Murdering of a Democracy” to look at the situation in Cambodia as the Thai protests unfold. Participants shed a light on the crackdown of rule of law and opposition rights in Cambodia. The meeting was broadcast

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We, band of brothers, will not be silenced

We, band of brothers, will not be silenced

US President Reagan said: “Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.” While the repressive efforts of authoritarian regimes around the world are growing, only in the last week-end we witnessed millions of courageous people coming together

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Venezuela Crisis: what Italy and the EU still can and must do

Venezuela Crisis: what Italy and the EU still can and must do

[versión en español a continuación] To the President of the European Commission, of the European Parliament and of the European Council, to the Italian Government, to the Honorable Members of the Italian Parliament who are committed to the Venezuelan transition, to the interim President of Venezuela Juan Guaidò, to the representative of the Venezuela National Assembly and legitimate Government before Italy Hon. Mariela Magallanes, to

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No more secret deals with the CCP. We have a right to know

No more secret deals with the CCP. We have a right to know

As Hong Kong’s free media is attacked, as social media channels are censored, as activists are arrested, we must revendicate our right to know what is going. If we want to counter not only the narrative but come up with adequate and timely countermeasures as well, we must start by halting the chinesization of our democracies and reinforce our resilience

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