Monks marching in the streets, students staging sit-in protests, midnight raids by the military, monasteries sealed off, towns and cities sealed off…this is Tibet. The most violent protests in nearly 20 years continue after last Monday’s pro-independence rallies commemorating the 49th anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s escape from Tibet. The Chinese government reports 16 people dead while the Tibetan Government in Exile, reports at least 80 deaths.
International concern is growing as a result of house-to-house raids, imposed curfews, numerous arrests, and increased media repression.
The Chinese government has reportedly placed restrictions on international media coverage in Tibet, blocking or filtering websites like Yahoo! and YouTube and censoring the local feeds of news agencies including the BBC and CNN. However, first-hand accounts, photos, and videos (mostly from cellphones) are making their way out — and onto the Hub. We are collecting these videos on the Hub and linking the latest resources and urgent actions you can take here.
We’re working to feature the latest video, audio and photos coming out of Tibet and linking news updates, resources and urgent actions that concerned citizens can take — but we need your help!
Bloggers and vloggers, help us keep Tibet in the spotlight!
Post about Tibet and embed Tibet-related media from the Hub
2) Upload – if you have or see Tibet-related video, photos or audio that are not on the Hub, upload or embed it now, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Spread the Word – help us with our call for cellphone video and images from Tibet. Please help us by spreading the word and urging folks to email email@example.com with their interviews, updates, video and photos. We’ll get them online — and ensure they stay online.
More coming soon…