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The recipients of the 2013 “Snowlion Journalist Award”

International Campaign for Tibet Snow Lion awards ceremony in Berlin

November 22, 2013

Journalists from Germany and Austria were awarded the International Campaign for Tibet Germany’s “Snow Lion” award for their reporting on Tibet at a salon attended by media, writers and supporters of ICT in Berlin on November 16.

The first prizewinner of the award, which recognizes excellence in independent reporting on Tibet and is conferred by an independent jury, was Austrian journalist Mara Simperler for her article “Freedom in Flames” (“Freiheit in Flammen”) which appeared in the Austrian magazine “2012”. Simperler published in-depth interviews with three Tibetans in exile in Dharamsala. Winner of the 2nd prize was German China correspondent Bernhard Bartsch for his article in the “Stuttgarter Zeitung” entitled “Buddha in the heart” (“Mit Buddha im Herzen”) which focused on Chinese interest in Tibetan Buddhism. For the second year running, ICT Germany awarded a research grant for a promising proposal by a young journalist; this year it was awarded to German journalist Nathalie Nad-Abonji for her proposal on Tibetan refugee children in Switzerland.

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Government statements on China and Tibet at 22nd Human Rights Council Session

The 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, underscored the importance of multilateral engagement on Tibet. At the session that concluded on March 25, twelve countries and the European Union (EU) called on China to ensure the human rights of the Tibetan people. The United States, Germany and the Czech Republic specifically highlighted […]

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International Tibet scholars call on China to end harsh repressions in Tibet, should stop tactic of blaming the Dalai Lama

An international group of Tibet scholars have asked President Hu Jintao and China to take steps to end the harsh repression in Tibet saying “that silence is no longer an option for a group whose members have devoted their professional lives to the study of Tibet’s culture and history.” In an open letter to President […]

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Austrian parliamentarians call for action on China-Tibet dialogue

A group of Austrian MPs from the Social Democrat Party have made a formal request for clarification from the Austrian Foreign Minister on her efforts to support the dialogue between the envoys of the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government on the future of Tibet. The dialogue process began in 2002 and there have since […]

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Meeting of seven Tibet support groups from German speaking countries in Munich

Representatives of seven German-speaking Tibet Support Groups (TSGs) met from January 10-12 in the Bavarian capital of Munich, South Germany. This was the first time German-speaking TSGs have met in nearly 10 years. They met twice in the early 90s, first in Switzerland and then in Germany. The meeting came at the initiative of Gesellschaft […]

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Dalai Lama presents ICT Light of Truth Awards, thanks Heinrich Harrer, Petra Kelly for supporting Tibet

On October 15, the Dalai Lama expressed his gratitude to the late Petra Kelly, German Green Party member, and Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer, both of whom made significant contributions to drawing international attention and support to the cause of the Tibetan people. Presenting the International Campaign for Tibet’s Light of Truth Award to Harrer and […]

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Dalai Lama receives Graz University’s Human Rights Award

The University of Graz in Austria presented the Dalai Lama with its Year 2002 Human Rights Award on October 14, 2002. The Dalai Lama arrived at the Graz University in the afternoon and was received by the Rector, faculty staff and guest rectors from Universities in Hungary and Slovenia, according to information from the Tibet […]

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