US hits more Chinese media outlets with restrictions

US hits more Chinese media outlets with restrictions (Financial Times)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 22: The US announced Wednesday that six more Chinese media outlets functioning in the US have been designated as foreign missions. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo remarked that the move was aimed at pushing back communist propaganda in the country and show that “free nations can work together to […]

Global coalition of NGOs calls for release of 12 Hong Kong activists

Police detain a group of protestors in Hong Kong in June 2020 (Photo-AP)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 22: Calls for the release of 12 Hong Kong activists who were arrested two months ago while attempting the flee the country grows as a global coalition of 87 NGOs demand their release. The 12 were held off the coast of Hong Kong by China’s Coast Guard on 23 August […]

China irked by appointment of US Special Coordinator for Tibet

CTA President Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Assistant Sec. Robert Destro and Rep. Ngodup Tsering in Washington DC. (CTA)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Sep. 21: Beijing on Tuesday said it lodged a diplomatic protest over the appointment of Robert Destro as the Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues and his meeting with Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the head of the Tibetan government in exile known officially as the Central Tibetan Administration. Dr. Sangay with with Assistant […]

Pakistani influencer’s false tweets on Dalai Lama spark demand for apology from Tibetans

Social media influencer Sameera Khan (Photo- Mediate)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 21: Tibetan netizens have demanded apology from Pakistani social media influencer Sameera Khan after she posted a series of tweets since Oct. 17 that said the Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama is “World’s most loved ex-slave owner” and condemned US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) for her admiration […]

TCV and Sambhota schools to partly resume classes from Nov.

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By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 20: Two of the largest Tibetan schools in exile, the Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) and Sambhota schools will reportedly resume its classes for 10th and 12th grades from Nov. 2 despite risks of the Covid-19 pandemic. TCV Education Director Sonam Sichoe confirmed that students and parents have been informed and the date […]

SEE learning program introduced in Ukrainian schools

Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the global launch of SEE learning program in New Delhi in April 2019 (BW Businessworld)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Sept. 20: 26 schools in Ukraine have been introduced with the Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning (SEEL) program on Tuesday after the success of the pilot project that began in 2019. The SEEL concept is developed at Emory University, USA with the support of the Tibetan Buddhist leader His Holiness the […]

Tibetans mourn the death of the Takna Jigme Sangpo

CTA observes prayer service mourning the death of Tibet's longest-serving political prisoner on Monday (Photo- CTA)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 19: The longest-serving Tibetan political prisoner, Takna Jigme Sangpo aged 91 passed away on Saturday at an elderly home in Switzerland. He spent 37 years in Chinese prison for his relentless voice against human rights violations and repressive Chinese policies in Tibet through his stories.  The Tibetan government-in-exile known officially […]

Opinion: The Fate of Widowed Women in Tibetan Society

Sketch by Yingying Zhang

By Sang Mota For Tibetan women, the fight for equality continues through every stage of their lives. When a woman’s husband dies, as a widow she faces a double-edged sword. The widowed woman’s community, neighbors, even close family and friends treat her differently.  In Tibetan society, a widowed women’s life is forever changed as she […]

China worst abuser of internet freedom for 6th consecutive year: Freedom House

China has been deemed the worst abuser of internet freedom fo rthe sixth consecutive year by Freedom House (beebright)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 16: China has been ranked the worst abuser of internet freedom for the sixth consecutive year in the annual Freedom House report as it scored the lowest points (10/100) from the list of 65 countries. The Washington-based Think Tank’s report published on Wednesday revealed that China curbed the net freedom even more […]

Long vacant position of US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues filled

Newly appointed Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Robert A. Destro (The Hindu)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 14: US Assistant Secretary for Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Robert A. Destro will also serve as the new U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, the US Secretary Mike Pompeo revealed Wednesday. An official press release said that the newly appointed official will lead U.S. efforts to promote […]