Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Coverage of Nobel Winner Liu Xiabo by Ananth Krishnan

Recently I was provided a few links detailing the coverage of Nobel Winner Liu Xiabo by Ananth Krishnan.

The last article is particularly noteworthy since Ananth provides a balanced coverage of both sides views on the issue and the plight of the Nobel prize winner.
Friday’s statement from the Norwegian Nobel Committee called on China to guarantee freedom of expression and human rights. While China had achieved economic advances without equal in history, and also broadened political participation, its "new status must entail increased responsibility", the statement said.

"Article 35 of China's constitution lays down that “Citizens of the People's Republic of China enjoy freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of association, of procession and of demonstration"," it added. "In practice, these freedoms have proved to be distinctly curtailed for China’s citizens."

One looks forward for more articles to be published in The Hindu and in particular by Ananth who has a unique position in being able to be on site to provide such viewpoints.


Narayanan said...

well, you guys need to read the condemnation of nobel committee in frontline 1/2 issues back for giving it to Liu Xiabo.

Xinhua Ram said...

As pointed to by an anonymous commenter, Koenrad Elst's letter to Chindu deserves a post on this blog.

kuttychathan said...

Xinhua, I agree. His blog-posts are well written. And, he gives it to Guha with much elan.