TPI’s primary aim is to promote the development of Tibetan journalism and to strive for freedom of the press both within and outside Tibet. The past five decades, during which Tibetan journalists have closely interacted with the outside world, have shown they have much to contribute to global peace and press freedom.
TPI aims to ensure free, fair and accurate delivery of any information related to the Tibetans within and outside Tibet. This entails the following commitments:
- To provide fair and accurate news of the situation and developments in Tibet.
- To provide features, interviews and opinion pieces regarding all Tibet-related issues.
- To fill the information gap between Tibetans within and outside Tibet.
- To facilitate transparency between the Tibetan Government-in-exile and the Tibetan people.
- To encourage discussion and debate on issues related to Tibet and Tibetans.
- To provide information and reports on social, health, cultural and environmental issues to our general readership.
- To cover developments in Tibet-related issues in the international forum.
- To provide an accessible forum for young Tibetans to express their opinions.
- To promote a better understanding among Tibetans of the exile democratic government, human rights, and social, health, cultural and environmental issues.
- To create awareness amongst Tibetans about diverse cultures and heritages.
- To encourage the younger generation in maintaining the Tibetan religion, culture, language and identity.
TPI currently publishes a downloadable English-language print journal on its website. In the future, we aim to print and distribute this ourselves, and make it accessible to every English-literate Tibetan living in exile in India, Bhutan and Nepal.
The journal currently carries a selection of articles from the website and, as it develops, we aim to also include the following:
Responses to Chinese press items, as and when they misrepresent Tibetan culture, religion, politics and history.
Comparative studies on the Chinese constitution, highlighting contradictions between its content and application.
Articles on the state of media freedom in Tibet, including restrictions on the reporting of the arrest, detention and harassment of Tibetan writers and journalists.
Publications of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's public speeches in serialized form.
Guest columns and letters to the editor.
The HLT has published three books in the past three years. The first was in 2014, tittled: “Voice of An Exiled Tibetan” by Mr Yeshe Choesang, a Tibetan journalist in exile. The Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile inaugurated the book on International Human Rights Day, during the official function on 10 December 2014. The book is primarily a compilation of articles related to the modern issues facing all Tibetans—at home and in exile—and seeks to serve as a response to how Tibet is portrayed by China and other outlets. This English book also examines the current political situation in Tibet and focuses on the untold suffering and destruction brought to Tibet under Chinese rule.
The Second is a new Tibetan poetry book in May 2015, in accordance with a website that launched in 2014. The book, a compilation of Tibetan poetry, is titled, “Roar within Rhythm,” and the website calls for pieces of culture and literature through independent contributors. The pieces focus on Tibetan way of life, culture, language and religion, and steer away from politics. These new features are an outlet for Tibetan writers in exile and within Tibet to celebrate and share literature and poetry.
In 2016, a new collection of more than 30 exclusive interviews titled “The real Subject in Focus.” The book focused on Tibetan democracy in-exile and human rights in Tibet, specially on recent Tibetan elections. It is a collection of 30 interviews of interesting people in the Tibetan society, including top government officials, NGO leaders and former political prisoners.
HLT also has future plans to publish more touch-and-feel books, which began with the second Tibetan-language book titled, "Women Who Run With the Pen" in 2017, collection of interviews with exiled Tibetan women.
HLT is planning to publish Mr Choesang's second book titled "China's Super-Sensitive Is A Big Fat Liar: Disgusting tool of political propaganda & Cutting Tibet Off from The Rest of The World". This book focuses on how the Chinese government uses "sensitive" as a propaganda tool, turning it into as manipulative political and ideological activities that target Tibet and Rest of the World. Its long-term efforts to manipulate and control information and systematically ignoring not only Tibet and Tibetan people, but also increasingly lukewarm attitude toward equity, justice, rule of law principles, democratic values and peace.