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Snow Lion award

Compelling film on strategic significance of Tibet wins International Campaign for Tibet ‘Snow Lion’ journalist award

October 20, 2014

Berlin, October 20, 2014. Outstanding journalists from Germany were awarded the International Campaign for Tibet Germany’s “Snow Lion” award, which recognizes excellence in independent reporting on Tibet, at a ceremony attended by senior correspondents, writers including Chinese dissident Liao Yiwu and supporters of ICT in Berlin on October 18.

Prominent Chinese journalist Chang Ping, former chief commentator of the ground-breaking newspaper Southern Weekend who now lives in Germany after being forced to leave China and Hong Kong, spoke at the award ceremony about the dangers of reporting on China due to the Chinese government’s restrictions on journalists and extended reach to the outside world with the creation of new media outlets.

Filmmakers and authors Thomas Weidenbach and Shi Ming were awarded First Prize of the award, which is conferred by an independent jury, for their documentary “Struggle for Tibet”, a compelling film which reveals the strategic significance of Tibet to the Chinese leadership.

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