Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sat 20, Jul 2019 05:07 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Only Dalai Lama has the right over his reincarnation, Chinese statement politically motivated: Dalai Lama's office
Dalai Lama greets the first woman president of the European Commission
His Holiness’ message of religious harmony is doing magic in Ladakh: Sonam Wangchuk
Niece of slain Tibetan religious leader urges Trump to support Tibet, Dalai Lama’s return
Speaker Pelosi condemns Xi Jinping for persecuting people for their faith
Compassion is indispensable for a good doctor: Dalai Lama
Drones, check points and travel restriction at Yachen Gar
India must recognize Beijing’s Dalai Lama or risk ‘major political difference’: Chinese official
Must not lose hope for Tibet: Dalai Lama tells Tibetan youth
Evicted Tibetan nuns from Yachen Gar beaten by Chinese guards
 Latest Photo News
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
More than a thousand Tibetans, Uyghurs and supporters protest in Paris to denounce China's repression in Tibet. Xi Jinping will be on an official visit to France from Monday. Under a canopy of flags with snow lions, protesters marched from the Trocadero Human Rights Square to the Peace Wall at the other end of the Champ de Mars. 25 March 2019. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
Tibet Action Institute holds awareness programme on online threats
Phayul[Thursday, June 13, 2013 23:11]
By Phuntsok Yangchen

The awareness programme, Targeted Online Threats in the Tibetan Community being held at the TCV McLeod Ganj Day School in Dharamshala on June 12, 2013. (Photo/TAI)
The awareness programme, Targeted Online Threats in the Tibetan Community being held at the TCV McLeod Ganj Day School in Dharamshala on June 12, 2013. (Photo/TAI)
DHARAMSHALA, June 13: In the face of ever growing targeted online threats against the Tibetan community, a public awareness event was organised in the exile Tibetan headquarters of Dharamshala on Wednesday.

The event, ‘Targeted Online Threats in the Tibetan Community,’ was held at TCV Day School auditorium in McLeod Ganj by the Tibet Action Institute, a special project of Students for a Free Tibet.

Around a hundred Tibetans and foreigners attended the awareness event. Key speakers included Masashi Crete-Nishihata from the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and Lhadon Tethong, Director of Tibet Action Institute.

Speaking about his research on security threats faced by the Tibetan community, Masashi said Tibetans are targeted as a community and not as an individual.

An independent report by Akamai Technologies earlier this year had found that China is the world’s largest source of cyber attacks, accounting for a third of all the cyberattacks in the third quarter of 2012.

Lhadon, who heads the Institute, which develops the use of “leading-edge technology in order to achieve long-term campaign goals, create safe and secure communication systems, and build movement capacity and capability” explained why Tibetans are being constantly targeted.

She noted that Tibetans have been “effective in undermining Chinese control inside Tibet and in exile” forcing Beijing to see Tibetans as a challenge to their power.

“They (China) are not fighting us because we are weak; they are fighting us because we are strong,” Lhadon said.

She stressed on the role of individuals in combating the constant barrage of cyber attacks, most of which emanate from China.

“Everyone of us collectively bears some kind of responsibility; we all have a role to play in keeping the community safe and secure,” said Lhadon. “We can make a commitment to be safe for the sake of our people and for the sake of the lives and securities Tibetans inside Tibet who are risking everything. We can try to provide them with a little bit of protection in their lives.”

Secure mobile apps for Android and Iphone and public awareness materials were also distributed during the event.

According to its website, the Tibet Action Institute “maximises the power and potential of new communication technologies for the Tibetan Freedom Movement and trains young Tibetan leaders in the art of strategic nonviolent resistance.” The institute also helps Tibetans “defend against China’s malicious cyber attacks and promote safer and more secure communications between all Tibetans.”
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
China sentences two Tibetan singers
China sentences Tibetan student leader to four years in jail
Tibet Action Institute holds awareness programme on online threats
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
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 © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement