China attempts to control the spread of information inside Tibet through strict monitoring and censorship over social media, email and telephone communications. Communications are often blacked out after protests and security incidents.
China also strictly controls the flow of information out of Tibet. Foreign journalists, human rights organisations and diplomats are rarely allowed entry into Tibet and, when they are, they are closely chaperoned by Chinese officials.
Tibetans who share information inside Tibet or attempt to send information outside Tibet face arrest and lengthy sentences.
Funding from foreign powers and international NGOs to local Tibetan NGOs are also restricted and evicted.