Friday, August 29, 2008

2008 GAHRFS Closing Exercise

Closing Remarks of Chairman Kwang Jang Yoon (518 Chairman):

Please give big hands to all participants who have successfully completed the 2008 Gwangju Asian Human Rights Folk School. Thank you very much.

We regret that we could not have more time to share our experiences and knowledge. Also, despite of hot weather we hope that you can bring with you the beautiful memories and knowledge which you learned from the folk school program.

We had a very valuable time to share the information about the Democratic Movements here in Korea including the May 18 Gwangju Democratic Uprising, Civil Society activities in Asia for last 2 weeks. We now know and understand similarities and recognize our differences. Moreover, we have proposed and discussed various contents and methods for democracy and the development of Human Rights.

We, at the May 18 Memorial Foundation, will try to contribute more and more for the frequent exchange and further cooperation. To do so, we expect all of you will play a significant role on this initiative.

Finally, we hope that your trip to Yul-po beach tomorrow will be another wonderful experience.

I congratulate you all graduates of the 2008 Gwangju Asian Human Rights Folk School.

Also, we would like to express our appreciation to all the lecturers and staff who work hard for the successful conduct of the folk school.


Free Tibit Art exhibition is on going in Photo Gallery Exhibition Hall at May 18 Park, Gwangju, South Korea in title on “TIBET BELONGS TO TIBETAN!!” from August 23 to September 22, 2008.

Organized by: Art Space Kang/ The Korean People’s Artists Association, Seoul/ Pusan Branch.

Sponsored by: Memorial Foundation for Pusan Democratization Movement/ The Friends of Tibet/ The Korean People’s Artists Federation, Pusan Branch.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

2008 Participants of the GAHRFS

Junior Participants

Jiranan Hanthamrongwit Foundation for Community Educational Media

Ti Hooi Neow - DEMA

Bhawana Bhatta - Youth Action Nepal

Janet B. Macailing Workers Assistance Center, Inc.

Kuy Rumduol Youth for Peace

Kong Keo Sokunthea CCIM - Cambodia Center for Independent Media

GBK Ritasari - The May 18 Memorial Foundation

Nai-Wei Cheng The Memorial Foundation of 228


(The Indonesian Human Rights Monitor)

Niabdulghafar Tohming - Asian Resource Foundation

Paudyal Mahesh National Human Rights Commission

Thet Din - The May 18 Memorial Foundation

Middle Manager

Dhiah Hartini Voice of Human Rights News Centre

Meng Jiuan Chen - Taiwan Tati Cultural and Educational Foundation

Muhammad Imran Afridi - FRSO

Prashant Singh - PVCHR

Vince Aureflor Cinches - CVFDC

Md. Sazzad Hussain - Odhikar

Kshetrimayum Onil - Reachout

Mohammad Nasir Karimi - UNAMA

Pitttiya Gedara Chameera Eroshana Perera - AFMD

Senior Participants

IGM Asela Bandara - CJPHDHR Secretariate

Jessica Amon - CO Multiversity

Ataur Rahman - BMSF

Rowena Legaspi - CLRDCI