Tibet closed to foreign media, except for supervised visits

Lhasa, Tibet.
Lhasa, Tibet.

(TibetanReview.net, Apr30, 2016) – About three-quarters of foreign reporters who sought permission to visit Tibet were rejected by China last year, said a new survey by the Foreign Correspondents Club of China (FCCC) Apr 28.

Releasing its report in Beijing, the club said, “Although China may be ‘opening up’ – ever so slightly – in allowing more China-based foreign reporters to visit Tibet in groups, the region remains effectively closed to outside media coverage.”

The report found that China allows foreign journalists to visit Tibet only on government-approved trips, employs an opaque process for selecting those who can join these trips, and restricts reporters’ freedom of movement while there.

The survey covered 177 members of the Beijing-based club and 351 non-members who were contacted in Jan 2016.

To read the full report, visit: https://cpj.org/blog/04262016FCCCTIBETSURVEY.pdf


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