Honour For Aung San Suu Kyi

EXHIBITION : U2

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At the last of three Dublin U2 concerts, Bono announces that imprisoned Burmese oppostion leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to be the new Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience. 

  • Title
    U2 Play Last of 3 Gigs in Dublin
  • 1st Broadcast
    27/07/2009
  • Contributor
    Sharon Tobin (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:51
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Honour For Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Extended description

    U2 play the last of three homecoming concerts at Croke Park in Dublin. People walking out on stage with Aung San Suu Kyi masks.

    Bono on stage announces that Aung San Suu Kyi is to be the new Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience. Colm O'Gorman of Amnesty International explains the significance of the honour.

    Reporter Sharon Tobin holds a face mask of Aung San Suu Kyi and explains how U2 have been giving these masks out on their world tour and asking fans to wear them when U2 play the song 'Walk On' which was written for her.

    U2 performing 'Walk On' at Croke Park.

    Note: The U2 performance was shot by U2 cameras and permission given for inclusion in the RTÉ News report.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on the annoucement that Aung San Suu Kyi is the new Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience. U2's Bono made the announcement on the band's final concert of three at Croke Park in Dublin.

  • Local keywords
    U2Concerts, Rock, Bono, Amnesty International, Human Rights,
  • Geographical coverage
    Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2009
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN09/208
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    16:9 (widescreen)
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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