The Tibetan Political Review has come out with an editorial that provides a masterly analysis of the whole RFA controversy and offers a way in which exile Tibetans can use this contentious debate to empower their fledgling democratic system. The solution offered is similar to the one I proposed in my two pieces, namely the creation of a high-powered parliamentary committee to investigate this matter, but the editors of the Political Review have come up with something more comprehensive and permanent in their “Transparency and Oversight Committee”, and have also managed to couch their analysis and solution in language more diplomatic than mine, which I hope will make it more acceptable to members of the exile parliament and CTA leaders. JN.
Can Some Good Come From the RFA Controversy?
By the editorial board of The Tibetan Political Review
Watching the Radio Free Asia (RFA) controversy unfold has been a painful process, not the least because it threatens to overshadow the tragedy inside Tibet and complicate support for Tibet in the US Congress. Given that this unwelcome controversy cannot be wished away, however, the only real choice is how to handle it. In our view, the Tibetan government-in-exile (TGIE) has an opportunity: it can show its people – and the world – that it is mature, transparent, and capable of juggling multiple crises like any other democracy…
Read at: http://www.tibetanpoliticalreview.org/editorials/cansomegoodcomefromtherfacontroversy