Tibet Talks Europe #9: ‘Harder to visit than North Korea’: The lack of access to Tibet for foreign journalists
For years now, the People’s Republic of China has ranked as one of the worst countries for press freedom in the world, and Tibet – along with Xinjiang – is regarded as one of it’s “red zones”, regularly described by journalists as harder to visit than North Korea.
What obstacles and challenges do foreign journalists who try to visit Tibet and report about the situation there face? What is China trying to hide in Tibet, and what does the lack of independent reporting on the ground mean for accountability? Coinciding with the World Press Freedom Conference, this episode of Tibet Talks Europe will explore these questions through the first-hand testimonies of journalists who have tried to uncover the reality of the situation in Tibet.
▪ Ursula Gauthier, Former Beijing correspondent for L’Obs
▪ Garrie van Pinxteren, Beijing Correspondent for NRC
▪ Brice Pedroletti, Former Beijing bureau chief for Le Monde
Moderator: Vincent Metten, ICT’s EU Policy Director.