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Canberra — Tibetans in Australia launched the Tibet Lobby Day and met with members of Parliament. They urged legislators to pass a reciprocal access law and asked the Australian government to develop a policy to protect the succession of the 14th Dalai Lama without any interference from the Chinese government.

Dharamshala, India — Chinese authorities banned grazing in SangChu County in eastern Tibet for three years, claiming to be "implementing Xi Jinping's thought on ecological civilisation" and making life for the nomads more difficult than ever.

Canberra — Australian Strategic Policy Institute has published a report entitled "Frontier influencers: the new face of China's propaganda", which reveals that China is using popular Uighur, Kazakh, Tibetan and other minority influencers on YouTube to whitewash human rights violations in East Turkestan, Tibet and Inner Mongolia.

London — Tibetan activists and supporters in England marked World Children's Day 2022 by calling for the protection of Tibetan children in Chinese colonial boarding schools, where China is attempting to convert Tibetan children into Chinese and eliminate the unique linguistic, cultural and religious identity of the Tibetan people.

Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and Bhutila Karpoche, MMP for Parkdale, High Park. Photo: TPiE

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Dharamshala, India — Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE), on behalf of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and the Tibetans around the world, extended his heartiest greetings to MPP Bhutila Karpoche, on her election as the Deputy Speaker for the 43rd Parliament of the Ontario Legislature on November 12, 2022.

Mexico — A group of Mexican parliamentarians formed a new parliamentary group called "Friends of Tibet" in Mexico on November 8, 2022. Tibetan leaders expressed their gratitude to them and said, "With this new group, we can collaborate for the just cause of Tibet in Latin America. The support of each honourable member is precious to us."

Berlin — International Campaign for Tibet has released a new report on Tibetan environmental defenders entitled "Environmental Defenders of Tibet: China's Persecution of Tibetan Environmental Defenders", ahead of World Environment Day on June 5, 2022.

Dharamshala, India  — “Our initial aim was to help Tibetan refugees from Tibet and assist them in any way we could. The first projects we got involved in were teaching English and basic computer skills to the community, so they could develop their skills and lead a new life in exile," said Dorji Kyi, Executive Director of Lha Charitable Trust.

Dharamshala, India – “We must pay more attention to our thousand-year-old tradition of Ahimsa and Karuna. The tradition of non-violence and compass can teach the world a path of tolerance, thoughtfulness, and compassion,” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama while interacting with the students and faculty of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak.

Mainpat, India — The Mainpat Phendeyling Tibetan Settlement was one of the first Tibetan settlements established by the Indian government in 1962 to rehabilitate the 1,400 Tibetan refugees who arrived in India after the Chinese annexation of Tibet in 1959.

Dharamshala, India — An exclusive interview with tattoo artist and musician Tamding Tsetan. He shares with TPI his strong passion for art and the meaning behind it, as well as how he became an artist and musician. Tamding says, "Music has always connected me to my culture, and my lyrics are related to the fight for Tibetan freedom".

Dharamshala, India — Tibet, the roof of the world, is a country known for its unique culture that was not built in a day. The exchange and mutual absorption with other national cultures have led to the unique culture we can observe today. It has overcome a number of obstacles to survive and the Tibetan community is working to preserve it in an ever-changing world.

Delhi — Tibetan handicrafts are now recognised as a distinct artistic expression in the world and fully reflect the knowledge of the Tibetan people. They range from simple clothing accessories to exquisite and reasonably priced handicrafts. At Majnu-Ka-Tilla, you can see artisans and artists displaying their handicrafts from all over Tibet and Nepal, and experience the distinctive cultural elements of the many Tibetan regions.

Delhi, India — A Tibetan woman shares her experience of selling laphing and explains how to make it, saying that selling laphing is her source of income.

Delhi, India — An exclusive interview with the President of the Regional Tibetan Women's Association (RTWA) in Delhi. She talks to TPI about the overall work of the RTWA, the difficulties of Tibetan women in exile and their life in the pandemic. She also talks about Tibet and her aspirations.

An exclusive interview with Tenzin, the Head Chef of the Makye Ama Tibet Kitchen in Majnu-Ka-Tilla, Delhi, India. He spoke to TPI about his passion for cooking and introduced a variety of Tibetan food that is loved not only by Tibetans but also by people from all over the world.

According to data by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 27.1 million people across the globe are refugees. World Refugee Day, observed every year by the United Nations on June 20, is a day to commemorate the strength and courage of the refugees worldwide. They are people who live through harsh circumstances, having been forced to flee their home country because of conflict, war, persecution or terror.

The global decline in press freedom and freedom of speech has accelerated sharply in recent years, largely due to China's exploitation and misuse of social media and other vulnerable media, weaponisation of propaganda machines, attacks on democracies around the world and making it easier to completely isolate Tibet from the rest of the world, according to a new report by Tibet Post International (TPI).

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New Delhi, India — In a world where most rulers and powerful people are known more for taking away the rights of their people on one or the other pretext, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet has emerged as a unique leader who has presented the example of how the leaders can strengthen the people and themselves by giving up and sharing their own powers with the people they lead and govern.

Dharamshala, India — "Happiness is very much related with our emotions. If our mental state is calm and peaceful, then external factors can not disturb our mind. The mind can be trained to build constructive emotions and reduce destructive emtions," said His Holiness the Dalai Lama, while interacting with scientists as part of the Science & Wisdom of Emotions Summit.

Dharamshala —  Emphasising the crucial role in seriously making our world more peaceful and harmonious, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, all sentient beings want to lead a happy life and a happy life means a peaceful life. Because we as social animals depend on the community in which we live and we depend on the care and affection of others to survive from the moment we’re born. This is nothing to do with religious practice, it’s simply natural behaviour.

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