Activist Bhuchung K. Tsering to be honoured with Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, June 9: Prolific Tibetan writer, researcher and activist Bhuchung K. Tsering will be awarded the prestigious Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation announced Tuesday. He will be honoured with the award on June 9 at the 16th Annual Roll Call of Nations Wreath Laying Ceremony in recognition […]

China lobbies to cancel CTA President’s talk in Australia

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA June 6: The Chinese government is facing allegations of undermining free speech in Australia after its attempt to block the head of Tibet’s government-in-exile from speaking at the National Press Club. The scheduled appearance of President Penpa Tsering has sparked heated debate, with officials from the Chinese embassy expressing their displeasure […]

Tibetan filmmaker to collaborate with ace Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui for upcoming project

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, June 2: Tibetan filmmaker Shenpenn Khymsar is set to work with ace Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui of the hit Bollywood hit film series Gangs of Wasseypur  fame, in his upcoming international project titled ‘KARMA: Running to Stand Still’ and is inspired by Khymsar’s venture into Buddhism, samsara and karma.    Writer-director Khymsar took […]

TCHRD’s website targeted by hackers again

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA June 2: The website of the prominent Dharamshala based research group Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) fell victim to another cyber-attack, the official Facebook handle of the group announced Thursday. As a result, TCHRD has initiated a maintenance mode to investigate the attack and gather crucial information to […]

Tibet is not a lost cause, says former President of CTA

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, June 2: The former President of the Tibetan government-in-exile Dr. Lobsang Sangay, during the 2023 GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum in Slovakia reiterated the Tibetan people’s commitment to continue to fight to resolve the Sino-Tibetan issue despite overwhelming Chinese government resources through propaganda, economic might and geopolitical pressure. He was a panellist at […]

Chinese authorities issue order to make space for dam-building in Rebkong County

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, June 2: Chinese authorities in Rebkong County, in the so called Qinghai Province have issued an order to the local Tibetans to make space for building a dam on May 23, according to Tibet Times, a Tibetan-language news outlet on Monday.  According to the report, the head of the County issued […]

Tibetan filmmaker wins top prize at ‘Cinema at City Garden’

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, May 29: Tsering Wangmo, a Tibetan filmmaker and anthropology student at Washington University in St. Louis, has won top honors at the eighth juried competition of the Cinema at Citygarden program on May 24. Organized by Cinema St. Louis (CSL) and funded by the Gateway Foundation, the program recognizes local filmmakers […]

Tibetan monk released in critical health after serving two years in prison

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, May 29: Tibetan monk Geshe Sonam Gyatso has been released from prison on Thursday in critical health after serving two years in prison for purportedly sending an offering for a prayer and a donation in memoriam of a deceased soul to Kirti Rinpoche (exiled abbot of Kirti Monastery based in India) […]