Tibet ranks one of the last on World Press Freedom Index

Tibet ranks one of the last on World Press Freedom Index
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Mandakini Jathavethan

Tibet and Human Rights Researcher,

Global Human Rights Defence.

Reporters Without Borders released its 20th edition of the World Press Freedom Index on 3 May 2022. It assesses the state of journalism in 180 countries and territories. China ranked 175 lagging behind Palestine, Syria, and Cuba. This signifies China’s authoritarian regime which also seeks to repress Tibetans and their rights to freedom of speech and expression. 

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) conducted a panel discussion on the role of media in advancing Tibetan democracy on this occasion. The panel consisted of media professionals, legislators, activists, digital security experts, and independent researchers with extensive knowledge and experience in their respective fields. 

Sources and further reading:

Dolma, Y., (2022, May 5). China ranks as one of world's most repressive authoritarian regimes in World Press Freedom Index. https://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/43-international/7299-china-ranks-as-one-of-world-s-most-repressive-authoritarian-regimes-in-world-press-freedom-index