Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Thu 21, Jun 2018 03:55 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Watch CONIFA World Football Cup 2018
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Tibetan language rights advocate Tashi Wangchuk appeals against 5-year prison term
Dalai Lama returns to Dharamshala after visit to Baltic States
UN High Commissioner for HR dismayed over China’s refusal to give “unfettered access” into Tibet
Tibetan President tells Canada not to put trade above human rights
No favorite team in football World Cup, says Dalai Lama
Swedish court sentences Tibetan man to 22 months in jail for espionage
Organizations, WeChat groups object to MP Yarphel's inclusion in Tibetan parliamentary delegation to Canada
Tibetan President, parliamentary delegation attend ‘Thank you Canada’ event
Dalai Lama welcomes Kim - Trump meeting
Dalai Lama’s cancer reports baseless, Tibetan leader’s inner circle speaks out
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama talking to media persons on his arrival at Vilnius, Lithuania. June 12, 2018, Photo: Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
His Holiness the Dalai Lama attending the 100,000 prayer offering to Guru Padmasambhava at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, HP, India on May 24, 2018. OHHDL Photo
Players and staff of the Tibetan national football team listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a special audience. The team will participate in the CONIFA world cup in London, May 18, 2018 Photo:OHHDL
more photos »
Advertisement
China intensifies crackdown on broadcast equipments in Tibet
Phayul[Wednesday, January 30, 2013 23:43]
DHARAMSHALA, January 30: Chinese authorities in Malho region of eastern Tibet have intensified their campaign on banning satellite dishes, particularly at the Rongwo monastery, as part of the government’s wider clampdown on communications to stifle information on the self-immolations against Chinese rule.

The satellite equipments used by Tibetans to receive foreign radio and TV programmes are the only source of information inside Tibet besides the state sponsored propaganda news.

Regional Chinese authorities issued a notice in the name of the Rongwo Monastery Management Committee on January 24 announcing monetary fines and “other consequences” in the event of Tibetans failing to surrender satellite dishes.

“If anyone fails to do so, then respective law enforcement agencies such as the Public Security Bureau will undertake investigation. [And] if found keeping such broadcast equipment, then keeping with government orders, punitive fine of Yuan 5,000 and other consequences should be borne by the monks themselves,” the announcement reads.

Authorities had installed new TV satellite dishes and cables in the quarters of the monks after an earlier notice was issued last month.

According to Dharamshala based Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, the recent crackdown on satellite dishes in Tibetan areas “appear not only to be a deterrent against self-immolation protests but also a part of the intensified ‘patriotic education’ campaigns and the ‘Nine Must Haves’ program under which government aid will be provided in terms of electricity, roads and pension in return for installing state provided satellite dishes and newspapers all of which feature state-controlled news and views.”

“These two state propaganda campaigns are emphasised and highlighted by many high-level Chinese government officials in Tibet,” the group said in a release Tuesday.

According to reports, a recently established secret intelligence office in Rebkong has issued the notice. The location and founding date of the office is not known but it is said that the office has employees from both the security and government offices.

Last month, Regional authorities of Malho had issued an eight-point public notice banning the sell, purchase, and use of all “illegal satellite equipment” and initiated a massive drive destroying and burning hundreds of seized satellite equipments.

The Malho region has been at the heart of the recent spike in the wave of self-immolation protests, which has already witnessed as many as 99 Tibetans set themselves on fire in protest against China’s occupation of Tibet.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Top Indian leaders pledge solidarity, support for Tibet
China intensifies crackdown on broadcast equipments in Tibet
China appoints new governor for Tibet
Senior monks of Sera, Drepung, Ganden disappeared
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement