香港《星島日報》今日刊載讀者來信，披露在近日英、法等國表現活躍、極力支援“藏獨”分子，阻撓奧運聖火順利傳遞的（以”非政府組織”面目形式存在的知名”右翼組織”）“無國界記者（Reporters Without Borders）”的背景。
這些示威者，屬於“無國界記者（（Reporters Without Borders））”。站到劉淇背後的，是該組織創辦人和秘書長梅納德(Robert Menard)。他警告，火炬每傳送一公里，將會出現問題，並且聲言會來香港搞事，事件引起世人對“無國界記者（Reporters Without Borders）”這個組織的關注。
來信指出，“無國界記者（Reporters Without Borders）”近年在香港的活動開始升溫。該組織於１９８５年于法國成立，最初只是一個另類新聞機構，其後內部分裂，剩下來的梅納德於本世紀把它轉化爲一個“保障新聞自由”的組織，並出任秘書長。
根據谷哥(Google)等資料來源，“無國界記者（Reporters Without Borders）”聲稱獨立，堅稱沒有收取任何國家的贊助，它的鉅額收入來自銷售圖片和書籍，但於２００５年，在不容否認的證據之前，梅納德終於被逼承認他收了美國的金錢，但認爲“這完全沒有問題”。之後，在“無國界記者（Reporters Without Borders）”網頁上，索性公開承認接受了美國、法國和一些西方國家的贊助，其中包括美國“國家民主基金”(National Endowment for Democracy, NED)、“索羅斯基金會”(Soros Foundation)和“自由古巴中心”(Free Cuba Center)。後者是美國秘密顛覆古巴的機構，直接由“美國國際發展事務處”(U.S. Agency for International Development，簡稱USAID)贊助。
來信還揭示該組織在既往一些活動中的真面目。“無國界記者”過去曾發表輿論反古巴。之後美國與尼加拉瓜及委內瑞拉、海地等政權對抗，“無國界記 者”亦步亦趨，有批評指該組織對美國國內，以及美國盟友的反記者行爲卻視而不見。其中一例是在伊拉克有美國坦克奉命向記者居住的酒店開火，殺死了西班牙記 者一事上的表現，死者家屬更要求其道歉。今年三月，聯合國教科文組織(UNESCO)就已經高調斷絕了對它所舉辦的“有線自由表達日”的支援。
來信最後說，加拿大智庫“全球研究”(Global Research)去年八月以大量證據證明，國際上幾乎所有藏獨組織，長期都是由美國“國家民主基金（NED）”所資助。包括“西藏基金會”(the Tibet fund)、“西藏訊息網路”(Tibet Information Network)、“西藏文藝協會”(Tibetan Literary Society)、“西藏評論”(Tibetan Review)、“西藏婦女協會”(Tibetan Women’s Association)、Gu-Gu-Sum Movement of Tibet、Longsho Youth Movement of Tibet等等。“國際西藏運動”(International Campaign for Tibet)不單由NED資助，其理事會中，還包括數名前美國國務院助理國務卿，和前“美國國際發展事務處”官員。而“西藏之音”(Voice of Tibet)短波電臺，更是由NED（國家民主基金）設立的，以上的背景，相信有助對“無國界記者”的理解。
By Gary Wilson
Published Mar 27, 2008 8:53 PM
Can there be any doubt that the U.S. government is behind the attacks on China targeting the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing?
The events that unfolded at the lighting of the Olympic flame March 24 in Greece were most revealing. A protest briefly disrupted the ceremonies. The news reports all said that the protest was about Tibet.
Three protesters were arrested, but then immediately released. None were Tibetan.
The three French men, it turns out, are all from a notorious right-wing organization that’s funded by the governments of France and the United States as well as some of the richest capitalists in the world. They all are employees of the outfit called Reporters Without Borders.
Based in France, the group gets funding from the U.S. government’s National Endowment for Democracy as well as the Soros Foundation and the Center for a Free Cuba. U.S. State Department Special Envoy Otto Reich is a trustee of the Center. He was also the lawyer for the Bacardi liquor dynasty that was kicked out of Cuba, along with the hated dictator Fulgencio Batista. The president of the Center is Frank Calzón, a former leader of the terrorist organization Cuban American National Foundation.
Reporters Without Borders unmasked
“Reporters Without Borders Unmasked” is the title of a report by Diana Barahona on Counterpunch.org. RWB has an “obsession” with Cuba, which Barahona says can be directly traced to its funding. What may not be obvious is that the Center for a Free Cuba is a front organization for U.S. covert operations against Cuba. It is completely funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, an agency that has long fronted for U.S. covert operations.
RWB does not just target Cuba, though Cuba has been its primary target for many years—the Cuban press generally refers to RWB as an ultra-reactionary organization with ties to counterrevolutionary terrorists. At the time of the U.S. contra war against the Sandinista government, the RWB carried on operations against Nicaragua.
Today it also has operations targeting Venezuela, Bolivia, Iran, People’s Korea, and the Palestinians, according to a report by French journalist Salim Lamrani. (“The deceit of Reporters Without Borders,” ZNet.com)
RWB was merely fulfilling its contract with the U.S. government when it carried out the little disruption of the Olympic Games opening ceremony. It got maximum publicity in the compliant U.S. media for its anti-China message.
NED）: CIA of the 21st century（美國國家民主基金會：21世紀的中情局）
The shadowy hand of the National Endowment for Democracy can be found in many of the anti-China reports over the last few weeks.
The NED is a U.S. government agency that does in the post-Cold War era much of what the CIA had been doing during the U.S. counter-revolutionary operations against the Soviet Union. In fact, that’s almost exactly how its role was described by the NED’s first acting president, Allen Weinstein, who said, “A lot of what we [the NED] do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA.” (Washington Post, Sept. 22, 1991)
In the U.S., little is known about the NED except for its public relations handouts. The big business-controlled press usually just repeats what’s in those handouts.
Australian writer Michael Barker, in a report last Aug. 13 published by Canada-based Global Research, detailed at that time the rise of groups aimed at breaking Tibet away from China, all of which were NED-funded.
The International Campaign for Tibet, for example, not only is funded by the NED but also has a board of directors that includes several former assistant secretaries of the U.S. State Department and former U.S. AID officials.
The Tibet Fund is another NED payee, as is the Tibet Information Network and the Tibetan Literary Society, Barker reports. Also getting funds from the NED is the Tibetan Review Trust Society, which publishes the English-only Tibetan Review magazine. Finally, Barker says, the NED also set up the Voice of Tibet short-wave radio station.
About 38 percent of the U.S. government’s nonmilitary China-related programs are allocated through the NED. According to the NED’s Web site, other recipients of its China funds include the Gu-Chu-Sum Movement of Tibet, the Tibetan Women’s Association and the Longsho Youth Movement of Tibet.
All this raises more questions than answers about what is now happening in China. Many events that are reported to be about Tibet focus on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Like the disruption of the Olympic torch lighting in Greece, the commentators quoted most frequently in the U.S. media are not Tibetans; most are from the U.S. and say they are speaking for the Tibetans.
The anti-Olympics campaign is clearly based in Washington, not Tibet.
In China, economic advances have been made in Tibet. The current leaders of People’s China have chosen what they call the market road to socialism. They attribute their great economic boom to this policy. But capitalist market relations by their very character breed inequality and promote divisions among peoples, breaking down the bonds of socialist solidarity. Nevertheless, China still retains strong traditions and political, social and economic institutions based on its great revolutionary past.
The question is to what extent rising inequalities may have facilitated the imperialist campaign against China now focused on Tibet.