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Chinese tourists are inadvertently reporting on the Tibetan struggle

Chinese tourists are inadvertently reporting on the Tibetan struggle

While Tibetans face fierce internet restrictions, Chinese tourists appear to be breaching “the great Firewall of China” by sharing holiday snaps with friends back home. Alastair Sloan reports

China: Several Tibetan-language sites offline

Several Tibetan-language blogs hosted in China are reported to have gone offline today, amid a period of severe unrest. AmdoTibet’s blog section has been temporarily shut down, a message on the site reads, “due to some of the blog users not publishing in accordance with the goal of this site.” Tense events

Tibet: Writer imprisoned

A Tibetan writer  has been sentenced to four years in jail by a Chinese court in eastern Tibet. Kalsang Tsultim, also known as Gyitsang Takmik, was first arrested in July 2010 for committing what the Chinese authorities termed “political error.” He had widely circulated a Video Compact Disc (VCD) in which

China: Three Tibetan nuns jailed

Three nuns have each been jailed for three year after they staged a peaceful street protest, chanting “Free Tibet” and “long live His Holiness the Dalai Lama”, on 15 June. The women, aged between 21 and 31, are part of the Gyemadrak Nunnery in Tibet and were arrested by Chinese

Tradition of protest

Tradition of protest

Woeser, author of "Notes on Tibet", was one of many signatories of a letter to the Chinese government calling for the release of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo. Writing for Index on Censorship magazine, she celebrates Tibetan singer Tashi Dhondup

PAST EVENT: 20 July. Film screening: The Sun Behind The Clouds

20 July. Film screening: The Sun Behind The Clouds

Tibetan environmentalists jailed by China

Three prominent environmentalists have been jailed by the Chinese authorities amidst allegations of torture, judicial bias and harassment. Karma Sandrup, one of Tibet’s wealthiest businessmen, who used the profits of his antiques business to fund several small-scale environmental projects on the Tibetan plateau, was given a 15 year sentence on

Tibet: School bans “separatist” ringtones

A high school near the city of Shigatse in Tibet has banned teachers and pupils from having “separatist” ringtones on their mobile phones after they were ruled “unhealthy” by local education officials. A list of 27 popular Tibetan songs was posted on the school website, and anyone caught in possession

Tibet’s raging storm

Tibet’s raging storm

A new report highlights the way China targeted Tibetan intellectuals and artists in response to Tibet’s spring 2008 protests, writes Kate Saunders

Tibet: Photocopying to require ID registration

Anyone wishing to reproduce printed or written material in Lhasa will have to undergo real-name ID registration due to a new ruling announced on 10 May.  Local police will now regularly check copy service providers to ensure that they take down the names, addresses and organisations of all their customers. The

Tibetan writer arrested, radio transmissions jammed

Tibetan writer Zhogs Dung was arrested by Chinese police on Friday report Tibetan  sources. Although officials have declined to comment on his detainment, it is assumed that his arrest was related to open letter he signed with other Tibetan intellectuals criticising the government’s relief effort after the Qinghai earthquake. The

Tibetan monks sidelined in earthquake disaster

Tibetan monks were amongst the first to reach remote areas such as Yu Shu after the Qinghai earthquake. Their role in the massive relief effort has gone unrecognised by Chinese media and now they have been told to leave the area by the Chinese authorities. A statement issued by the

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