One of the most popular Tibetan language newspapers in exile, with readership spanning across 18 different countries, the Bod-Kyi-Dus Bab or Tibet Times based in the Dharamshala, marked its 10 years of successful running.
Since its inception by Rabsel and Sonam Tsering in 1996, at times when several other private newspapers in Tibetan had closed shop within a span of months, the Tibet Times gradually increased its frequency from once a month, to a fortnightly, to the present 10-day, in addition to publishing some 11 Tibetan books.
The Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Karma Chophel. Addressing the ceremony as the chief guest, Speaker Karma Chophel underscored the fact that Tibet Times has survived for 10 years, despite all the constraints, is an indication of the people’s favorable verdict on its reportage as accurate, fair and balanced. Mr Chophel also said that as a newspaper is a watchdog of not only the government, but also the civil society and its various organizations,
Information Secretary Thubten Samphel spoke on how media can not only shed light on popular views, but also create desirable sentiments in public, Kasur Lobsang Nyandak Zayul said that Tibetan newspapers should also introduce in-depth investigative and follow-up stories to produce a better outcome.
Information for this report was provided by Tibet Net.