Frontpage          About the organisation          Support us          Contact us     









News Archive 2018
News Archive 2017
News Archive 2016
News Archive 2015
News Archive 2014
News Archive 2013
News Archive 2012
News Archive 2011
News Archive 2010
News Archive 2009
News Archive 2008
News Archive 2007




This is how it feels to take part in Crans Montana
"I feel like I have been on a hybrid between the Roskilde Festival, a survival trip and Dancing with the Stars". Paid by the organisers, a Danish journalist travelled to occupied Western Sahara on business class for the 2015 edition of the controversial Crans Montana Forum.
Published: 18.02 - 2016 21:45Printer version    
The Danish daily Information on 9 april 2015 published a beautifully written reportage on how their reporter experienced the participation in the Crans Montana Forum in occupied Western Sahara in 2015.

The story takes the reader through the bizarre experience of travelling to the occupied territory - on business class. It also presents the logistics, the security, the statement of the King and of organiser Jean-Claude Carteron.

It also interviews the Danish researcher Kristoffer Nilaus Tarp from the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), who participated in the event, but only days before the conference realised that it did not in fact take place in Morocco, but in Western Sahara.

"I thought there would be professional substance. But with a few exceptions, it was a waste of time”, Kristoffer Nilaus Tarp told the journalist. He qualified the conference "one of the most bizarre experiences" he had ever had.

"After talking for three minutes, I was rushed off stage, before they began handing out awards to all sorts of dubious personalities. It just made it even more clear that it was simply a political statement and nothing else. It dawned on me that the absurd spectacle that I had become a part of, was just about that Morocco is trying to buy itself goodwill”, Tarp wrote. A must read!



    

Top




EN  NO EN ES FR

Since 1975, three quarters of the territory of Western Sahara has been occupied by Morocco. A majority of the population is still living in refugee camps in Algeria. Those who remained in their homeland are subjected to serious harassment from the Moroccan occupiers. For more than 40 years the Sahrawis have been waiting for the fullfilment of their legitimate right to self-determination.

Give a donation!
Support the Support Committee. Help us work for the Sahrawi people's struggle for self-determination. Give a donation here.



Støttekomiteen for Vest-Sahara, , - :
Bank: Kontonr 9857.05.48999 - Org.no: 987 378 352 -