Santiago — “On the occasion of the new anniversary of the disappearance of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who was recognised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet, we join the international call that asks to know his whereabouts and condition as well as his immediate put in liberty,” reads an appeal by the five parliamentarians from Chile.
China has been placed among the worst countries and ranked 175th out of a total of 180 nations in Reporters Without Borders (RSF) World Press Freedom Index 2022, and has been warned by the renowned world press freedom watchdog that China belongs among the most repressive autocratic regimes in the world.
The global decline in press freedom and freedom of speech has accelerated sharply in recent years, largely due to China's exploitation and misuse of social media and other vulnerable media, weaponisation of propaganda machines, attacks on democracies around the world and making it easier to completely isolate Tibet from the rest of the world, according to a new report by Tibet Post International (TPI).
With the Australian election now entering a decisive phase, in order to gain more support for Tibetan issues in the new federal government and parliament, Tibetan activist Tsundu Oser was recently received by some of the federal parliamentary candidates for Mackellar to discuss the situation in Tibet, which is of mutual concern, and they unanimously pledged to continue to speak out for Tibet after their election.
New Delhi — International experts on Tibet and China see the Chinese Boarding School System in today’s Tibet as a replay of a similar Residential-School System which was adopted by the white settlers of America, Canada, and Australia to wipe out the original culture and identity of local aborigines of these colonized lands.