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Canada Tibet Committee issues Tibet primer for Olympic journalists

July 18, 2008

Media Advisory
For Immediate Release
 
MEDIA ADVISORY
 
Canada Tibet Committee issues Tibet primer for Olympic journalists
 
(Montreal, Thursday, 17 July 2008) –The Canada Tibet Committee today released a primer for Canadian journalists who will be covering the Beijing Games on the situation in Tibet and the issues surrounding Tibet’s future.
 
“It’s our hope that this primer will be of assistance to journalists who will be at the Olympic Games in providing a concise overview of the Tibet issue,” said CTC Executive Director Dermod Travis.
 
The CTC will be available throughout the summer and the Olympic Games to provide additional information or context.
 
The primer is also available in a PDF format at www.tibet.ca/_media/PDF/Q_A_Journalists.pdf.
 
The Canada Tibet Committee is an independent non-governmental organisation of Tibetans and non-Tibetans living in Canada, who are concerned about the continuing human rights violations and lack of democratic freedom in Tibet.
 
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Dermod Travis                                                                                       
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