Alternative Closing Awards Ceremony
These Olympic Games will be forever linked to China’s human rights abuses. As Beijing 2022 comes to a close, join with Tibetan, Uyghur, Hong Kong, and Chinese activists for special award Ceremony to dishonour the sport-washing of China’s genocide and extreme human rights abuses.
#I WILL NOT WATCH – Actions you can take during the games
1. Take the #Iwillnotwatch pledge
We know Australian’s love their sport, but in solidarity with communities facing genocide and oppression at the hands of China take the #iwillnotwatch pledge and turn off the Channel 7 broadcast of the games.
1. Commit to your personal pledge.
2. Change your profile picture on facebook or other social media channels (Click here to view #Iwillnotwatch profile pic. Right-click on the image and choose Save image as… to download)
3. Post about your pledge and why you have taken it.
Some suggested wording: #China is using the #olympics to sportswash their crimes. They should’ve never been allowed to host! In solidarity with communities facing genocide and oppression at the hands of China I WILL NOT BE WATCHING. #Iwillnotwatch #Beijing2022 #nobeijing2022
4. Let Channel 7 know you won’t be watching.
Some suggested wording: @channel7 I will not be watching your broadcast of #Beijing2022. Your coverage is complicit in #China’s use of the #olympics to sportswash their #humanrights abuses. In solidarity with communities facing genocide and oppression at the hands of China #Iwillnotwatch #nobeijing2022
2. Tune in to our alternative program of films, music and more
ATC, together with Tibet support groups around the world, have put together the Iwillnotwatch.org website to provide people with an alternative to watching the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Launching on 4 February, Iwillnotwatch.org will feature a selection of films, documentaries, music videos, books and podcasts that people can watch/read/listen to instead of watching the Winter Olympics.
It will be a great place for supporters to learn about Tibet, Hong Kong, East Turkestan and Taiwan; and support their artists by consuming their content over watching the Winter Olympics.