Washington, D.C — On the 30th birthday of the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet, US Congressman Jim McGovern said "the enforced disappearance of the 11th Panchen Lama is an egregious example of the Chinese government’s violation of the religious freedom of Tibetan Buddhists.
Paris, France — Tightened political controls in China caused the authoritarain Chinese regime controlled regions, including China, Eastern Turkistan, Inner Monglia and Tibet to see further declines in press freedoms during the last year, with dropping another point to 178 in a 180-country ranking released by the Paris based international press freedom watchdog known as Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Thursday.
Berlin, Germany — In a Joint Statement made public this week, the Human Rights Committee of the German parliament called on the “Chinese Government to immediately stop the repression of the Tibetan people and resume dialogue with the legitimate representatives of the Tibetan people. It says "Tibet is a totalitarian police state in which dissent is relentlessly persecuted and the population massively indoctrinated."
Paris, France — The global press freedom is regressing with more and more countries putting journalists at risk and authoritarian regimes tightening their grip on the media, according to a report released by the Paris based international press freedom watchdog known as Reporters Without Borders (RSF).