Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Statement on Aboriginal Autonomy Act

In Taiwan, a coalition of Aboriginal groups held a press conference to protest against the Executive Yuan's draft act on Aboriginal Autonomy (原住民族自治法草案). The KMT government is determined to push this flawed act through the legislature this session the same way the Conservatives pushed their flawed act through Parliament tonight. Thanks to the work of your executive, and especially So* Chenghian (蘇正玄), we were able to issue a statement supporting the opposition to the draft act in Taiwan on the same day. It is attached along with links to news reports of their press conference.

English news report - http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2011/12/06/2003520055
Chinese news report -"原住民自治團體抗議政院版是假"原住民自治法" http://phoenet.tw/Newsletter/Comment.aspx?Iinfo=5&iNumber=3246

THRAC Statement on Aboriginal Autonomy Act - Chinese

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Legislator's Suit Against Media Threatens Freedom of Press

On October 30, 2011, THRAC issued the following statement regarding Hsieh Kuo-liang's lawsuit against Newtalk Internet News reporter Lin Chao-yi (林朝億) and Newtalk Chairman Su Tzen-ping (蘇正平). 

English Statement Oct2011 Letterhead.pdf

Chinese Oct2011 on letterhead 2.pdf

Recent statements and website updates

On October 29, the THRAC exec team held a meeting and prepared the statement "Legislator's Suit Against Media Threatens Freedom of Press" (對台灣立委控告媒體、打壓新聞自由的聲明) which was released on October 30. Full copies of the statement in both English and Mandarin can be found on the new "Recent Activities" page.

THRAC executive meeting, Oct 29, 2011.
Our site is undergoing several updates over the coming months heading into our next annual meeting. If you have any feedback, please send comments and report issues to thracanada@gmail.com. Thanks!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hello, world.

The Taiwanese Human Rights Association of Canada is entering the digital world with our website!
It is currently under construction, but stay tuned for updates.
For more information, or if you have any suggestions for our website,
please contact thracanada@gmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by,

Austin Yan
THRAC, Vice-President