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Father of Four Self-Immolates in Kham Tawu

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21.05.2015
Tenzin Gyatso, around 35 years of age, and a father of four, self immolated outside a government meeting hall in Khangsar town of Tawu county around 8pm local time. More

Video 20th Anniversary of Panchen Lama’s State Sponsored Disappearance by PRC Government

Kunleng discusses the disappearance of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, whose abduction took place within days of being formally announced and recognized as reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama by the Dalai Lama.

Audio China Arrests Tibetan Monk in Tawu, Sentences Popular Singer from Driru

Chinese authorities have arrested a Tibetan monk from Nyitso Monastery and sentenced a Tibetan singer in Nagchu Prefecture to a three and half year prison term.

Video China Arrests a Monk and Sentences a Popular Singer

Chinese authorities have arrested a Tibetan monk from Nyitso Monastery in Tawu County, and sentenced a Tibetan singer from Driru County in Nagchu Prefecture to a three and half year prison term.

Audio Tibetans and Supporters Organize Global Solidarity Campaign for Panchen Lama

"The case of the Panchen Lama is not only the story of an innocent six-year old child disappearing for 20 years, but also a blatant symptom of political repression and lack of religious freedom," said Tashi Phuntsok, Spokesperson of Central Tibetan Administration.

Audio ICT Raises 80,000 USD for Nepal Quake Victims

“While some funds are meant for immediate relief purposes, the other half would be directed towards long term rehabilitation work of the affected areas,” says Mr. Buchung Tsering, Vice President of International Campaign for Tibet.

Multimedia 24 Killed as Quake Rocks Nepal

7.3-magnitude quake, followed by at least six aftershocks, hits early Tuesday afternoon, causing landslides, collapsing buildings

Audio Monks and Nuns Operate Highly Effective Relief Work In Nepal

The initial focus area of the majority of the relief and rescue efforts were apparent in Kathmandu and its surroundings, however, as the scale of destruction in Nepal's remote areas became more evident, many shifted their emphasis from the city centers to the rural regions.

Audio India's New Government May Change Their Stand on Tibet

“India has sent several messages to the Chinese government regarding its stand on Tibet, saying that Tibet is a disputed area," says Professor Agnihotri while speaking to the delegates of Bharat-Tibbat Sahyog Manch (BTSM) on the closing ceremony of their general body meeting.

Audio TWA Convenes 11th General Body Meeting

The organization launched three publications in Tibetan; “History of Tibetan Women Leaders”, “Tibetans Intermarriages inside Tibet and Exile” and “History of Regional Tibetan Women’s Association"

Audio Tibetan Relief and Rehabilitation Response for Nepal Quake Victims

Earthquake specific solidarity activities that are organized in different parts of the United States, spearheaded by local Tibetan NGOs and organizations are discussed.

Audio Sikyong Releases Tibetan Translation of 'Authenticating Tibet'

The book was initially published in French by two Tibetologist as, 'Le Tibet est-il chinios' in 2002 with a collection of work submitted by other Tibetologists in Europe and America.

Audio Indigenous and Diaspora Tibetans Show Support and Solidarity for Quake Victims

While Tibetans in both indigenous and diaspora are primarily focused on solidarity and support related efforts, those on the ground are undertaking a massive relief and recovery efforts in the affected areas.

Audio China Releases Tibetan Monk Following Four Year Prison Term

Jigme Samten, about 30 years of age from Ngog Gyalmo Monastery was a participant in a 2008 protest against China's repressive policies towards the Tibetans.

Audio PM Narendra Modi Attends Buddha Purnima Celebration

"21st Century will never be a Century of Asia without Buddhism," says India's Prime Minister while addressing the celebration gathering, organized by the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC).

Audio Tibetans Arrested After Mining Protest in Kham Gonjo

Tashi Lamsang, a resident of Dharamsala tells VOA's Tibetan Service that he had received the news from a reliable source in Tibet, and that the ten Tibetan local leaders had previously approached the local authorities pleading them to discontinue the road construction.

Audio People on Both Areas of Tibet Nepal Border Devastated by Recent Quake: Update

There are widespread reports of damage to people's houses and properties on either side of Nepal Tibet border area (Dham) and almost all the area in the border regions were badly affected by earthquake.

