Bearing Witness: New realities in reporting on Tibet today
On 20 January 2011, at The Frontline Club, in association with Tibet Society and Students for a Free Tibet, award-winning journalist and author of Murder in the High Himalaya, Jonathan Green, will screen eyewitness footage on the killing of a young Tibetan nun by Chinese border guards (the first visual documentation of China's treatment of Tibetans in its border areas) and discuss the issue of bearing witness to human rights abuses in China, and reporting on Tibet.

Murder in the High HimalayaTo further examine the current situation in Tibet and the impact both on reporting and for those inside Tibet who, despite severe restrictions, increasingly are finding ways to make their voices heard, there will be a panel discussion with:
Jonathan Green - journalist and author;
Thubten Samdup - The Dalai Lama's Representative for Northern Europe;

Jonathan Mirsky - journalist and renowned China expert;
Dechen Pemba - who works with renowned Tibetan poet, Woeser via the High Peaks, Pure Earth website;
Kate Saunders - journalist and Tibet expert, who will chair the discussion.


Bearing Witness: New realities in reporting on Tibet today
Date: Thursday 20 January 2011
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ. Map
Nearest tube: Paddington
Tickets: £7 advance tickets; £9 on the door
Advance tickets: purchase online now via Enlightened Gifts website or by phone 020 7272 1414.


Background information: In March 2008, Tibet was at the top of the global news agenda when it erupted in mainly peaceful protests against Chinese rule, to be met by a violent crackdown. Since then the Chinese government has effectively imposed an information blackout. There are increasing instances of  disappearances of writers, monks and bloggers across Tibet and some of the most severe penalties anywhere in the world are being meted out for information-sharing. But both despite, and because of, the repression, a new generation of Tibetans is increasingly daring to challenge China's representations from the inside - a development of key significance for Tibet's and China's future.
 
There will be stands with information and merchandise at the event, and Jonathan Green will also be signing copies of his book, Murder in the High Himalaya.

Buy the book now: Murder in the High Himalaya (hardback) - £12.99.
Purchase online via the Enlightened Gifts website.



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