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Testimony of Losang Gyatso, Service Chief, Tibetan Service, Voice of America, at the CECC Hearing on China’s religious policy

Public Hearing of Thursday, July 23, 2015 Since problems facing religion, religious institutions, and religious teachers in Tibet is widely known and well documented by this Commission and many other governmental and non-governmental organizations in the US and abroad, I won’t take up too much of your time going over examples. I would like to […]

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“Fire in the Land of Snow a Documentary on Self-Immolations in Tibet”

Voice of America has released a new 56-minute long documentary entitled, “Fire in the Land of Snow a Documentary on Self-Immolations in Tibet”. From the VOA website: “An hour-long documentary that explores the causes behind the 118 self-immolations known to have taken place in Tibet since 2009. Combining smuggled videos, first-hand accounts and interviews with experts, scholars, and officials, this film provides an in-depth and comprehensive look at the recent history of Tibet and the powerful forces that lie at the heart of one of the largest waves of political self-immolations in history.”

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“Fire in the Land of the Snow” – VOA Documentary

An hour-long documentary that explores the causes behind the 118 self-immolations known to have taken place in Tibet since 2009. Combining smuggled videos, first-hand accounts and interviews with experts, scholars, and officials, this film provides an in-depth and comprehensive look at the recent history of Tibet and the powerful forces that lie at the heart of one of the largest waves of political self-immolations in history.

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Second Tibetan dies in less than a week as self-immolations continue in Tibet

The fifty-third (53) Tibetan to self-immolate died yesterday after setting himself on fire in protest in Nagchu county, Nagchu prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, according to multiple Tibetan media outlets in exile citing sources in Tibet. Still aflame, Gudrub, a 43-year old writer from neighboring Driru county, called for freedom in Tibet and for the return […]

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US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues talks to VOA Tibetan

Interview in English » Interview in Tibetan » Dialogue between Tibetans in exile and the Chinese government “[W]e do believe that dialogue is the best way in which the longstanding differences that have existed are addressed… We will continue to encourage and to urge and to ask strongly that the Chinese government continue these dialogues. […]

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Witnesses report massive Chinese crackdown in Tibetan capital

Published online May 31, 2012 by Voice of America. Please read the full article here. By Lou Lorscheider A leading Tibetan exile group is reporting a massive security clampdown in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, as Chinese security forces push to control community life in the aftermath of two Tibetan self-immolations on Sunday. The Tibetan Center […]

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Congressional Committees act to save VOA Tibetan radio and fund other Tibet programs

Two key Congressional Committees have acted to save the Voice of America Tibetan Radio service from a proposed cut, and have continued funding for a number of programs that support Tibetan communities in Tibet and Tibetan refugees in South Asia. “These bills demonstrate that Congress’ support for the Tibetan people remains rock solid,” said Todd […]

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Images of protest by Tibetan children and students obtained from Tibet

All photos: VOA Tibetan language TV New images of a protest by Tibetan schoolchildren in Labrang (Chinese: Xiahe) on April 24 have been obtained from Tibet. The images confirm that several hundred students from Labrang Tibetan Middle School, including several children who appear to be as young as ten or 11, were involved in the […]

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The time has come for the Tibetan struggle to show its maturity

Three Adherences by Tibetans in Connection with the Ongoing Special General Meeting in Dharamsala by Bhuchung K. Tsering “The time has come for the Tibetan struggle to show its maturity” Bhuchung K. Tsering is a Vice President at the International Campaign for Tibet and a member of the Task Force set up by the Central […]

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VOA announces new head of Tibetan service

The Voice of America announced on May 8, 2007 that it had appointed Colorado-based Losang Gyatso as the new head of its Tibetan service. Gyatso takes over from John Buescher, who is retiring and will start work from May 29, 2007. In a press release, VOA said, “With a background in media, advertising, and management, […]

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Free Panchen Lama bike ride begins

A Free The Panchen Lama Now Bike ride from Washington, D.C. to New York began in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C on April 20, 2007. Organized by the Minnesota chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress, around 16 riders are taking part in this ride that is expected to conclude at the Chinese […]

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Voice of America to launch TV program in Tibetan

The Washington, D.C. based Voice of America has announced that it is launching the first-ever TV program in Tibetan (outside of Tibet) from March 23, 2005. Called Talk to VOA, this will be a weekly live TV program broadcast every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am (Eastern Standard Time) i.e. from 10:00 pm to […]

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Dalai Lama explains his position on China’s preconditions on negotiations on Tibet

The Dalai Lama has said that we should look to the future, instead of going back to the past, in order to find a lasting solution to the Tibetan issue. He was responding to a question by Voice of America’s Chinese service on the preconditions that Beijing has set on talks on Tibet. The Dalai […]

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