Alphabet Inc. AGM |Drop Google Dragonfly
TIBETAN, UYGHUR AND CHINESE ACTIVISTS URGE GOOGLE: “RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS, DON’T DO CHINA’S DIRTY WORK”
LIVE ONLINE BRIEFING CONCERNING GOOGLE DRAGONFLY – THE CENSORED CHINA SEARCH ENGINE – AND THE COMPANY’S COMPLICITY IN CHINA’S HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES, TO BE HELD DAYS BEFORE SHAREHOLDERS’ MEETING
To date the coalition of activists, representing those directly affected by the implementation of Project Dragonfly, have delivered four letters to Google management raising their concerns. There has been no acknowledgement or response to these letters.
WHAT: Online media briefing on the human rights implications of Google’s Project Dragonfly, the Alphabet shareholder resolution and campaign actions taking place to coincide with Alphabet’s AGM on Wednesday 19 June.
WHEN: Monday, 17 June 2019 at 7:00 AM PDT / 10:00 EST / 15:00 BST / 16:00 CET / 22:00 CST
WHERE: The live briefing will be held via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/834747159
PANEL: (See Speaker Biographies below)
– Shahrazad Ghayrat, Project Officer, World Uyghur Congress
– Lhadon Tethong, Executive Director, Tibet Action Institute
– Dr Teng Biao, Chinese Human Rights Lawyer and Activist
– Sondhya Gupta, Senior Campaigner, SumOfUs
Q&A: If you wish to ask a question to the panel please either join the live briefing – see link above – or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information and media requests, please contact:
John Jones, Free Tibet | +44 (0)207 324 4605 | email@example.com,
Mandie McKeown, International Tibet Network | +44 (0)7748 158 618 | firstname.lastname@example.org,
Sondhya Gupta, SumOfUs | +44 (0)781 118 6937 | email@example.com
Dr. Teng Biao is a Chinese human rights lawyer and scholar. One of the earliest promoters of the Rights Defense Movement in China, he co-founded two human rights NGOs – the Open Constitution Initiative and China Against the Death Penalty. He is currently a visiting fellow at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, New York University.
Lhadon Tethong is Director at Tibet Action Institute where she leads a team of technologists and rights advocates in developing and advancing open-source communication technologies, nonviolent strategies and training programs for Tibetans and others facing human rights abuses. www.tibetaction.net
Sondhya Gupta is campaigns manager at consumer group SumOfUs, a global community of millions dedicated to stopping big corporations behaving badly. We use our power as consumers, workers and investors to hold the biggest companies in the world to account. www.sumofus.org
Shahrezad Ghayrat is the project assistant of the World Uyghur Congress, an organization representing the collective interests of the Uyghur population living in East Turkistan and abroad. Shahrezad was born in East Turkistan but migrated to Australia with her family a decade ago and since then she has been an Uyghur human rights advocate.
Moderator: John Jones is the Campaigns and Advocacy Manager for Free Tibet. The organisation was established in 1987 with the vision of a Tibet where Tibetans are able to determine their own future and the human rights of all living there are respected. www.freetibet.org
1. Alphabet Inc. became the parent company of Google in 2015. Alphabet’s AGM will take place on Wednesday 19 June in Sunnyvale, California.
2. SumOfUs shareholder resolution can be read at https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1652044/000130817919000205/lgoog2019_def14a.htm#lgooga069