New regulations ban social action under the guise of fighting ‘organized crime’ in Tibet.
CPJ has written to Chinese President Xi Jinping to express concern for Tibetan blogger Lobsang Jamyang and to ask the government to disclose information about the reasons for his imprisonment.
Critical blogging is the lifeblood of free societies, not a threat to social stability, say rights groups.
Friends of Tibetan blogger Druklo said last year they believed authorities targeted him for his blog and social media posts about Tibet, including the increased presence of armed security forces, political repression by the Chinese authorities, and environmental degradation.
Dmitri Alperovitch is a computer security industry executive, and a co-founder and CTO of cybersecurity company CrowdStrike, a provider of endpoint protection and threat intelligence. He spoke with CJFE about Chinese cyber espionage and the dangers of mass surveillance.
Activist Lhadon Tethong, a Tibetan born in Canada, speaks about her work, Chinese cyber surveillance, and the future of digital rights in Tibet.
Tibet’s leader-in-exile discusses his Buddhist approach to digital security, and why he still holds hope for the future of the internet.
Chinese authorities did not disclose the reason for the detention of Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser and her husband, Wang Lixiong. However, Woeser wrote on a Facebook page that she believes it is in connection with a dinner invitation she received from the U.S. Embassy.
Two Tibetan writers were released after completing four-year jail terms. They were contributors to a magazine consisting of essays that criticised human rights abuses against Tibetans and questioned official media accounts of the March 2008 unrest in Tibet.
Tibetan documentary filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, who was jailed in 2008, has been released but faces an unspecified term of deprivation of political rights.
Jigme Gyatso, a Tibetan monk who disappeared nearly two years ago in Tibet, has resurfaced safe and sound in the northern Indian city Dharamsala. There had been no news of Gyatso – who helped Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen to secretly film the documentary “Leaving Fear Behind” in 2008 – since his arbitrary arrest by the Chinese authorities in September 2012.
The Board of Norwegian PEN strongly urges the Norwegian government to meet with the Dalai Lama during his visit to the country in May, and to not set business interests ahead of human rights.
PEN International welcomes the 29 March 2014 release of Tibetan writer and editor Tashi Rabten (pen-name Te’urang) who had been serving a four-year prison sentence in connection with his critical writings.
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.