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AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award On the Line
2017-01-22
  • AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    Ms.Mary Aileen Bacalso, the secretary general of AFAD (right) receives award from President Tsai Ing-wen (left) (Photo by Taiwan Democracy Foundation)
  • AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    AFAD poster (Photo taken from AFAD website)
  • AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    Odhikar-a Bangladesh human rights group, International Week of the Disappeared (Photos by Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances)
  • AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    Ms.Mary Aileen Bacalso, the secretary general of AFAD (middle) and President Tsai Ing-wen (left) (Photo by Taiwan Democracy Foundation)

The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances or AFAD was awarded the Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award in 2016. AFAD is an international human rights organization dedicated to the goal of stopping forced disappearances in Asia. It was founded in June 1998 in Manila, Philippines.

 

Ms.Mary Aileen Bacalso, the secretary general of AFAD said the winning of the award will amplify their efforts and gains here in Asia especially coming from Taiwan which had a common experience of forced disappearances by the government before the lifting of the martial law in July 1987.

 

Ms.Bacalso added that the award is a noble expression of friendship and solidarity and dedicated the award to all the disappeared in Asia and the rest of the world.

 

For more information about AFAD, please visit http://www.afad-online.org/

 

 

 

 

Turkish representative Ismet Erikan promotes cultural diplomacy in Taiwan

Turkish representative Ismet Erikan promotes cultural diplomacy in Taiwan

Turkish representative Ismet Erikan promotes cultural diplomacy in Taiwan

2016-10-16 01:00:00

Turkish representative, Ambassador Ismet Erikan has been actively promoting Turkey to Taiwanese. He said October is a Turkish month filled with many Turkish cultural activities. Ambassador Ismet Erikan said the launching of the direct flight between Taipei and Istanbul opens a window of opportunity for both Taiwanese and Turkish. He hopes the cargo flight will be filled with merchandise from Turkey to Taiwan one day.

 

Ambassador Ismet Erikan is a seasoned diplomat and he has been promoting cultural exchanges by helping Turkish artists hold exhibitions in Taiwan. He said cultural diplomacy touches the heart of the people and he vows to go to one university to lecture on Turkey in Taiwan. He even goes to elementary and middle schools to promote his country.

 

You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-r0NJ5XuUs

 

 

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Ismet Erikan encourages Taiwanese to visit Turkey

Ismet Erikan encourages Taiwanese to visit Turkey

Ismet Erikan encourages Taiwanese to visit Turkey

2016-10-09 01:00:00

Turkish representative Ambassador Ismet Erikan said Turkey is just as safe as any other major countries in Europe despite the fact Turkey is still placed under the state of emergency citing that the state of emergency applies more to the government rather than to the public. He said any Taiwanese whom he met that has been to Turkey after the attempted military coup said Turkey is a safe travel destination.

 

The Turkish representative said Taiwanese can apply the Turkish visa on line without having to pay any fee. He jokingly added that one day at a seminar when he mentioned the whole process could be completed within three minutes, a Taiwanese lady corrected him by saying it took her only two minutes.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-r0NJ5XuUs

 

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Prof.Dana Arieli, Israeli photographer and historian hopes to capture Taiwan through the lens

Prof.Dana Arieli, Israeli photographer and historian hopes to capture Taiwan through the lens

Prof.Dana Arieli, Israeli photographer and historian hopes to capture Taiwan through the lens

2016-10-02 01:00:00

The exhibition of Country Focus at Taiwan Designers’ Week 2016 houses a collection of 42 works from Israel in collaboration with Holon Institute of Technology. Professor Dana Arieli, a professor at H.I.T Holon Institute of Technology is in Taiwan to attend the event. She was Dean of Design Faculty at H.I.T Holon Institute of Technology between 2004-2012 and once served as the head of History and Theory Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Her research deals with interrelations between Art and Politics in both totalitarian and democratic systems. She said when there is an oppression, there is no autonomy in art. She has published a few books and one of them is The Nazi Phantom: A Journey after the Third Reich

 

For more information on High Contrast at Taiwan Designers’ Week 2016.

http://www.highcontrast-hit.com/ 

Fore more about Prof.Dana Arieli,

http://danaarieli.com/

 

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