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Amnesty Nashville Invites You To
China: Human Rights and Media Freedom
Thursday, Nov 19, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Atmology, West End, Nashville
Please join Amnesty Nashville at Atmology’s on West End Thursday Nov. 19th at 6:30pm for a discussion on China with Media Entrepreneur Jeremy Goldkorn. He’ll talk to us about human rights in China, media freedom and a brief history since Tiananmen Square. Jeremy also lived in S. Africa during Apartheid and has stories of his family’s participation in “The Struggle.”
Jeremy is one of the most interesting people you will meet, and a new-comer to Nashville.
Come for coffee, tea or hot chocolate and & a muffin! Please let us know if you are coming and plan to bring a friend. RSVP to: Lynnx@comcast.net
Jeremy Goldkorn is the founder and director of Danwei, a research firm which began life in 2003 as a website that translated and analyzed Chinese media, Internet, government regulation, and censorship.
In 2009, shortly after Goldkorn opened a consulting business in Beijing to operate the website, it was blocked, and the company pivoted to providing media and market research services. The Financial Times acquired Danwei in 2013.
Goldkorn is an affiliate of the Australian National University’s Centre on China in the World, and a co-editor of the China Story website and annual China Story Yearbook published by the Centre. He is is co-host of the Sinica podcast, and founder of Great Wall Fresh, a social enterprise to help Chinese peasant farmers run small tourism businesses catering to foreign outdoor enthusiasts.
After moving to China in 1995, Goldkorn lived in a workers dormitory, founded, edited and managed several Chinese- and English-language magazines, ran a design firm, produced a documentary film about African soccer players in Beijing, and rode a bicycle from Peshawar to Kathmandu via Kashgar and Lhasa. He moved to Nashville Tennessee in 2015 and is a board member of the Tennessee China Network.
RSVP to: Lynnx@comcast.net
TN WAC Note: Mr. Goldkorn, a member of the Tennessee World Affairs Council President’s Advisory Board presented remarks at the recent China Town Hall on US-China economic relations. You can find a video of that event HERE. [TN WAC is a non profit, non partisan educational organization — viewpoints expressed by individuals are their own, not those of the Council.]
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