10 March 2008 saw the start of a wave of sustained protests across Tibet by thousands of Tibetans who rose up against China’s brutal occupation. Large and small protests swept across the Tibetan Plateau with a force unseen since Beijing crushed freedom demonstrations in 1989, and continued for the remainder of the year with more than 150 documented across the Tibetan Plateau. The overwhelming majority of the protests were non-violent in nature.

The 2008 Tibetan Uprising heralded a new wave of resistance among Tibetans in Tibet to which China has responded with a wholesale and deeply disturbing crackdown, permeating Tibetans’ everyday lives with its security apparatus and violating a wide range of human rights.

Protests have continued on a regular basis, albeit less frequently, ever since March 2008 and the Global Tibet Movement has responded by building a number of strong campaigns to work in solidarity with Tibetans in Tibet, pushing our governments to support Tibet and building pressuring China directly.

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International Tibet Network4 days ago
*DATE CHANGE* The BBC One Show will now screen the short feature on 23 April 2019.

On 23 April 2019 The BBC One Show will broadcast a short feature about Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama who has been missing for 24 years.

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was just 6 years old when he was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama, one of Tibet’s most important religious leaders. Just after Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his family were taken into custody by the Chinese authorities and he has not been seen since.

On the eve of his 30th birthday, a forensic artist has produced a reconstruction of how he may look as a 30 year old. The image was painstakingly constructed in consultation with Tibetans and using exhaustive information on how Gedhun Choekyi Nyima could look today.

The broadcast on 23 April will be the first time the image has been publicly released.

Please join us and watch the broadcast and help us raise the important case of #Tibet's Panchen Lama.
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International Tibet Network7 days ago
*DATE CHANGE* The BBC One Show will now screen the short feature on 23 April 2019.

#Tibet's Panchen Lama - Missing for 24 years. Hear his story on Wednesday 23 April on the BBC's The One Show from 7pm

#PanchenLama #FreeThePanchenLama #Missing #30years #FreeHimNow #WhereIsThePanchenLama
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