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).
Mr Yeshe Choesang Founder and Managing Editor
Ms Keary Huang Chinese-language Editor
Mr Chumar Dhondup Tibetan-language Editor
Ms Kalsang Dolma Assistant Editor
Carly Selby-James Australia Correspondent
Sam Ivor UK Correspondent
Colleen US Correspondent
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
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