© 2011 Dlo08

As many of you may already know, there have been more self-immolations followed by protests by Tibetans lately. As a result, Chinese authorities have responded by shooting and killing Tibetan protestors. It has been a relief to see these recent incidents be reported in the international news. Unfortunately, some journalists have failed to correctly call the places where these incidents took place by their correct Tibetan names, especially for incidents that took place in regions of Amdo, Tibet.

Some may feel that not calling these places by their Tibetan names may not be a big issue so long as the incidents are being reported, I would argue otherwise.  Professor Carole McGranahan brought up an important issue that I’d like to reiterate. These self-immolations, protests, and shootings are taking place in Tibet and they are being reported and, therefore, recorded. How these incidents are reported now will…

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