Australian journalist gets Tibet story; Gets booted out by authorities

Great story from Australian Broadcasting Corporation about how a journalist and his team sneaked into Tibet and eventually got kicked out because the area is closed to journalists.

Many thanks to The China Hotline for pushing this forward.

ABC Sneaks Into Tibet

Stephen McDonell from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is the latest journalist to defy a Chinese ban on journalists, and the only one to have done so in months. His report confirms what Tibetans are already loudly telling us through other channels:

By itself, this issue of the treatment of Tibet by Beijing is a cause of concern to the party hacks. But add the protests against the government in Tibet — including self-immolation — and you have a situation that the government is desperate to conceal.

 

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