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Melbourne Film Fest website hacked over Kadeer doc

Chinese hackers took over the Melbourne International Film Festival site to replace the fest's content with the Chinese flag and anti-Kadeer slogans, in response to a planned screening of a documentary about Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer. This follows a visit by Chinese officials with Richard Moore, head of the Melbourne International Film Festival, pressuring Moore to drop the film Ten Conditions of Love, by Australian documentary-maker Jeff Daniels, and revoke Kadeer's invite to the screening.
July 27, 2009

Chinese hackers took over the Melbourne International Film Festival site to replace the fest’s content with the Chinese flag and anti-Kadeer slogans, in response to a planned screening of a documentary about Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer. This follows a visit by Chinese officials with Richard Moore, head of the Melbourne International Film Festival, pressuring Moore to drop the film Ten Conditions of Love, by Australian documentary-maker Jeff Daniels, and revoke Kadeer’s invite to the screening.

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