Courage Under Fire

A Giant Buddha in JapanWith the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo another spotlight was shone into China – the country who holds about 1 in 7 of the world’s population in its boundaries – this month. With 55 recognized minorities, 292 living languages, 9.6 million square kilometers, 1.4ish billion people, and a GDP followed by twelve zeroes, China is one heck of a wild place! Throw in the deep history of dynasties, single-party politics, the world’s second largest economy, and globally unique cultures, and one could spend a fascinating lifetime looking toward China’s horizons.

Since this is a blog though, let’s pare this back. This week the International Women’s Media Foundation awarded the 2010 Courage in Journalism to Beijing-based Tibetan writer and blogger Tsering Woeser. The award was in “recognition of her efforts to report on human rights abuses in Tibet.”  Read an article about it here!

You do the Beastie Boys proud, girl!

(If you don’t get that . . . click here. If you do get that . . . I’m hilarious)

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