READING THE NAURU FILES
From 9 am Nauru Time on 19 July until 9 am on 20 July 2019 (time zones vary), people from around the world will read the leaked reports contained within The Nauru Files as part of a 24-hour networked performance live streamed on this Facebook event page:
The Nauru Files are leaked reports from staff (Save the Children teachers, caseworkers, recreational staff and some may have been written by security) relating to abuses, self-harm, and neglect of refugees, including children, who have been detained for 6 years and indefinitely by the Australian Government. Refugees and people seeking asylum who tried to reach Australia by boat on or after the 19th of July 2013 were deported by the Australian government to camps on Nauru and Manus Islands (3-4.500km away from Australia). Currently, 12 people have died and mental health has reached alarming and catastrophic levels on both prison-islands.
This networked performance commemorates 6 years to the day of the “indefinite detention” of people who attempted to arrive by boat to Australia since the 19th of July 2013 and have been sent into “offshore processing centres” on Nauru and Manus islands.
By reading this document we hope to urge the Australian politicians to:
- Close the camps
- Bring people to Australia to be processed fairly and swiftly
- Speak to and about refugees and people seeking asylum with respect and humanity, respecting the Rule of Law, the International Human Rights Chart, the 1951 International Refugee Convention & 1967 Protocol.
This networked performance builds on previous Reading the Nauru Files networked performances, which were:
- A 24h networked performance live on Facebook with 50 people from around the world on the 19 July 2018 commemorating 5 years of "indefinite detention" https://www.facebook.com/events/281177502625005 and http://suzonfuks.net/reading-nauru-files-2018
An 18h networked performance live on Facebook by James Cunningham and Suzon Fuks on 19 July 2017 commemorating 4 years of “indefinite detention” http://suzonfuks.net/reading-nauru-files-2017
The Nauru Files were first published publicly by the Guardian and are available online https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/nauru-files
This 24-hour event will begin at 9am Nauru time, on 19 July and end at 9am on 20 July 2019. As this is a networked online reading, the start times and dates vary depending on your time zone. Please find the start times and dates in some selected time zones below. You can also use this online time zone converter please this online time zone converter: http://bit.ly/32j4lDW
Your attendance and support would be greatly appreciated.
During the event, we will be using the hashtag #NauruFilesLive
START DATES IN SOME TIME ZONES ON THE 19th OF JULY:
- Nauru Time, NRT (UTC + 12) - Thu, 19 Jul 2018 @ 09:00
- Brisbane, Australia AEST (UTC + 10) - Thu, 19 Jul 2018 @ 07:00
- Moscow, Russia MSK (UTC +3) - Thu, 19 Jul 2018 @ 00:00
- Tokyo, Japan JST (UTC + 9) - Thu, 19 Jul 2018 @ 06:00
- Beijing, China CST (UTC + 8) - Thu, 19 Jul 2018 @ 05:00
START DATES IN SOME TIME ZONES ON THE 18th OF JULY:
- Los Angeles, USA PDT (UTC – 7) - Wed, 18 Jul 2018 @ 14:00
- Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) - Wed, 18 Jul 2018 @ 21:00
- New York, USA EDT (UTC - 4) - Wed, 18 Jul 2018 @ 17:00
- London, UK BST (UTC + 1) - Wed, 18 Jul 2018 @ 22:00
- Paris, France CEST (UTC +2) - Wed, 18 Jul 2018 @ 23:00