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Tibet Talks Europe #10

China’s heropvoedingskampen: in gesprek met Tibetanen, Oeigoeren en Amnesty Nederland

10 december, 17:00 uur

 

Op 10 december, internationale dag van de mensenrechten, herdenken we de adoptie van de Universele Verklaring voor de Rechten van de Mens. Ondanks deze universele verklaring worden mensenrechten dagelijks en op grote schaal geschonden In Tibet en Oost Turkestan. De Chinese overheid wil Oeigoeren, Mongoliërs en Tibetanen ‘heropvoeden’ tot Chinese modelburgers. Een eigen cultuur of religie wordt gezien als een bedreiging voor de macht van de Chinese Communistische Partij.

In deze 10de episode van Tibet Talks Europe bespreken we de Chinese militaire heropvoedingskampen in Oost Turkestan en Tibet, met Tibetanen, Oeigoeren en Amnesty Nederland.

Sprekers: 

  • Tsering Jampa, Tibetaan
  • Alerk Ablikim, Oeigoer
  • Stijn Deklerck, Amnesty Nederland
  • Christa Meindersma, Advocacy director, International Campaign for Tibet Europe – moderator

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Tibet Talks Europe #9

‘Harder to visit than North Korea’: The lack of access to Tibet for foreign journalists

9 december, 11 AM CET

 

For years now, the People’s Republic of China has ranked as one of the worst countries for press freedom in the world, and Tibet – along with Xinjiang – is regarded as one of it’s “red zones”, regularly described by journalists as harder to visit than North Korea. What obstacles and challenges do foreign journalists who try to visit Tibet and report about the situation there face? What is China trying to hide in Tibet, and what does the lack of independent reporting on the ground mean for accountability?

Coinciding with the World Press Freedom Conference, this episode of Tibet Talks Europe will explore these questions through the first-hand testimonies of journalists who have tried to uncover the reality of the situation in Tibet.

Speakers:

      • Ursula Gauthier, Former Beijing correspondent and journalist for L’Obs
      • Garrie van Pinxteren, Beijing Correspondent for NRC
      • Brice Pedroletti, Ex-China bureau chief in Beijing and Asia desk for Le Monde
      • Vincent Metten, EU Policy Director, International Campaign for Tibet Europe, moderator

Photo: ©Thomas Hawke

Tibet Talks Europe #11

In conversation with Barbara Demick, author of ‘Eat the Buddha’

 

In ‘Eat the Buddha, the Story of Modern Tibet through the people of one town, Barbara Demick chronicles the Tibetan tragedy from Ngaba, a defiant town on the eastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau where dozens of Tibetans have set themselves on fire since 2009.

On the occasion of the Europe release of ‘Eat the Buddha’ in October, Christa Meindersma, director Advocacy at ICT Europe, will interview Barbara Demick about what inspired her to write this thorough historical account about Ngaba, her interaction with the main characters whose lives she describes, and her views on contemporary Tibet.

The date of this episode of Tibet Talks Europe will be announced soon!

More Tibet Talks Europe will be announced soon!

 

Please send us your questions and proposals to: icteurope@savetibet.nl

Past Tibet Talks

Tibet Talks Europe #8: Conversation avec la tibétologue Katia Buffetrille

15 octobre (This 8th episode of Tibet Talks is in French)

Dans ce premier épisode en français des Tibet Talks Europe, le Directeur des Affaires européennes d’ICT Vincent Metten interviewe la tibétologue Katia Buffetrille sur son nouveau livre ‘L’Âge d’or du Tibet’ et sur la situation actuelle préoccupante au Tibet en vue des politiques chinoises intensives d’oppression et d’assimilation.

English translation:

In this first episode of Tibet Talks Europe in French, Vincent Metten: director of European affairs of ICT Europe, interviews tibetologist Katia Buffetrille about her newly released book: ‘L’Âge d’or du Tibet’ (The golden age of Tibet) and the worrying current situation in Tibet in view of China’s intensive policies of oppression and assimilation.

 


 

Tibet Talks Europe #7: Implications of Minister Wang Yi's visit to Europe and the EU-China summit for Tibet

30 September

How do MPs in the countries that Minister Wang Yi visited appreciate the visit? What does Minister Wang Yi’s visit and the EU-China summit mean for EU-China relations, and for effective diplomacy on Tibet?

This episode of Tibet Talks Europe explores these questions with Members of Parliament from France, The Netherlands, Norway and the European Parliament.

The interactive panel was moderated by Pim van Galen.

 


 

Tibet Talks Europe #6: Interview: The Sweet Requiem

25 september

In this interview with Tenzing Sonam, ICT’s Christa Meindersma asks filmmaker Tenzing Sonam about the making of the film: The Sweet Requiem.

The Sweet Requiem tells the story of a young, exile Tibetan woman who unexpectedly sees a man from her past, long-suppressed memories of her traumatic escape across the Himalayas are reignited, and she is propelled on an obsessive search for reconciliation and closure.

What compelled Tenzing to write and direct this film, together with filmmaker Ritu Sarin? Why is it so important for Tibetans to tell this story?

Enjoy this Q&A with filmmaker Tenzing Sonam, and find out!

 


 

Tibet Talks Europe #5: Nederlandse parlementsleden dringen aan op ongehinderde toegang tot Tibet

15 juni

Tijdens deze 5de editie van Tibet Talks Europe gaat Pim van Galen in gesprek met @MartijnvanHelvert (CDA) over het belang van toegang tot Tibet, en hoe dit leeft in #Europa na de eerste sancties tegen China in de VS. Van Helvert wil met een kleine groep Europese landen sancties treffen tegen Chinese officials die toegang tot Tibet direct tegenwerken.

 


 

Tibet Talks Europe #4: Viering 85 jaar Dalai Lama!

6 July

ICT Europe organiseerde op 6 juli 2020, samen met de Tibetaanse gemeenschap in Nederland en de Tibet Support Groep (TSG), een feestelijke bijeenkomst voor alle vrienden van Tibet en donateurs van ICT!

Tijdens de viering gingen wij in gesprek met Erica Terpstra en Michiel van Walt van Praag, hoorden wij de prachtige muziek van Namgyal Lhamo, en kregen we een speciaal optreden van Tibetaanse kinderen in Nederland.

 


 

Tibet Talks Europe #3: Live panel on EU-China relations and Tibet: How much space for human rights during the German EU-presidency?

30 June

From 1 July 2020 on, Germany will hold the EU Presidency for the following six months. What should Berlin and the EU aim to achieve in terms of the situation in Tibet? How should a more assertive, united and ambitious EU policy look like?

 


 

Tibet Talks Europe #2: Rondetafelgesprek over het Nederlandse Tibetbeleid

22 Juni

Op de dag de Tweede Kamer debatteert over het Nederlandse China-beleid, ging Pim van Galen in gesprek met parlementsleden Martijn van Helvert (CDA), Bram van Ojik (GroenLinks), en Christa Meindersma (ICT-Europe) over de gevolgen van de Nederlandse China-strategie voor Tibet.

 


 

Tibet Talks Europe #1: China’s place in the post COVID-19 world and its consequences for Tibet

16 June

This panel explored the contours of a post-Corona Tibet and its implications for meaningful engagement of European countries with China over Tibet.

 


 

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ICTEUROPE@SAVETIBET.NL

 


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