blogs

Enjoy a large variety of incisive and original opinions and analysis on Tibet’s political affairs, society, culture and arts.

book & film reviews

Original reviews of books, magazines, films and music relevant to Tibet’s struggle for independence.

cinema ’59

Discuss and organize screenings of films of freedom struggle and national liberation, and propose specific titles that inspire you.

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Find out about past and forthcoming events, demonstrations, actions and conferences around the world.

videos & photos

Check the latest videos from a number of sharing websites and photos collections on Tibet’s struggle for independence.

The Young King and the Sea
Tenpa Gashi  |  Nov 25, 2010  |  2 Comments

I was sipping on a drink in Goa,
away from all the silliness,
wading in the warm ocean,
I was minding my own business.
Two fish swam up to me
moving with the ocean sway,
they took a long look at …

The culling and the show down at Gangkyi Corral
Tenpa Gashi  |  Nov 18, 2010  |  6 Comments

An observation of the recently concluded preliminary election by a Tenzing Tethong supporter. I tried to be as objective as possible but if anybody finds it overly one-sided, you know which department you can forward …

Through a Blurry Cellphone Video, Darkly
Language, Identity & Revolution in Tibet
Jamyang Norbu  |  Nov 11, 2010  |  No Comment

The task of getting news out of Tibet these day has taken on the frustrating ambience of cold-war research methodology. Not exactly Sovietologists and old-time China watchers poring over precious photographs of Mayday line-ups for …

Harry Wu Wins Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom
Web Chowkidar  |  Nov 10, 2010  |  No Comment
Harry Wu Wins Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

Laogai Research Foundation’s press release
WASHINGTON, DC, November 10, 2010.  Laogai Research Foundation (LRF) Founder and Executive Director Harry Wu, along with distinguished scholar Robert Conquest and Lithuanian politician and activist Emanuelis Zingeris, received the Truman-Reagan …

Freedom of Tongue
Bhuchung D. Sonam  |  Nov 9, 2010  |  One Comment
Freedom of Tongue

Since the Chinese occupation of Tibet, the Communist Party’s outlook towards Tibetan language and religion has been of extreme suspicion and fear. Tibetan people’s way of life and their outlook towards the world is inextricably linked with Buddhism, which in turn is firmly linked with Tibetan language. This shared culture bind Tibetans into a unified entity giving them a sense of national identity.

Politics of the Prize
Palden Gyal  |  Nov 3, 2010  |  No Comment
Politics of the Prize

When the Nobel Committee declared that the Nobel Peace Prize 2010 to be awarded to Liu Xiaobo “for his non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China“, it sent a wave of exhilaration across the globe …

Lhasa Public Security Summon Woeser
Jamyang Norbu  |  Nov 2, 2010  |  3 Comments
Lhasa Public Security Summon Woeser

Urgent Blogpost by Woeser; Lhasa Public Security Bureau Summon Her
High Peaks Pure Earth has translated an urgent blogpost by Woeser describing how she was summoned on the phone by the Lhasa Public Security Bureau. The …

Acceptance Speech by Tsering Woeser
International Women's Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award, 2010
Tsering Woeser  |  Oct 28, 2010  |  No Comment
Acceptance Speech by Tsering Woeser

Ladies and Gentlemen:
My heartfelt thanks to the International Women’s Media Foundation for its Courage in Journalism Award.  Since the Chinese government will not give me a passport, I am unable to come and accept this …

获得“新闻勇气奖”对我意味着什么?
Tsering Woeser  |  Oct 28, 2010  |  No Comment
获得“新闻勇气奖”对我意味着什么?

今年4月,我收到国际妇女传媒基金会的邮件,通知将授予我2010年的“新闻勇气奖”。这是国际上一项重要的奖项,正如来信中写到:“每一年基金会都会给世界上三名杰出的女性记者发奖,以表彰她们在困难和危险情况下,忠于职守的非凡毅力和决心。……如同你一样,得到这个奖项的勇敢女性们,往往冒着生命和事业的危险来捍卫自由、民主和人权。”而在举行颁奖仪式之际,我将获奖致辞公布于此:
感谢国际妇女传媒基金会授予我“新闻勇气奖”。因为中国政府不给我护照,我无法前来接受这光荣的奖项,但我的心灵是封锁不住的,此刻正与你们在一起,感受来自你们的温暖和鼓励。

An Appeal by 27 Tibetan Writers to Tsongon Provincial Gov. and its Education Department
Shingza Rinpoche  |  Oct 27, 2010  |  No Comment

According to Article 10 of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Regional National Autonomy — “The organs of self-government of national autonomous areas shall guarantee the freedom of the nationalities in these …