Audio Tibetans in Delhi Hold Prayer Service and Collect Donations for Nepal

The prayer service, jointly organized by the Tibetan Welfare Office in Delhi and the Samyeling Tibetan Colony Head was attended by hundreds of Tibetans living in the area who recited prayers of Zangchod Monlam and Dhemon.

Audio Many Border Areas in Tibet Hit Hard by Nepal Quake and Aftershocks

According to China's state run media, some 24,800 people have been relocated from the affected areas which includes the worst affected areas like Kyirong and Nyam. Report also indicate that the quake toppled 1,206 houses and destroyed 9,974.

Audio CTA Offers Special Prayer for Nepal Earthquake Victims

As a token of solidarity with the people of Nepal, the Dalai Lama have asked his trust to make a donation towards the rescue and relief efforts.

Video Land Grab in Thangkor by Local Chinese Authority Sparks Protest

The nexus of communist party officials, businesses, and security apparatuses in enabling land grabs with none to low compensations to local Tibetans in places like Thangkor, Dzoge County, and Ngapa.

Audio Disappeared Since Age Six, Panchen Lama Turns 26

Ever since his abduction, no one from the outside world, including the United Nations and Amnesty International has had access to learn about the whereabouts of the boy, who turns 26 this Friday.

Audio Tibetan Chamber for Commerce Begins Tenth Annual Meeting

Lobsang Sangay shared stories of some of the wealthiest business tycoons such as Ford and Gates, whose commitment towards philanthropy were exemplary, and requested the present members of TCC to implement these model in the Tibetan society.

Audio Price of Damming Tibet’s Rivers

Despite being the most dammed country in the world, China has plans to build more dams on the rivers originating from Tibet to meet the energy and water supply need of the Chinese towns and cities.

Audio Himalayan Elders Project Undertakes Eighty for Eighty Initiative

Contributions of 1500 Indian Rupees will be made to 80 elders in financially destitute settlements in India.

Audio China Arrests Tibetan Writer from Ngaba

Lomig, 27 is the pen name of Jo Jamyang, a prolific young writer from Meruma, a township within the Ngaba and Qiang Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

Audio CTA Appeals for International Support to Release Panchen Lama

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima at the young age of six was recognized as the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama by the Dalai Lama, and within days of this announcement, he was abducted.

Audio Dalai Lama’s Biographer Speaks to Delhi Unversity Tibetan Students

Speaking on the life and works of Tibet's spiritual leader, Professor Narkyid said that he was surprised to see the inherent compassionate nature and inclination to truth and justice of the Dalai Lama even at a young age.

Audio China Calls on Dalai Lama to 'Put Aside Illusions' About Talks

Beijing claims it is disappointed that the Dalai Lama remains committed to 'Middle Way' - which he says merely seeks genuine autonomy for Himalayan Tibet region.

China Accuses Dalai Lama of Inciting Tibet Self-Immolations

Similar accusations have been denied in the past, and exiled Tibetan spiritual leader has called the deaths sad and ineffective in changing Chinese policy.

China: Greater Autonomy for Tibet 'Not Up For Discussion'

Beijing criticized the Dalai Lama's proposed 'Middle Way Approach' as a deceptive attempt to 'create a state within a state'

Audio Tibetan Man Burns Himself To Death In Front Of Makeshift Altar

Ngaba county, once part of the Tibetan province of Amdo, but located today in the Chinese province of Sichuan, is the epicenter of the Tibetan self-immolation protests which started there in 2009 and has since witnessed the most number of such protests.

In Australia, New Tibetan Migrants Learn to Swim

Swimming is an important safety skill for those living near the ocean and a way to adapt to Australian culture

Audio Interview With His Holiness The Sakya Trizin

The current throne holder of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism whose spiritual masters became teachers to Kublai Khan and later Mongol rulers, and who ruled Tibet in the 13th and 14th centuries,discusses the revolutionary new system of leadership transition announced in the Fall of 2014.

Audio Tibetan Nun Self-immolates to Protest Chinese Rule in Karze

Yegha, 47, a native of Draksur Village in Tsogo Township of Drago County circumambulated the Karze monastery before setting herself on fire at Kubumshab.

