Tibet has been off-limits to journalists since the Chinese government brutally suppressed riots in the region five years ago. France 24's regional correspondent Cyril Payen managed to get a seven-day visa to enter the region. What he saw lends weight to the complaints of the Dalai Lama and human rights organisations, who say Tibetan culture is being erased.
Hopes were fading fast Sunday that Chinese search and rescue teams in Tibet would find survivors of Friday's huge landslide, when 83 workers were buried in a gold mine. The bodies of two victims were found on Saturday.
Rescuers in Tibet have found one body after 83 workers were buried beneath a landslide at a gold mining site early on Friday. Despite a massive search and rescue operation, the fate of the 82 other victims remains uncertain.
This show is made up entirely of amateur images. We've seen time and time again how images captured by ordinary citizens then uploaded onto the Web can change history, or at least shift the balance of power. This week, we take a look back at some of those moments.
China's new leader Xi Jinping marks his first 100 days in power - but is he delivering on what Communist party media are calling his "New Deal"? Next, two teenagers set themselves alight to denounce the increasing takeover of Tibetan areas by China's majority ethnic group. And could the next pope hail from Manila? We introduce you to the Filipino cardinal who has a good shot at becoming the first Asian pontiff.
It's a grim milestone for Tibet: 100 years ago this week, the region unilaterally declared independence from China. Today, a Buddhist monk became the 100th person to set themselves on fire in a bid to raise awareness of the repression Tibetans suffer under Chinese rule.
We look at pro-Chavez and pro-opposition papers in Venezuela, amid concerns about the gravity of the Venezuelan president's health problems. Tibet, too, is getting coverage: a comment piece in The New York Times says "Tibet is burning", while another in the China Daily says the Dalai Lama is inciting some Tibetans to commit self-immolation. And we look at one cartoon taking the mickey out of the Pope's move into the Twittersphere.
In recent months, 33 Tibetans have set themselves alight in protest against Beijing's rule. A series of demonstrations in Tibetan monasteries have followed the self-immolations. Many of China's provinces populated by Tibetans remain out of bounds for foreign journalists. Our reporters Baptiste Fallevoz, Delphine Sureau and Duncan Hewitt discovered the level of the constraints as they tried to report on the story.