"A classification system used to categorise humans into distinct populations or groups by anatomical, cultural, ethnic, genetic, geographical, historical, linguistic, religious, and/or social affiliation.”
Racism can be defined as:
“The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.”
When a group of people are labeled according to a certain religious belief or affiliation and their access to public services, jobs, livelihoods and social freedoms are denied or restricted on the basis of this belief or affiliation this is racism.
What I can tell you about myself is that I'm an independent journalist currently based in the UK. During the course of my investigation and preparation for this publication I have encountered an unusually high amount of abuse and threats which has led to me being advised to publish this website anonymously.
Whilst this is what I do for a living there is absolutely no reason for any of my family or colleagues to be targeted with bullying or intimidation. So for their sake I have followed the advice I was given.
Already some people who disagree with my publishing this website are trying to spread false rumours that I am not actually a journalist, sadly this isn't the case. I am a member of the UK's National Union of Journalists and I carry an International Press Card.
I have worked as an independent journalist in the UK for the last 4 years in an unbroken stint and have worked in the media on and off for over 20 years. If you want to check my Twitter account @IndyHack (that I had to create specifically for this publication) you will see that the National Union of Journalists London Freelance Branch follow me and were one of the first to follow me - you will have to scroll to the very bottom of the growing list of followers though.
It is sad that speaking truthfully about government oppression garners such attempts at character assasination, threats and abuse, but this is why this website has been published anonymously. Thank you to all of my fellow journalists that have supported me in raising this issue and are helping to bring it to the public's attention.
If you are an accredited journalist and would like more details, source information, photograph permissions and the like please get in touch. I will try and be as helpful as possible and can forward your request to any of the photographers that have supplied me with images for this publication. You can email me at:
If you just want to abuse me then you can email me at: email@example.com.
Or to follow any updates regarding this publication, interviews, published excerpts and the like you can follow me on Twitter.
Whilst I take the view that my identity will not alter any of the facts or quotes contained in this publication I know that it affects my opinions and interpretations. Unfortunately I can't seperate those out because being a journalist I cannot write without an opinion, so for that I'm sorry.
What I would suggest though is that you try to leave my opinions to one side. Likewise try and leave any of the religious views to one side.
What I've tried my best to do here is present the facts about the Tibetan government's activities of prejudice against its own citizens. Whether you agree with the practice of Dorje Shugden or not is neither here nor there, this is about human rights and integrity.
Look at the facts, read the quotes and draw your own conclusions.