Wikinews:Project Forbes Global CEO Conference in Sydney
The 5th Annual Forbes Global CEO Conference will be at the Sydney Opera House, starting Tuesday August 30th. Global justice and peace groups have been organising a mobilisation for a number of months, and thousands of protestors are expected.
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The Conference edit
From the official Forbes Global CEO Conference webpage:
- At the fifth annual Forbes Global CEO Conference, senior figures from the world's leading companies and institutions will discuss the best ways to nurture and capitalize on innovation and reveal the latest global trends.
- Where better to discuss staying ahead than in Australia - home to the first major financial market to open each day, to excellence in biotechnology and information and telecommunications innovation, and to world-leading players in environmental sciences and renewable energy. Join us at Sydney's spectacular Opera House for an inspiring look at the future.
- Date: August 30 - September 1, 2005
- Location: Sydney Opera House
The Protest edit
Global Justice and peace groups are organising a protest on the Opera House forecourt, or as close as the police will allow.
From the Peacebus.com 30A page
- The 30A mobilisation will be a mass expression of citizen concern about the escalation of globalisation of corproate greed and paralellel prolieration of war and poverty, the piracy of public assets, the pillage of natural resouces, the decline in government service and the rise of incarceration and torture.
- It will gather and bear witness for peace, justice and the Earth on the forecourt while Steve Forbes gathers 300 of the world's top war profiteers and masters of corporate greed for a Global CEO Conference.
Wikinews coverage edit
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Photos and eyewitness reports edit
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Original reporting edit
Please put your name here if you are able to physically attend the conference or protest, and provide original reporting.
- Borofkin 05:02, 23 August 2005 (UTC)
Please put your name here if you are going to help out with other aspects of reporting this event, such as writing articles based on news sources, adding background information to articles, etc. As with all such wiki-lists, putting your name here doesn't mean you are obliged to actually do anything.
- NGerda - Looking forward to it and helping out in any way I can! (Time difference may be a hindering factor, however). My specialties are in compiling sources and summarizing and quoting them, and in image enhancement and modification (panoramas, perhaps). We might also do an audio report for Wikinews:Audio Wikinews/Wikinews World Report. :)
This is a list of articles produced so far by this project. You may edit these articles, or start a new one using the "Start a new article" box on the main page.
- August 23: Thousands expected to protest at CEO conference in Sydney
- August 24: Australian governments to partially fund Forbes conference
- August 25: Protestors want 'carnival not confrontation' at Forbes conference
- August 25: George Bush Snr will attend Sydney CEO conference
- August 29: George H. W. Bush attendence at CEO conference reported to be hoax
- August 29: Sydney protestors reach agreement with police
- August 29: Sydney prepares for Forbes Conference and 30A protest
Comments and discussion edit
It seems to me that this sort of event is perfect for original reporting. There is no investigation or analysis required, you just need to go along, take pictures, and write down what you see. - Borofkin 06:18, 23 August 2005 (UTC)