After you read Greg’s post on the situation in western China, here’s more background info (recommended via Twitter by Rachel Maddow, one media personality who actually tweets sparingly and who calls it an “awesome backgrounder on Uighur sitch by former [The Rachel Maddow Show-er] Preeti Bhattacharji,” now of the Council on Foreign Relations.)

If you'd like to help CJR and win a chance at one of 10 free print subscriptions, take a brief survey for us here.

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.