Cyril Payen, a correspondent for France 24, got rare access to Tibet with a seven-day visa. He interviews activists and shows footage of the severe security presence in Lhasa, as well as the construction around the sacred Jokhang Temple. The report also includes an interview with Human Rights Watch’s Nicholas Bequelin:
Tibet has been off-limits to journalists since the Chinese government brutally suppressed riots in the region five years ago. France 24’s regional correspondent Cyril Payen managed to get a seven-day visa to enter the region. What he saw lends weight to the complaints of the Dalai Lama and human rights organisations, who say Tibetan culture is being erased.