Missing Tibetan Monk Jigme Gyatso Recognized by Reporters Without Borders for World Press Freedom Day

Jigme Gyatso

This via Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly Online:

A twice-jailed and still missing Tibetan Buddhist monk, Jigme Gyatso, will be among 100 “Information Heroes” honored May 3 by Reporters Without Borders (Paris-based RSF) for World Press Freedom Day. According to a report by Radio Free Asia, “Jigme Gyatso, a Tibetan Buddhist monk and rights activist…along with now imprisoned Tibetan Dhondup Wangchen, filmed Leaving Fear Behind, a 25-minute documentary that includes interviews with more than 100 Tibetans about their experiences living under Chinese rule. After showing the film in a secret screening on the opening day of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, he was arrested, sentenced to seven months’ imprisonment, beaten, and tortured. He was released in October 2008, but seized again in 2012 by authorities, who RSF said are holding him in secret.”

You can read the rest of Buddhadharma‘s report here.

In addition, be sure to visit the website Filming for Tibet at www.leavingfearbehind.com.

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