Business Standard-21 January 2022
An advocacy group working to promote democratic freedoms for Tibetans has written to NBC, the US broadcaster of the Olympics, urging them to include China’s oppression in Tibet in their coverage of the Games.
“With just weeks to go before the 2022 Winter Olympics, we trust you plan to roll out the usual coverage. But these will be no ordinary Games. The severe oppression, including of freedom of expression, that the Chinese government inflicts on Tibetans and others under its rule demands equal attention,” said the letter by the International Campaign for Tibet.
The Winter Games are scheduled to open on February 4.
“As you are well aware, the Chinese government is one of the most brutal human rights abusers the world has seen in decades.
“Since falsely promising to improve its human rights record ahead of the last Beijing Olympics in 2008, China has cracked down viciously on Tibet, which Freedom House now ranks as the world’s least-free country alongside Syria. Click here to read more.