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ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALIST STOPS PLANS TO DAM CHINA'S LAST UNTAMED RIVER
Award-winning Activism Keeps Angry River Running Wild
WASHINGTON, DC, October 11, 2004 --/WORLD-WIRE/-- Wang Yongchen, a reporter and producer for China National Radio and founder of Green Earth Volunteers, will speak at the Wilson Center's China Environmental Forum on Tuesday, October 12 at 9:00 a.m. Yongchen will talk about her efforts to expose the potential environmental damage from the government's proposal to dam China's last wild river.
Yongchen coordinated a massive campaign that has halted construction of 13 dams on the Nu ("Angry") River. For her work, she won the Conde Nast Traveler Environmental Award, a prize of $20,000 given to individuals for extraordinary efforts to protect the environment.
**Webcast LIVE at www.wilsoncenter.org**
What: NGO Activism to Halt Dams on the Angry River
Who: Wang Yongchen, reporter and producer, China National Radio and founder of Green Earth Volunteers
When: Tuesday, October 12, 2004, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium. The Wilson Center is located in the Ronald Reagan Building at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. The Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue.
Media planning to cover the event should contact Sharon McCarter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 691-4016.