Thursday, 28 August 2014

Test your IQ in our AI-QI!

Instead of having a boring Sunday evening, come to our AI-QI 2014 quiz night and help us raise money for Amnesty. Tickets are now on sale  at £5.50 including the booking fee and can be purchased from on the following linkPlease note that tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.
Where: at The Water Poet pub, 9 Folgate Street, Spitalfields.
When: on 14 September.
Doors open at 6:30pm for enthusiastic quizees and quiz will start at 7pm promptly.  
Get your team of 4 to 6 together or come on your own and we will place you in a team.
You can find out more information on our Facebook page.
See you there!

Meeting Minutes from 26/08/2014

You can find it here.

New dates for your diary!

Some regular meetings and exciting events are coming up in the next months! 
So please note them down and be aware of any changes or additional details, which might emerge later on.
Sunday 14 September 2014 – The Water Poet, 19:00.
Tuesday 23 September 2014
196 Cable Street, 20:00-21:30.
Some highlights:
Pub Quiz The Water PoetSunday 14 September 2014
We are coming together to challenge our brains and to have fun. Join us and make use of your knowledge! We expect quizees arriving from 18:30 on and the event officially starts at 19:00. Please find here a link to the location on the map. 
Hallowe'en walk - Friday 31 October 2014
Details are coming soon!

Recent events:
Social media training  Tuesday 27 May 2014
We had a useful knowledge-sharing session on the use of Twitter, Facebook Pinterest and on blogging for campaigning.
We are present on Twitter, so you can follow us on @AIUKCTH and you can read our posts or write your own on Facebook.

Screening of the film ‘Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country’  Tuesday 24 June 2014
Screening of a documentary on the Saffron Revolution against the military regime in Burma, followed by a Q&A session with one of the key authors of the film. 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Don't send Hakamada back to death row!

Our prisoner of conscience, Hakamada Iwao's freedom is hard-won, but it could be lost at any moment. After 46 years on Japan's death row, Hakamada was freed in March. He has been granted a retrial based on new DNA evidence that could prove his claims of innocence. He was the world's longest-serving death row prisoner. Prosecutors are appealing Hakamada's retrial - they want to return the frail 78-year-old to death row.

Please help urge them to drop the appeal by signing this petition:
You can find more information on his case at the bottom of that Amnesty-page or alternatively you can find additional reading in the Japan Times

Monday, 11 August 2014

A death penalty for journalism in Iran

Over the last decade, but especially following the 2009 presidential election, the Iranian authorities tightened restrictions on free speech and access to information and detained dozens of journalists and activists. Nowadays they still arrest people holding opposing views on a regular basis
You can find out more under the following Amnesty-blog.