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“Freedom of information is...the touchstone of all the freedoms.”
- United Nations Freedom of Information Conference, 1948

The Tibet Post International (TPI), a Tibetan news service based in Dharamshala, northern India, was formed in March 2008, under the auspices of the Himalayan Literacy Trust.

TPI is a non-profit-making organization and was founded by a group of young Tibetan journalists with the primary goal of promoting democracy through freedom of expression within Tibetan communities, both in exile and in Tibet.

TPI closely follows developments inside Tibet, as well as reporting on the activities and workings of exile Tibetan institutions.  We seek to provide truthful, reliable information, and address the social, political, economic, and educational needs of Tibetan people.

TPI believes that news coverage within a democracy must focus attention on people from all strata of society—from dignitaries and world leaders to those struggling with poverty and oppression.

In August 2010, TPI was accredited as a news source by Google News, and its articles now consistently top the listings of Tibet-related news items on Google News searches.

The TPI website was designed by Mr Tenzin Nyima of Design Pala, Delhi. It was developed using the content management system Joomla by Mr Martin Rasser of Elovaris Web Development, Austria.

To read articles written in Tibetan, you will require Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3.1 or Safari - the browsers which allow for Tibetan script. Mac users can acquire the font 'MS Himalaya' and use the latest version of Safari.

HLT was registered in 2010, under the district magistrate of Kangra, Himachal, government of India (Registration No: 235/2010. Registraton Date: 07/04/2010. Book No. 1).

Editorial Board

Mr Yeshe Choesang                                 Founder and Managing Editor
Ms Keary Huang                                      Chinese-language Editor

Mr Choneyi Sangpo                                 Tibetan-language Editor

Mr Tenzin Desal                                      English Language Editor

Mr Dawa Phurbu                                     Asistant Editor and Reporter
Mr Artemas Liu                                       Reporter/Photographer, Taiwan
Mr Jigme Gyatso                                      Newspaper Circulation


Dr Franz Pahl              Former President of the Regional Parliament of South Tyrol,Italy
Mr Thomas Kemeil        Software Engineer, Austria
Prof Thupten Phelgye   Former Member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile
Mr Vincent Brossel       Former Director of RSF Asia Desk

HLT Trustees

Ven Thupten Yarphel (Chairman)                  Monk/Teacher/Librarian Writer
Ms. Dekyi Methok, First Managing Trustee     Writer/Journalist
Ven Nyima Wangchuk                                 Monk/Academic/Writer
Ven Drimed Gyaltsen                                  Monk/Writer

Smt Suman Kanta                                      Business-person

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