Sunday, 26 July 2009

Chinese hack Aussie Film Festival website

After failing to bully the Melbourne International Film Festival into withdrawing a documentary about Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer, Chinese hackers have now defaced the festival's website:

Hackers attacked the Melbourne International Film Festival website on Saturday, replacing information with the Chinese flag and leaving slogans criticising exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer, The Age newspaper reported.

Chinese directors have already withdrawn their films over the August 8 screening of the Kadeer documentary and festival director Richard Moore has accused Chinese officials of trying to bully him into pulling the documentary.

The Age reported that festival staff had been inundated with abusive emails over Moore's refusal to withdraw the film and cancel Kadeer's invitation to attend the screening.

"The language has been vile," Moore told the newspaper. "It is obviously a concerted campaign to get us because we've refused to comply with the Chinese government's demands." (1)

Not content with conquering the independent (or at least, soviet dependent) Second East Turkestan Republic, systematically supressing the culture of the minority population, flooding the region with Han settlers who are given the best jobs and all the real power and impoverishing the Uighir majority (2), they now try to stop anyone even talking about the Uighurs.

What a bunch of despicable crap heads these totalitarian bastards our esteemed trading partners are.
1 - "China hackers hit Uighur film at festival: report," unattributed articl, published by AFP, 26th of July, 2009. (
2 - As described previously on lefthandpalm:


Paul said...

Quite. And it keeps on happening. When the Auckland University student magazine, Craccum, published a Falun Gong advertisement, a bunch of Chinese students tried to take every copy. The Chinese way is to suppress any kind of dissent; and the state does not need to do the work itself, because there will always be bigoted, nationalistic individuals to do it for them.

lurgee said...

Not dissimilar to something that happened down here in Palmy back in 2006, when the student Newspaper slapped Chairman Mo's head on top of a woman's body and stuck it on the front page of their 'newspaper,' Chaff ... howls of anguish from some of the more brainwashed Chinese students. I think it was suggested Mao was akin to Jesus Christ. Which is funny in both of the usual meanings of the word, but more worrying and depressing than anything else.

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