In an effort to make reporters' work a bit easier and drawing on previous interactions with journalists writing on Falun Gong, the Falun Dafa Information Center has put together the following collection of brief articles that consolidate key statistics, third party reporting, and general clarifications that journalists typically seek when covering the Falun Gong story.
In addition to the content below and elsewhere on this website, Falun Dafa Information Center experts and a wide array of eyewitnesses and persection victims are available for interview. Please contact Levi Browde at 845-418-4870 for more information.
On July 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of State released its International Religious Freedom Report for 2013. The Falun Dafa Information Center welcomes the report and assistant secretary Tom Malinowski’s remarks regarding China’s persecution of Falun Gong at the press event.
Behind the façade of Starbucks and Apple stores lurks another “modern” China, consisting of makeshift detention centers, labor camps, and solitary confinement cells filled with hundreds of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners.
“Why did the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ban Falun Gong?” “Why does the Chinese government see Falun Gong as a threat?” This article presents several answers, examining interconnected factors and dynamics that help shed light on how this persecution befell China.
Key Statistics Related to Falun Gong.
If the rights abuses are so widespread and severe, why doesn’t Falun Gong feature in the news more often?
Over the years, the Falun Dafa Information Center has noticed a consistent and disturbing trend in international media coverage of Falun Gong. While reports on the nature of the rights abuses suffered by practitioners have become increasingly precise and based on informed sources, labels used to refer to the practice itself remain grossly inaccurate, often involving derogatory terms such as “sect” or “cult” that originate in Chinese Communist Party propaganda.
Over the past decade, a wide range of international human rights groups, Chinese lawyers, former prisoners of conscience imprisoned with practitioners, United Nations Rapporteurs, and U.S. government reports have documented and recounted the systematic rights abuses – including torture and deaths in custody - suffered by those who practice Falun Gong in China. Below is a small sample of such statements for your reference with corresponding links to other pages on this site that include more extensive compilations.