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挪威香港文化協會正與在瑞典和丹麥一起組織香港代表團訪問北歐，為期一週。代表團訪問北歐目的是建立網絡並呼籲北歐政府和國會採取行動支持香港運動。 代表團由立法會議員，抗爭人士，民間新聞發布會的代表和香港的攝影記者參加。 代表團行程將於2月25日在哥本哈根開始，然後是到奧斯陸，並於3月3日在斯德哥爾摩結束。
挪威香港文化協會（挪威語：Hongkongkomiteen i Norge）是一個獨立的志願組織，沒有從屬任何政黨政治派別，其宗旨是為呼應香港維持基本人權。 它於2019年8月在挪威正式成立。截止到今天，我們已有4位主要幹事和90多名會員。
挪威香港文化協會與其他組織的合作，我們相信，大家彼此站在一起，我們會更強大。 自2019年7月以來，我們與國會議員，學者，非政府組織舉行了會議。 挪威的各種媒體（包括報紙，國家廣播電台和基於互聯網的媒體）也對我們所做的工作做了報導。 我們還與挪威西藏委員會，挪威維吾爾族委員會以及挪威的許多越南和台灣朋友保持著密切的合作關係。今年我們將與瑞典，丹麥和芬蘭的志同道合者進行信息交流，壯大北歐集體遊說力量，並繼續加強北歐國家之間的合作。
Scandinavian countries (i.e. Norway, Sweden, Denmark) have a long tradition of democracy and enjoy high human rights standard. We believe that Scandinavian countries can do more, though they have been relatively quiet about the current conflicts in China, including the Hong Kong situation, as well as practising self-censorship against China.
Hong Kong Committee in Norway is co-organising a 1-week delegation tour in Scandinavia together with our friends in Sweden and Denmark. The aim of the delegation tour is to build network and call for actions to support the Hong Kong movement in Scandinavia. The delegation tour will be taken part by members of the Legislative Council, activists, a representative from the Citizens’ Press Conference, and a photojournalist from Hong Kong. The delegation tour will start on 25th February in Copenhagen, followed by Oslo, and finish in Stockholm on 3rd March.
In Oslo, the delegation will be able to meet members of the Parliament, representatives from the municipalities, youth parties, media, academics, and NGOs. They are also invited to give seminars and participate in open panel discussions. The delegation is invited to launch a 2-week Journalist Photo Exhibition about the Hong Kong protests in 2019 with the title ‘Battleground for Freedom and Democracy’.
We are planning to hold a similar Journalist Photo Exhibition in Bergen, Norway's second largest city. The exhibition will last for at least 2 weeks. The proposed dates are in March-May. We have been in contact with various venues in Bergen.
We need funds to organise a worthwile delegation and journalist photo exhibitions in Norway. Our aim is to raise HKD 70,000 (around 80,000 Norwegian kroners NOK, donation currency would be Hong Kong Dollars - HKD). Any remaining funds will go to 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund and/or Spark Alliance, a non-profit fund devoted to helping arrested protesters and activists.
Your donation will be used in:
Delegation tour in Oslo:
- Refreshment/food for arrangements, including the breakfast meeting, joint lunch at the Norwegian Parliament, meeting with youth parties, and joint/thankyou dinner on Friday 28 february 2020 (around NOK 17,000).
- Hiring photographers (around NOK 5,000)
- Stand with Hong Kong T-shirts as gifts to event co-organisers and speakers from Norway (around NOK 2,000)
Journalist Photo Exhibition in Oslo and Bergen:
- Deposit of the venue in Oslo (NOK 4,000)
- Printing and installation of exhibition materials (around NOK 23,000)
- Refreshment for vernissage/opening and seminar (around NOK 4,000)
- Renting vehicles for transportation and logistics, courier fee for photos (around NOK 10,000)
- Meals and team T-shirts for volunteers (around NOK 4,000)
- Promotion of the exhibition - mainly posters, leaflets and Facebook advertisement, and a guestbook (around NOK 6,000)
Miscellaneous (around NOK 5,000)
About Hong Kong Committee in Norway
Hong Kong Committee in Norway (Norwegian: Hongkongkomiteen i Norge) is an independent voluntary organisation, without any party politics affiliation, aiming at solidarity work for the fight of basic human rights in Hong Kong. It was founded officially in Norway in August 2019. As per today we have 4 board members and over 90 members.
Hong Kong Committee in Norway encourages collaboration with other organisations as we believe via standing with each other are we stronger. Since July 2019, we have had meetings with members of the Parliament, academics, NGOs. We have also been interveiwed by various Norwegian media, including newspapers, national radio broadcast, and internet-based media. We have also had close coorperations with the Norwegian Tibet Committee, the Norwegian Uyghur Committee, as well as many Vietnamese and Taiwanese friends in Norway. In 2020 we will cooperate with like-minded people in Sweden, Denmark and Finland for information exchange and continue to enhance collaborations among Nordic countries.