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Dublin - Event Notice
Monday March 31 2008
01:00 AM

Dublin Peace March for Tibet on 31st March, 2008

category dublin | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Saturday March 29, 2008 18:21author by Namgyal Damdul - Tibetan Community in Irelandauthor email tibetancommunityinireland at gmail dot com Report this post to the editors

Peace March & Candle Light Vigil

Tibetan Community in Ireland is organizing a peace march and candle light vigil for Tibetans in Tibet in conjunction with Tibet Support Group-Ireland on 31st March, 2008
Dublin Peace March for Tibet
Dublin Peace March for Tibet

Monday, 31st March, 2008

12.30 - 2.30 pm: Dublin Peace March for Tibet will start from the Spire, Dublin at 12.30 and march through Dublin south city centre to deliver a memorandum on Tibet to the Department of Foreign Affairs (St Stephen's Green), the EU office (Molesworth Street) and the Dail (Kildare Street).

2.30 - 5.30 pm: Showing of the DVD 'Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion' at a city centre venue (to be confirmed).

5.30 - 7.30 pm: Candlelight Vigil for the brave Tibetan men, women & children who sacrificed their lives for Freedom and Justice will be held at the gate of St. Stephen's Green Park, Dublin(near Shopping Centre).
{Current Death Toll: 140}

Please join us to support for Tibet.

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author by Joepublication date Mon Mar 31, 2008 14:13author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I can't make it today but all best wishes and solidarity.

author by march participantpublication date Mon Mar 31, 2008 16:04author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I just came from the Peace March about an hour ago. It was a good event that garnered media attention and culminated at the Department of Foreign Affairs. A good chance for concerned people to express their solidarity and increase awareness.

HOWEVER, i am dismayed to see that indymedia would use a false photograph, purporting to be taken from the Dublin Peace March (see photo above). Dealing with propoganda from "the other side" is bad enough, but when the human rights community itself begins using small falsehoods (such as this fake photo to convey a greater sense of participation than was in attendance) then we really are in trouble: who else can we now rely on? Why the inaccurate photo?

Can we not be honest and say that there was a reasonably small, but good spirited and successful march? I feel sickened that the posters of this photograph would attempt to manipulate media coverage in this way. We gain nothing from lying in a democracy. I am truly sickened

author by march participantpublication date Mon Mar 31, 2008 16:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

In addittion, the Tibetan communty in Ireland numbers some dozens of people. This photo contains more Tibetans than are present in the entire Island. Where is the mix of Irish, European and Tibetan that were REALLY present at today's march??? Where does this photo REALLY originate and why has the poster of the photo resorted to China's own tactics of false reporting???? Sickening.

author by Chekovpublication date Mon Mar 31, 2008 16:26author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This is an event notice, posted to advertise the event, two days before it happened. The picture is obviously, therefore, not purporting to be an actual picture from the march, it is, I suppose, a general purpose illustration used to add some colour to the advertisement of the event.

author by march participantpublication date Mon Mar 31, 2008 17:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I'm sorry, i thought that the caption under the picture which says "Dublin Peace March" was meant to indicate it was a photo of the Dublin Peace March. "Obviously" not. Incidentally, one wonders why independant media sources struggle for credibility...

author by time travellerpublication date Mon Mar 31, 2008 18:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I guess it's more credible with those who realise that pictures posted on Saturday aren't of events which happened the following Monday...

author by Coilnpublication date Thu Apr 03, 2008 16:21author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"one wonders why independant media sources struggle for credibility..."

It doesn't help that anonymous commentators come out with spurious complaints about trivial details.

The notice sub-header makes it plainly obvious that the photo was posted to Indymedia Events on Saturday 29th:
"dublin | rights and freedoms | event notice Saturday March 29, 2008 19:21 ... "

It really is quite obvious that that photo could not be a photo from the event that was scheduled to take place in Dublin two days later. The anonymous march participant's irony is ingracious and inappropriate in the context.

One of the refreshing aspects of Indymedia is that it doesn't follow the old media's pretence at objectivity - a pretence that fails to impress those of us who have compared the media coverage with our own knowledge of "reported" events. Another vital aspect is that Indymedia allows activists to learn to BE the media. This means that people will sometimes make mistakes, and it is a poor show to criticise new, inexperienced contributors for minor errors.

I will ask the original poster to provide details of where the photo actually came from.


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