Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 23, Mar 2018 06:45 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Another jolt to CTA, Global lawmakers’ meet on Tibet called off
US Congress approves 17 million USD for Tibetans inside Tibet, Diaspora
Xi’s revamped administration unveils new cabinet members
Sacred mountain for Tibetans to be mined in Driru, one detained
Tibetan parliament approves Dr. Pema Yangchen as new minister
Noted writer Shokjang released after three years in Chinese prison
March commemorating 60 years since Dalai Lama’s arrival in India begins in Arunachal
Dalai Lama speaks at the Association of Indian Universities' meet in Varanasi
Protestors demand impeachment of President Sangay, MP Yarphel
Dalai Lama to attend CTA’s ‘thank you India’ event in Dharamshala
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves for Gaggal airport, March 17, 2018. He would be attending the first Convocation of the Central University of Jammu (CUJ) on Sunday.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama looks at a picture of his former home, the Potala palace, in Drepung Monastery, Dec 14, 2017, Phayul Photo/Geleck Palsang
Tibetans participate in a candle light vigil to mourn the passing away of Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo in China, TCV Day School, July 14, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
PEN Tibetan Center honors imprisoned Tibetan writers
[Wednesday, November 15, 2017 17:40]
By Tenzin Monlam

Geshe Lobsang Monlam releasing Tibetan Writers Abroad PEN Tibetan's report on imprisoned Tibetan writer, 'Defender of Expression’ at Norbu Hotel on November 15, 2017. Phayul photo
Geshe Lobsang Monlam releasing Tibetan Writers Abroad PEN Tibetan's report on imprisoned Tibetan writer, 'Defender of Expression’ at Norbu Hotel on November 15, 2017. Phayul photo
DHARAMSHALA, November 15: Tibetan Writers Abroad PEN Tibetan today held an event to observe the 36th edition of the Day of the Imprisoned Writer here at Norbu Hotel today. Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Director of PEN Tibet, Mensha Lodoe said, “Today is not a day to express our solidarity but to honor the ‘imprisoned writers’ and their work.”

He added that writing on Tibetan identity and expressing personal viewpoints are the two of the biggest problems faced by the Tibetan writers inside Tibet. He accused China’s propaganda machinery of spreading false facts of Tibet’s identity.

Each year, PEN International comes out with the year’s focus cases with this year’s campaign featuring Cesario Alejandro Félix Padilla Figueroa, an activist from Honduras, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, a blogger from Vietnam; Ramón Esono Ebalé, a cartoonist from Equatorial Guinea; Razan Zaitouneh, a human rights defender from Syria; and Zehra Doğan, a poet from Turkey.

To honor imprisoned Tibetan writers, PEN Tibet also came with a list including Drukar Gyal, (Pen name: Shokjang); Gartse Jigme, a writer and monk; Kunchok Tsephel Gopeytsang, a writer, editor and teacher; Yeshe Choedron, a doctor and writer and Lobsang Jamyang (Pen-name: Lomik).

PEN Tibet along with PEN International and Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) today jointly organized the event to highlight the plight of Tibetan writers.

TCHRD’s Director Tsering Tsomo said that freedom of expression is the root of all human rights. “Without freedom of expression, if China proclaims other rights, it is untrue and unjustified.”

Geshe Lobsang Monlam, founder of Monlam Dictionary, attending as the chief guest launched the organization’s report on imprisoned Tibetan writers, ‘Defender of Expression’.

Later in the evening, Gu-Chu-Sum, the organization of former Tibetan political prisoners, organized a ‘Poetry night in the wood’ in honor of imprisoned Tibetan writers at Dharamkot.

Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Tibetan President in Scandinavia urges support for MWA
PEN Tibetan Center honors imprisoned Tibetan writers
Photo Galleries
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online