Jailed Tibetan filmmaker gets Oslo creative dissent award

October 26, 2014 2:10 pm0 comments
Jailed Tibetan filmmaker gets Oslo creative dissent award

(TibetanReview.net, Oct26, 2014) – Tibetan amateur filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen, freed by China in June this year after completing his sentence, was conferred one of the awards of the 2014 Václav Havel International Prize with Creative Dissent by the Oslo Freedom Forum on Oct 22. The forum brings together some of […]

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China directs UN rights chief to ‘regular channel’ for Tibet visit plea

October 25, 2014 1:26 pm0 comments
China directs UN rights chief to ‘regular channel’ for Tibet visit plea

(TibetanReview.net, Oct25, 2014) – China has refused to confirm that the UN’s top human rights official will be permitted to visit Tibet, though leaving a window of opportunity open for him. Reuters Oct 23 cited Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying as telling a daily briefing that Mr Zeid Ra’ad al […]

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Excellence in independent German reporting on Tibet awards presented

October 23, 2014 12:02 am0 comments
Excellence in independent German reporting on Tibet awards presented

(TibetanReview.net, Oct22, 2014) – Independent jurists on Oct 18 presented in Berlin the first prize of the “Snow Lion” award instituted by the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) Germany to Filmmakers and authors Thomas Weidenbach and Shi Ming for their documentary “Struggle for Tibet”. The documentary is a compelling film […]

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Sikyong meets representatives of Tibetans denied asylum in Belgium

October 20, 2014 3:13 pm0 comments
Sikyong meets representatives of Tibetans denied asylum in Belgium

(TibetanReview.net, Oct20, 2014) – The head of the exile Tibetan administration at Dharamshala, India, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay on Oct 17 addressed more than 500 Tibetans in the Belgian city of Antwerpen, said the administration on its Tibet.net website Oct 18. It said he spoke to the Tibetans on a range […]

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Dutch gov’t asked to reconsider 60 failed Tibetan asylum cases

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Dutch gov’t asked to reconsider 60 failed Tibetan asylum cases

(TibetanReview.net, Oct20, 2014) – The head of the exile Tibetan administration at Dharamshala, India, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay on Oct 18 addressed about 350 Tibetans in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, said the exile administration on its Tibet.net website Oct 19. It said he spoke to them about the exile administration’s […]

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Tibetans saddened by German lady benefactor’s passing away

October 7, 2014 11:37 am0 comments
Tibetans saddened by German lady benefactor’s passing away

(TibetanReview.net, Oct07, 2014) – Exile Tibetan leaders have expressed sadness at the passing away in Germany of Mrs Imtraut Wäger who had since 1975 devoted her life to helping Tibetan refugees, especially in the area of education. She passed away in Munich on Oct 2, aged 95. Tibet’s exiled spiritual […]

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Goons interrupt Tibet film festival in Hong Kong

September 29, 2014 4:07 pm0 comments
Goons interrupt Tibet film festival in Hong Kong

(TibetanReview.net, Sep29, 2014) –  A festival of films on Tibet being held at the Regal Riverside Hotel in Hong Kong was disrupted on its opening day of Sep 27 by a gang of more than 20 goons whom the organizers suspect were hired by a Chinese government agency, reported taipeitimes.com […]

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Spanish Supreme Court asked to reinstate Tibet genocide lawsuits

September 28, 2014 3:11 pm0 comments
Spanish Supreme Court asked to reinstate Tibet genocide lawsuits

(TibetanReview.net, Sep28, 2014) – The CAT (Comité de Apoyo al Tíbet) and the co-plaintiffs Fundación Casa del Tíbet and Thubten Wangchen have on Sep 18 lodged an appeal in Spain’s Supreme Court against the National Court’s decision earlier this year to dismiss the crime against humanity cases against some retired […]

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US university rejects Chinese government funding, and interference

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US university rejects Chinese government funding, and interference

  (TibetanReview.net, Sep28, 2014) – China’s projection of soft power through its use of the Confucius Institute (CI) has suffered a setback with a top US university deciding on Sep 26 not to renew its contract with the Chinese government body, reported qz.com Sep 26. The CI is a language […]

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Over 100 Tibetans held as Chinese president visits India

September 19, 2014 2:11 pm0 comments
Over 100 Tibetans held as Chinese president visits India

(TibetanReview.net, Sep19, 2014) – Police in the Indian cities of Ahmedabad and Delhi detained a total of more than 100 Tibetans, most of them students, over Sep 17-18 in connection with the visit of the Chinese President Mr Xi Jinping, according to newspaper reports. The single largest number of detentions […]

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