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European Parliament hosts Conference on Re-education camps in China and persecution against minorities

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 21:05
Brussels, BELGIUM: An intense two-hour-long conference on re-education camps in China and persecution against minorities was held in the European Parliament on Tuesday. Hosted by MEP Thomas Mann, the conference featured two sections: a panel discussion on the situation in … Continued

Nepal asked to honour principle of “non-refoulement”: Tibetan refugees should not be returned where their lives, religion, culture, language is threatened

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:53
Dharamshala: The US Secretary of the State asked the Nepal government to honour the principle of “non-refoulement”, a cornerstone of international refugee law whereby asylum seekers or refugees can’t be forced to return to a country where they can be … Continued

Tibet has never been a part of China anywhere in its pre-1949 history

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:03
by T.G. Arya* The Chinese communist mouthpiece, the Global Times, recently carried an article, “Western media report on Tibet full of bias” by Xu Hailin. But the irony of the article is that, while it criticized western media of ignorance … Continued

Budget Session of the Tibetan Parliament Begins

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 19:14
Dharamshala: The budget session for the financial year 2019-2020 of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile began today. This is the 7th session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament. This year’s budget session will witness presentation of the Central Tibetan Administration’s annual budget proposal by Kalon … Continued

Detained Former Tibetan Political Prisoner Secretly Sentenced to 18 Years, Wife to 2 Years

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:44
-Filed by UN, EU and Human Rights Desk, DIIR Dharamshala: News emerges from Tibet that Chinese authorities have sentenced Lodoe Gyatso, a former Tibetan political prisoner, to 18 years in prison while his wife has been given a two-year prison … Continued

Kashag invites Tibetans across globe to contribute in Tenshug offering for His Holiness the Dalai Lama scheduled May 2019

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 00:00
Dharamshala: To symbolise the collective aspirations of the six million Tibetans and reaffirm the unity of the three provinces, the Kashag of Central Tibetan Administration invited Tibetans across the globe to contribute in a Tenshug offering for Tibet’s supreme spiritual … Continued

Tibetan National Flag Flutters in the Villes & Vales of Europe

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 21:38
In the unique tradition of many European municipalities, March 10 is the day when they officially hoist the Tibetan flag. There were other municipalities who raised the Tibetan flag at the Town Hall throughout the year. On the 60th Anniversary of … Continued

Resume dialogue with Dalai Lama envoys immediately: US Religious Freedom Ambassador to China

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 18:32
Dharamshala: In an official re-affirmation of the United State government’s unstinting support for CTA’s Middle Way Approach, the US Ambassador-At-Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback said the US will continue to support the Dalai Lama’s Middle Way approach and urged … Continued

2019 Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award Conferred on His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:20
Dharamshala: Rev. Thomas Zinkula, Bishop of Davenport, Iowa traveled over 7,200 miles to Dharamsala to present The Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award to the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 4 March.  The Pacem in Terris Peace … Continued

Tibetans in Switzerland and Liechtenstein Honour Former Political Prisoner Dhondup Wangchen

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:00
-By Tibet Bureau, Geneva Switzerland, 17 March 2019: Tibetan community in Switzerland and Liechtenstein hosted a public reception in honour of Dhondup Wangchen, a prominent political prisoner, who is currently in Switzerland for human rights advocacy meetings, today. The public … Continued

China’s Deputy Foreign Minister to the UN Human Rights Council: ‘Tibetans enjoy a free and happy life’

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 14:51
-By Tibet Bureau Geneva Geneva: On Friday, China’s Deputy Foreign Minister Le Yucheng led a delegation at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), rejecting legitimate criticisms about the lack of basic human rights in Tibet and other regions in the … Continued

Trending This Week on Social Media: In your hearts you remain undefeated, in your minds you are already liberated says Former Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama during the 60th Tibetan National Uprising Day

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 18:39
  Seretse Khama Ian Khama, former President of Botswana made his precious presence as a chief guest during the commemoration of 60th Tibetan National Uprising Day in Dharamshala despite his own government reluctance to let him attend the anniversary for … Continued

Situation in Tibet Raised at the 40th UN Session of UN Human Rights Council

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 17:52
-Filed by Tibet Bureau, Geneva Geneva: At the ongoing 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council, several member states and International Human Rights organisation expressed concerns over unabated deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet, earlier this week. Highlighting human rights … Continued

In Pictures: Tibetan National Uprising Marked Across Northern Europe

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 22:24
Glimpses of Tibetan national uprising day commemorated across Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Scotland, England, Lithuania, Latvia & Republic of Ireland, as filed by Office of Tibet, London. Tibetan Community in Sweden, along with supporters, going on a march in the streets of … Continued

Costumes, Jewellery and Hats of Old Tibet: Review by Thubten Samphel

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 20:58
  Costumes and Jewellery of Tibet By Namgyal L. Taklha The Tibet Museum, Dharamshala, 2018, pp 196 By Thubten Samphel* Traditional Tibet was a land of hats. These hats were worn to protect Tibetan heads from the searing summer sun … Continued

Tibet Support Groups in India commemorate 60th Anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 15:59
New Delhi: On Sunday, March 10, 2019 Tibetans across the world commemorated the 60th anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day against the forceful occupation of Tibet by Communist China. Tuning with their Tibetan brothers and sisters, Tibet Support Groups in … Continued

Home Kalon Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang Addresses Tibetan Community in Switzerland

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 15:46
-Filed by Tibet Bureau, Geneva Switzerland: Kalon Sonam Topgyal, Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration accompanied by Representative Chhimey Rigzin and Sonam Tharchin, Tibet Bureau Geneva, addressed Tibetan community in Switzerland & Liechtenstein, yesterday. Addressing large gathering of Tibetans in … Continued

Third Special General Meeting of Tibetans to be convened in October 2019

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:16
Dharamshala: Pursuant to Article 59 of Tibetan Charter-in-Exile and the recommendations of the preceding Special General Meeting of the Tibetans, the Kashag and the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile is convening the third Special General Meeting of Tibetans from 3 to 5 October this … Continued

Tibet’s future affects all of Asia – and all of us:

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 21:54
An opinion piece on Tibet’s ecology and its global significance published by Linda Fabiani, Deputy Presiding Officer in the Scottish Parliament, former Scottish Government Minister and Chair of the Cross Party Group for Tibet in the Scottish Parliament in The … Continued

DIIR Hosts 6th Annual Reception for Local Media

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 21:24
Dharamshala: The Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR), Central Tibetan Administration hosted its sixth annual reception for journalists at Club House today. Sixty Indian and Tibetan journalists from leading news agencies including local bureau chiefs and reporters of Dainik … Continued