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China: Attempts to Seal Off Tibet from Outside Information

Restrictions on news, media, and communications in Tibet have been stepped up by Chinese authorities in the lead-up to the 18th Party Congress, due to take place in late 2012. The measures appear to be an effort to cut off Tibetans in Chinafrom news not subjected to the government’s domestic monopoly on information. They are presented officially as an attempt to prevent the views of the exiled Dalai Lama and his followers from reaching Tibetans inside China, particularly those living in rural areas. (New York) – Restrictions on news, media, and communications in Tibet have been stepped…

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