An Official Press Tour in Tibet: ‘Far From the Ideal Way to Gather News’

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  06.27.08 | 10:31 AM ET

imageAs we noted yesterday, Tibet has just been reopened to foreign visitors for the first time since March. The Globe and Mail’s Beijing bureau chief, Geoffrey York, was one of a select group of journalists invited to the region during the lockdown, and in this grimly humorous blog post he recalls the “unsolicited wake-up calls,” “official minders” and the dreaded “man with the megaphone” who made his official press tour not-so-pleasurable.

Photo by mckaysavage via Flickr (Creative Commons)

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Tags: Asia, China, Tibet

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.


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