Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sun 29, Nov 2015 03:31 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Congresswoman to share Tibet trip experience with Tibetans in MN
Tibetan singers, poets perform at Samanvay Indian Language Festival
Suspected Chinese spies tailed me on my trip to Philippines for Pageant: Miss Tibet
China to ‘educate’ monks against 'separatism' in Nangchen
Sikkim declares Dalai Lama's birthday 'restricted holiday'
Tibetan journalists tour media agencies
Tibetans in Nepal twice as pinched by the ongoing fuel crisis
German delegation for rights talk to visit TAR
Hu Yaobang celebrated, his legacy still in the shadows
Human Rights Watch calls for independent probe into Xinjiang terror raid
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves after accepting a long life prayer offering from four Tibetan organizations at the Tsuglakhang, Nov. 3, 2015 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama watches as nuns participate in debate at the 21st Jang Gunchoe religious festival attended by over 300 nuns from India and Nepal. Tsuglakhang, Oct. 31, 2015, Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
TPIE Speaker Penpa Tsering speaks at the third Body, Mind and Life conference organised by the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute at Mentseekhang Hall, Oct. 15, 2015 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Norwegian Authors Union awards Freedom of Expression Prize 2007 to Tsering Woeser
Norwegian Tibet Committee[Monday, December 17, 2007 20:07]
Press Release

Oslo, December 17 - Norwegian authors union's freedom of expression prize for 2007 was given to Woeser living in China. Woeser was selected among many candidates. "We are very proud that Tibetan writer Woeser la has got this prestigious award says Chungdak Koren chairwomen of Norwegian Tibet Committee"

The official statement from the Norwegian Authors Union says "The Norwegian Authors Union is convinced that in this year's(2007) prize winner, we have found a worthy recipient who bravely has chosen to publish her books even though they have a content considered controversial by the Chinese authorities. At the sometime she devotes her time to the struggle for the freedom of expression through her articles and various blogs, also writing about the Chinese suppression and colonialisation of Tibet. Norwegian Authors Union appreciates that Tsering Woeser represents a new generation of bloggers in China, challenging a state monopoly on the access to information through using the internet. It is very clear to us that by giving this prize to Tsering Woeser we have found a female author that are in the middle of one of the most important struggle for freedom of expression in our time."

The prize will consist of NOK 100 000 and a certificate of merit. The award ceremony will take place in Olso during Annual Meeting of Authors Union on 8 March 2008.

For more information:
Norwegain Authors Union
President Mrs Anne Oterholm tel +47 23357620
Website http://www.forfatterforeningen.no/
Print Send Bookmark and Share
 Related Stories
A Lone Tibetan Voice, Intent on Speaking Out
China bars Tibetan writer from attending Freedom award in Oslo
Tibetan poet calls for freedom of speech
Tibetan journalists’ body honours Woeser on its 10th Anniversary
Tibetan Author’s Blog Closed
Tibet Facing Imperialism of Two Kinds: An Analysis of the Woeser Incident
Persecution of Tibetan Writer Mirrors Chinese Imperialism, says Mainland Researcher
  Readers' Comments »
Strong moral support for Freedom! (Tseta)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Norwegian Authors Union awards Freedom of Expression Prize 2007 to Tsering Woeser
It's Principles vs. Profits in Dealing With China
Delhi to host Tibetan film festival
China’s railway brings record high tourists, but not helping Tibetans
Dalai Lama appeals for support at end of private visit to Italy
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 © 2004-2015 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online