Blog Feeds

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Freedom of speech and freedom from consequences 10:12 Tue Jul 16, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Speaking of broad churches 09:02 Tue Jul 16, 2019 | guestposter

offsite link A broad church 08:32 Tue Jul 16, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link The world of workers: Job Stress 10:29 Mon Jul 15, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Discrimination ? some new figures to analyse 09:30 Mon Jul 15, 2019 | Tomboktu

Cedar Lounge >>

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017


offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

Dublin Opinion >>

NAMA Wine Lake

offsite link Test ? 12 November 2018 Mon Nov 12, 2018 14:28 | namawinelake

offsite link Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake

offsite link Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake

NAMA Wine Lake >>

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.

Related Link:
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.


Number of comments per page
© 2001-2019 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy