Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has announced that it has unblocked access to more than 80 media websites in 24 countries around the world to mark the World Day Against Cyber Censorship on March 12, 2023.
New hopes emerging for the people of Tibet in the changing world: experts
Dharamshala – Tibet experts from a cross section of countries see signs of hope for the colonised people of Tibet and other countries, occupied by China, in the ever increasing nationalist rhetoric by the Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) who are now struggling to keep their hold overChina’s ruling system.
Freedom House report again ranks Tibet as one of the world's least free countries
Washington, D.C. – Freedom House released its "Freedom in the World 2023" report on Thursday and ranked Tibet among the world's least free countries with -2 in political rights. The report said that "CCP authorities control traditional and social media in Tibet even more tightly than in Han Chinese-populated areas of the country. People who use the Internet, social media or other means to share politically sensitive information or comments risk arrest and heavy criminal penalties."
UN human rights chief calls on China to address human rights issues in Tibet and Xinjiang
Geneva – Volker Turk, the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said," Regarding China, the Office had opened up channels of communication with a range of actors to follow up on a variety of human rights issues, including the protection of minorities, such as for Tibetans, Uyghurs and other groups."
China gets out of Tibet: Tibetans protest on Tibetan National Uprising Day
Dharamshala – Tibetans and Tibet supporters marched from Mcleod Ganj to Kacheri in Dharamshala, to commemorate the 64th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising on March 10, 2023. They call on China to end the torture in Tibet and to get out of Tibet immediately.
UN committee calls on China to abolish the coerced residential school system in Tibet
Geneva – The UN committee called on China to abolish the system of forced boarding schools and to allow the establishment of private Tibetan schools. In addition, it recommended that China take all necessary measures to ensure that Tibetans can fully exercise their right to cultural life, identity, practice and use of the Tibetan language.
China’s oppression of Tibet has not ceased over the years: Cycling for a Free Tibet
Taipei — Tibetan activists and Tibet supporters in Taiwan organised the “2023 Cycling for a Free Tibet” on February 8, and they said, “China’s oppression of Tibet has not ceased over the years, but has continued to repress Tibetans in new ways. Tibetan children are forced to go to concentration camp-like boarding schools to receive a Chinese education; DNA is taken from Tibetans to increase surveillance of Tibetans.”