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Tibet: About TPI Aims & Objectives

Aims and objectives

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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:

1. To provide fair and accurate news of the situation and developments in Tibet.

2. To provide features, interviews and opinion pieces regarding all Tibet-related issues.

3. To fill the information gap between Tibetans within and outside Tibet.

4. To facilitate transparency between the Tibetan Government-in-exile and the Tibetan people.

5. To encourage discussion and debate on issues related to Tibet and Tibetans.

6. To provide information and reports on social, health, cultural and environmental issues to our general readership.

7. To cover developments in Tibet-related issues in the international forum.

8. To provide an accessible forum for young Tibetan journalists to express their opinions.

9. To promote a better understanding among Tibetan journalists of the exile democratic government, human rights, and social, health, cultural and environmental issues.

10. To create awareness amongst Tibetans about diverse cultures and heritages.

Print Journal

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:


1. Responses to Chinese press items, as and when they misrepresent Tibetan culture, religion, politics and history.

2. Comparative studies on the Chinese constitution, highlighting contradictions between its content and application.

3. 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.

4. Publications of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's public speeches in serialized form.

5. Guest columns and letters to the editor.

History of Tibetan Media

TPI also has future plans to publish a history of the Tibetan media, which began with the first Tibetan-language newspaper, The Tibet Mirror, in 1924, during the reign of the 13th Dalai Lama. This would include:

1. A history of Tibetan newspapers and broadcasts.

2. Reflections on the development of the Tibetan media.

4. A history of the Association of Tibetan Journalists (ATJ).

5. Biographies of and interviews with Tibetan journalists and writers of  the 20th century.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 November 2011 13:37 )  

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