WBEZ | Tibet http://www.wbez.org/tags/tibet Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Suicides in China-controlled Tibet continue to rise http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-02/suicides-china-controlled-tibet-continue-rise-96055 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-February/2012-02-02/tibet2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In recent months, a number of Tibetans have set themselves on fire in public to protest Chinese rule. Photos and videos circulated online show a startling scene: onlookers cheer as another life is sacrificed in a show of resistance against China.</p><p>Though the self-immolations aren’t new, they are rising steadily and spreading to more areas. Meanwhile, China is scrambling to tighten its grip on the parts of Tibet where these self immolations have occurred.</p><p><em>Worldview</em> talks to Tenzin Jamyang, a local Tibetan, to help make sense of the unraveling situation.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Note: In this interview, our guest incorrectly states the meeting time of an upcoming protest. The Tibetan Alliance plans to gather at 11AM, not 8AM, on February 8 at the Water Tower in Chicago.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left: 1in;">&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:55:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-02/suicides-china-controlled-tibet-continue-rise-96055 Worldview 2.2.12 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-02-02 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2012-february/2012-02-02/tibet1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As Syria's uprising grows more violent, doctors have resorted to treating those hurt in underground clinics. As a result, many have been detained, harassed, deported, and even killed. <em>Worldview</em> talks to Dr. Zahrer Sahloul, president of the <a href="http://www.sams-usa.net" target="_blank">Syrian American Medical Society</a>, about the situation. Also, <em>Worldview</em> sits down with Hussam Hadi, who directs an Arabic cartoon channel called Spacetoon Kids TV. It's been celebrated for engaging Iraqi kids who've grown up in war, exploring topics from education to healthcare to hygiene. And in recent months, a number of Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. Though these self-immolations aren't new, they're rising and spreading to more areas. We talk to local Tibetan Tanzim Jamyang about why a growing number of Tibetans have turned to self-immolation.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:58:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-02-02