TV and Radio

  • Human Rights Torch Relay Largely Covered in the French Media

    On August 22nd 2007 the newspaper Libération, one of the three main national newspapers in France, distributed in other French speaking countries in the world, published a three quarter page article on the occasion of the Human Rights Torch Relay that was launched in Athens on August 8th and reached Germany on August 18th. The article reveals the attempt by the Chinese regime to extinguish the Human Rights Flame in Athens and made it clear that the Greek police did not yield to the Chinese authorities’ pressure.
  • Several Turkish Media Outlets Report Falun Gong Protest

    On June 25th, Turkish Falun Gong practitioners held a large protest outside the Chinese Embassy. A number of mainstream media outlets reported the event. Several TV channels also reported the protest. The report on Kanal Turk TV was twenty minutes long, giving a detailed introduction to Falun Gong, the persecution and organ harvesting atrocities.
  • International Human Rights Lawyer David Matas Interviewed by Sound of Hope Radio

    Famous Canadian international human rights lawyer David Matas and former Canadian Secretary of State (Asia Pacific) David Kilgour validated the claim that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is harvesting organs for profit from Falun Gong practitioners in China with their independent investigation report published in July 2006. Jewish himself, David Matas compared the persecution of the Jewish people during World War II to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners when he was interviewed by Sound Of Hope Radio Station in Germany.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina’s State Television Station Airs a Forty Minute Interview with a Falun Gong Practitioner

    On May 9th, shortly before practitioners conducted activities for World Falun Gong Day, Bosnia’s state-owned television station FTV (Foederale TV) aired a forty minute interview with Igor Jancev, a practitioner from Bosnia and Herzegovina, who is the representative for the Bosnian Falun Dafa Information Centre.
  • Vatican Radio Reports Organ Harvesting from Living Falun Gong Practitioners

    “On March the 30th, at a seminar on China Affairs, two Canadian lawyers reported that doctors harvested organs in the situation of the victim being anesthetized. During or after the surgery process, the victim died. The two Canadians believed that the victims are Falun Gong practitioners. They said that because the remains are cremated, it is not possible to obtain corpses with organs harvested as evidence. The Chinese authorities refused to allow them to enter to China to conduct their investigation. From 2000 to 2005, there were 41,500 organs of unknown origin transplanted in China”
  • Radio Free Asia Reports on Lawlessness in Chinese Labour Camps

    The Masanjia forced labour camp in Liaoning Province refused to provide to Mr Zhang Zhengtong, a Chinese student studying in Germany, any information about his wife Wang Xiaoyan who has been illegally detained there. At the coming of New Year, human rights groups in Germany are concerned with the situations of Wang Xiaoyan and Jiang Renzheng and demand the Chinese Communist regime to immediately stop persecuting them.
  • Important Statement by EU Commissioner Broadcast on Radio Germany

    On January 15th, 2007, Deutsche Welle (Radio Germany) broadcast an interview with Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the European Union Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy. In the interview, Mrs. Ferrero-Waldner said, “China has to establish a suitable environment and atmosphere for human rights.” She added, “This includes many important steps. For example, China has to approve and implement the international conventions for civil and political rights.
  • Sound of Hope Special Broadcast in Austria: New Year's Greetings from Master Li Hongzhi

    "The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has attempted to eliminate the peaceful meditation practice Falun Gong for seven years. Yet, the many New Year's greetings from around the world to Mr. Li Hongzhi show that Falun Gong is alive and well and has survived the unprecedented brutal campaign of the CCP. Given the numerous New Year's greetings from non-practitioners that also came from Mainland China, the founder of Falun Gong sent a New Year's greeting not only to his students but also to all people worldwide for the first time".
  • Radio Free Asia: The board of appeal fights for the rights of Falun Gong practitioners

    In response to the detention and brutal treatment of Falun Gong practitioners, the Board of Appeals of the German Parliament has made a resolution urging the Germany Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Parliament to take effective measures to stop the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Falun Gong practitioner Jiang Renzheng was sentenced to three years in a labour camp after he was deported by the German government which underestimated the risk of Jiang’s return to China.
  • Radio Free Asia: A Husband Calls on German Society to Help Rescue his Detained Wife

    Zhang Zhentong is an international student in Germany and his wife Wang Xiaoyan is being detained in the notorious Masanjia Labour Camp where she has been subject to brutal persecution. Zhang recently obtained evidence that his wife is being persecuted and thus called upon German society and government for help to rescue her. Zhang said, "Because she still refused go to give up her belief, to force her to write a letter denouncing Falun Gong, several male guards tied her to a “Death Bed”. The authority then had a doctor to force feed her with unknown drugs which damage the neurological system."
  • France: Radio Station "French Info" Reports on the Human Organ Trade in China

    On November 28th, 2006, at a routine public hearing held at the French Premier’s office building, the French National Human Rights Advisory Committee invited the two Canadian independent investigators, David Kilgour and David Matas, to testify about the crimes of the Chinese Communist Party's trade in harvested organs.
  • Belgium: National Radio Interviews Falun Gong Practitioners Regarding Organ Harvesting by the CCP

    After Belgian Senator Patrick Van Krunkelsven performed an investigation into organ trafficking by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and drew consistent conclusions with the Matas-Kilgour investigation, the Belgian media and people from all circles have paid close attention to this issue and the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners by the CCP. On November 27th, Belgian National Radio interviewed a local Falun Gong practitioner and broadcast the interview during its popular programme “Lopende Zaken”.
  • Spain: Interview with Practitioners on Primetime National TV

    The presenter said that before the former head of the Chinese Communist Party Jiang Zemin initiated the nationwide persecution campaign in July 1999, Falun Gong practitioners had been supported and acclaimed by various government organisations. Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have been persecuted to death. Mr Carlos, a practitioner, said that this persecution is one of the largest genocidal campaigns in history.
  • Swedish National TV: Organs for Sale

    Since a while back it is known that China is selling organs taken from prisoners sentenced to death ... However, it is now claimed in a report published recently that the organs that are for sale on the internet also come from Falun Gong practitioners ... David Matas: "They are treated as, as less than human beings and the rhetoric suggests this whole evil cult propaganda that China makes it easier for people caught up in the system to kill these people without having the qualms of conscience they might have in killing others".
  • German Media Reports Falun Gong Practitioners’ Protests during Wen Jiabao’s Visit

    During Chinese leader Wen Jiabao’s visit to Germany, Falun Gong practitioners organised activities in Hamburg and Berlin to protest against the Chinese Communist regime’s human rights abuses. They called on Wen to help end the persecution of Falun Gong in China, bring the main culprits of the persecution to justice, and release the illegally detained human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Gao wrote three open letters to Chinese leaders Hu and Wen calling them to stop the brutal persecution of Falun Gong. He was secretly detained by the regime a month ago.