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Human rights in Tibet have become a contentious issue since 1950. The Chinese Communist Party strictly controls information[1] about, and access to the Tibetan Autonomous Region and other Tibetan areas of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in particular, which makes gaining an accurate picture of the scope of human rights abuses in these areas difficult. The Chinese government has intensified such controls following the 2008 Tibetan unrest.[2]

According to the website of the non-governmental organization "Save Tibet",[citation needed] the Tibetan people are denied most rights guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including the rights to self-determination, freedom of speech, assembly, movement and expression. Elliot Sperling, an Associate Professor of Tibetan Studies at Indiana University, in a statement to Human Rights Watch, introduced his new book that graphically details the exile of Tibetans today and the role human rights violations play in forcing many Tibetans to leave their homeland.

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  1. ^ On its Press Freedom Index 2009, Reporters Without Borders ranked China as 168th out of 175, the eighth worst worldwide. "THE NEWS BY COUNTRY". Reporters Without Borders. http://www.rsf.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=50. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  2. ^ US State Department, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, 2008 Human Rights Report: China (includes Tibet, Hong Kong, and Macau), February 25, 2009

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Human rights NGO reports
Tibetan NGO reports (potentially partisan sources, reliability would need further vetting)
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