The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup are holding a BBG Research Series briefing, Tibet Media Use 2012.
The gathering, which will take place on July 26 from 9–10 a.m. Eastern time in Washington, will unveil the findings — and implications — as regards Tibetan sources of news and information from a survey of travelers reached during the Dalai Lama’s recent Kalachakra teachings in Bodhgaya, India.
According to the findings, 89% of Tibetan travelers surveyed had televisions in their homes, but none considered any official media outlet their main reliable news source. Nearly three quarters (74%) say other people are their top source for reliable news.
In fact, when asked to name up to three sources of news, 94% named word-of-mouth sources, while, the BBG said, more respondents mentioned DVDs than official media.
The event is free but registration is required.