Protesters in Brisbane have implored G20 leaders to act on alleged human rights abuses in Tibet. Source: AAP

Tibetans protest ahead of G20 summit in Australia

DHARAMSALA, Nov 14: A day ahead of the 9th G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, where leaders across the world are set to discuss global economy, a group of Tibetans released an airborne banner using two black balloons reading, “China fails human rights, G-20 unite for Tibet”.

Sarah Sewall and the Dalai Lama.

Senior US official to assess Tibetan refugee issues

DHARAMSALA, Nov 13: The US Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights and also the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues, Ms Sarah Sewall who is currently in Nepal as part of her eight-day visit to India and Nepal beginning Nov 9 is scheduled to visit Tibetan communities in both the countries.

Dr Emily Ting Yeh, Chair of Deparment of Geography, University of Colorado.

TPI holds conference on ‘Environment, Economy and Development of Tibet’

DHARAMSALA, Nov 4: The Tibet Policy Institute (TPI), a research centre of the Central Tibetan Administration today held a conference on the Environment, Economy and the Development of Tibet.

Nine prominent NGOs urge Obama to publicly call for prisoners’ release

DHARAMSALA, Nov 3: Nine leading non-governmental organizations have urged US President Barrack Obama to take up the Chinese government’s crackdown on civil society as a barrier to bilateral relations during his upcoming visit to China.

China directs Nepal to strengthen restrictions on Tibetans with extra aid

China directs Nepal to strengthen restrictions on Tibetans with extra aid

DHARAMSALA, Oct 30: China has announced additional 20 million yuan in annual developmental aid to Nepal while asking the Nepalese government to curb ‘anti-China’ activities on Nepalese soil.

Jury and this year’s awardees of the snowlion. Also in this image: Chinese journalist Chang Ping who gave a key note speech, and ICT-Germany’s board chairman Prof. Jan Andersson. (Photo courtesy: Michael Rahn)

ICT Germany presents German journalists with ‘Snow Lion’ journalist award

DHARAMSALA, Oct 23: Several German journalists were awarded International Campaign for Tibet Germany’s ‘Snow Lion’ award which recognizes excellence in independent reporting on Tibet.

New UN rights chief in talks with Beijing to visit Tibet

New UN rights chief in talks with Beijing to visit Tibet

DHARAMSALA, Oct 17: In his first media briefing, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, the new United Nations high commissioner for human rights on Thursday said he is in talks with Chinese authorities about a trip to Tibet.

CECC 2014 annual report critical of human rights and rule of law situation in Tibet

DHARAMSALA, Oct 14: The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), in its annual report for 2014, released on October 9 has said there was an increase in harsh security and punitive measures in Tibetan areas while maintaining that human rights and rule of law in China has deteriorated compared to the past year.

China dismisses Dalai Lama’s Wutai Shan pilgrimage wish

DHARAMSALA, Oct 9: Maintaining its hard line stance, China on Wednesday dismissed Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s desire to undertake pilgrimage to Wutai Shan, a sacred mountain in northern China considered sacred by Buddhists in Tibet and China alike.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Ama Wäger during his visit to Salzburg, Austria on May 21, 2012.
Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

His Holiness expresses sadness over demise of Ama Wäger

DHARAMSALA, Oct 7: Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed sadness at the passing away of Mrs Irmtraut Wäger, popularly known among Tibetans as Ama (mother) Wäger, who had dedicated her entire life to help and support Tibetan refugees, particularly in the education field.