Audio SFT India Campaigns Tulku Tenzin Delek’s Medical Parole

"The campaign will highlight the Chinese law on medical parole through signature campaign, submitting appeals to foreign missions including the European Union," says the Grassroots Campaign Coordinator of SFT-India.

Audio Tibetan Writer Shokjung Arrested in Rebkong

Shokjung is the pen name of Druklo, a prolific young writer from Gengya, a township within the Labrang district in Amdo, who writes heartfelt prose and poetry that look at life in Tibet today.

China 'Appreciates' Sri Lanka's Stance on Dalai Lama Invitation

Sri Lankan Buddhist monks have invited the Dalai Lama to visit the island, but an official said Colombo was unlikely to allow it.

Audio Tibet Supporters Call for Release of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche on Medical Parole

A highly respected lama in Lithang county, Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture was arrested in April 2002.

Audio Shoton Festival and the Different Traditions of Tibetan Opera

The Shoton (Yogurt) festival celebrates the Tibetan heritage of Opera, Ache Lhamo.

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CTA Incentivizes Population Growth with Scholarship Programi
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22.05.2015
Kunleng discusses the Central Tibetan Administration's scholarships for large and low income families as an incentive towards increasing the stagnant population numbers for exile Tibetans.

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20th Anniversary of the Panchen Lama’s State Sponsored Disappearance By The PRC Governmenti
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༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་གི་ངོས་འཛིན་གནང་བའི་པཎ་ཆེན་སྐུ་ཕྲེང་༡༡་པ་དགེ་འདུན་ཆོས་ཀྱི་ཉི་མའམ། པཎ་ཆེན་བསྟན་དགེ་འདུན་ཡེ་ཤེས་འཕྲིན་ལས་ཕུན་ཚོགས་དཔལ་བཟང་པོ་གར་སོང་ཆ་མེད་དུ་གྱུར་ནས་ལོ་༢༠་འཁོར་པ་དེར་བགྲོ་གླེང་བྱ་རྒྱུ།
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Video 20th Anniversary of the Panchen Lama’s State Sponsored Disappearance By The PRC Government

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Video Modi’s Visit to China & Sino Indian Relations

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Video Tibetan Action For Nepal Earthquake Relief

The involvement of Tibetans and the Tibetan Buddhist monastic community in the disaster relief efforts in the two earthquakes that have hit Nepal.
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Video Interview With Kalon Dicki Chhoyang

An exclusive interview with the Central Tibetan Administration’s Minister of the Department of Information and International Relations on the status of Sino-Tibetan Relations, the workings of her Ministry, her experience of growing up in Canada and serving as a Minister in the CTA, and her views on the role of Tibetan youth and the future of the Tibetan movement.
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Video Tibetan translation of Authenticating Tibet: Answers to China’s 100 Questions On Tibet

Tibetan translation of Authenticating Tibet: Answers to China’s 100 Questions On Tibet, published by the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.
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Cyber Tibet May 15, 2015i
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15.05.2015
྇྇The online statement on the gambling problems in Tibet by Historian Derong Tsering Dhondup, two Tibetan diaries on the earthquake in Nepal, a New Yorker article and an online post by Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser on the wedding photos of a Tibetan couple that went viral in China, and speaks with the creator of tibetwebdesign.com, Sangyal Dorjee on his experience creating Tibetan websites, and plays a new song for Mothers by Sonam Rinchem.
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Video Cyber Tibet May 15, 2015

྇྇The online statement on the gambling problems in Tibet by Historian Derong Tsering Dhondup, two Tibetan diaries on the earthquake in Nepal, a New Yorker article and an online post by Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser on the wedding photos of a Tibetan couple that went viral in China, and speaks with the creator of tibetwebdesign.com, Sangyal Dorjee on his experience creating Tibetan websites, and plays a new song for Mothers by Sonam Rinchem.
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Video Cyber Tibet May 01, 2015

Cyber Tibet looks at the online campaigns for the earthquake in Nepal and Tibet, Facebook activates safety check tool, popular Tibetan Chinese singer Hanhong’s aid efforts in earthquake-hit Tibetan areas, and Skype interview with Tenzin Tseten and Lhakpa on key social media tools they use for communication with family hit in disaster area of Nepal and Tibet.

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