It is a bit outside the realm usually covered by New Mandala but I thought this recent blog post by Ben Hillman, who works at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the ANU, was worth drawing to our readers’ collective attention. His reflections on media coverage and its impact on the cause of Tibetan autonomy are thought-provoking in all sorts of ways. I expect that readers whose core interests lie in mainland Southeast Asia will see some interesting parallels.