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VOA on Tibet: ‘Fire in the Land of Snow’

The U.S. government’s official external broadcaster Voice of America has been closely following the ongoing wave of protest by self-immolation against Beijing’s policies in Tibetan regions of China. During an...

BBC, VOA Protest Radio Jamming

The British Broadcasting Corporation and Voice of America have both issued statements protesting the jamming of their shortwave radio broadcasts into China: The BBC has received reports that World Service English shortwave...

70 People Detained for Inciting Self-Immolations

As part of an intensified crackdown on self-immolations by Tibetans protesting Beijing’s policies in Tibetan regions, the Chinese government has detained dozens of people and cast blame on U.S.-government funded...

“New Phase” in Tibet Self-Immolations; 86th Reported

Dharamshala-based Phayul.com reports than an 86th Tibetan self-immolation took place on Tuesday evening, marking the 24th this month. Kalsang Kyab, 24, set himself ablaze in front of a Chinese government office in Kangtsa town,...

US Proposal Would Crimp Visas for State-Run Media

China’s plans to expand the reach of its state media may stumble over a proposal by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) to limit the number of US visas granted to Chinese journalists from organisations such as Xinhua. The...

BBC Chinese Service Makes Final Broadcast in Mandarin

Due to funding cuts, BBC has decided to stop airing radio broadcasts in Mandarin Chinese, although its website will continue with Mandarin service. From BBC News: BBC World Service Mandarin programming began back in 1941,...

BBC World Service Faces Deep Cuts

Chinese-language radio broadcasts by the BBC’s World Service are to be among the casualties of heavy budget cuts. The service is expected to lose 650 jobs and some 30 million of its 180 million listeners around the world,...



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