Radio Free Asia’s Tibetan service broke the news on October 17 about a Tibetan nun setting herself ablaze and dying in protest of China’s rule. Many believe this is the first time a Tibetan female has self-immolated since the Chinese took over Tibet in the 1950s. The incident led to world-wide protests among exiled Tibetans.
BBG hosted Pop!Tech’s only satellite event on October 21 and brought presentations by innovators from different disciplines to its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The event live-streamed VOA’s popular satire show Parazit’s appearance from the Pop!Tech 2011 conference in Maine and featured presentations from iStrategyLabs, Heritage Foundation, RFA, RFE, MBN, OCB and VOA.