Media Statement – Support for Rohingya

Restless Beings Rohingya Press Conference

Monday 23rd July, 2012


Brady Arts Centre

192-196 Hanbury Street  Stepney, London E1 5HU.

Restless Beings is an international human rights organisation and the leading UK charity to be championing Rohingya human rights. With over 80,000 new website hits in the last few weeks alone and a growing social media following we are determined to ensure the Rohingya voice is heard.

Since the clashes erupted at the beginning of June in Burma, the already marginalised Rohingya- said to be the ‘most persecuted community in the world’ by the UN have faced greater levels of violence at the hands of the Burmese state. The humanitarian atrocities need and deserve international press coverage to ensure that it is bought to end.

The Press Conference evening itself will focus on the human story, the lives affected by the violence and systematic killings in recent weeks, but also the deep rooted persecution that they have faced for decades before this summer.  There will also be an opportunity for more in depth analysis of the situation with audience participation.
Restless Beings will provide you with reports from on the ground, having gathered an extensive base of sources in both Burma and Bangladesh. You will have access to fresh images and audio reports, free to use for your coverage which will all be contained within a comprehensive media kit.
We will also present our media statement supported by many other organisations and will also deliver our petition to the British government, which so far has received over 10,700 signatures from over 100 countries worldwide.

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