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Australians were shocked when the Chinese ambassador spoke of "expression of free speech" in Sydney on Friday, 24 June 2022, when China continues to be one of the worst in the world at persecuting journalists and bloggers, restricting and censoring news.

Ottawa – Tibetan activists Sangyal Kyab and Rabga reached Ottawa on their eleventh day of the “Peace Walk for Tibet”, where they met with Members of the Canadian parliament to garner support for the Tibetan cause.

Dharamshala, India —On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the Tibet Museum commemorated the strength and courage of Tibetan refugees who were forced to flee their homes due to the forced Chinese occupation of Tibet.

Dharamshala — Over 230 groups call on Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, to resign immediately, and said: “the failed visit by the High Commissioner has not only worsened the human rights crisis of those living under the Chinese government’s rule but also severely compromised the integrity of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in promoting and protecting human rights globally.”

New Delhi — A common observation among a group of experts on China, Tibet, and Human Rights who discussed ‘Human Rights Situation Inside Tibet’ last night in a webinar was that President Xi Jinping’s desperate move to wipe out the Tibetan language and to occupy the Tibetan religious system is a clear admission of the fact that despite 72 years long colonial control over Tibet the Chinese rulers have failed in winning the loyalty of Tibetan masses. It also proves that resistance among the Tibetan people against their Chinese masters is still alive.

Dharamshala — The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) held a prayer service for Thubten Samphel, former Secretary and Director of the Tibet Policy Institute of CTA. The CTA and many other Tibetans expressed their grief over Samphel's sudden death on June 4, 2022.

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.

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).

New Delhi — “I met Tibetans who fought against the People's Liberation Army for the independence of Tibet, and had the opportunity to talk with them, their stories are very powerful. The Tibetan issue must be taken seriously - they have their own homeland. I really believe and hope that one day Tibetans can go to their own country and be free,” said Madhu Gurung, the author of “Tibet with My Eyes Closed” while interacting with TPI.

Dharamshala, India — At a time when the Tibetan cause is being neglected in the world, Kunsang Tenzing talks about the importance of storytelling and how he is working to preserve Tibetan memories and create a digital archive of Tibetan oral history. “I want to introduce the story of Tibet to the world in a different way,” he told TPI.

Dharamshala, India — “I think stories are memories, stories are a way of thinking or working towards justice and telling our side of the story, to remind the world that we are still here,” said Tibetan writer Tsering Wangmo Dhompa while talking about her book A Home in Tibet, with Tibet Post International(TPI).

Delhi, India —“I request and urge the government of India to declare a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics, as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia have done. We hope that the Indian government will heed this plea to prove that India is one of the superpowers." said Tsering Choephel, President of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress in Delhi, India.

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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 — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet has expressed his condolences on the death of Dr Aaron Beck, the father of cognitive therapy whose work is considered revolutionary worldwide for the treatment of mental health - a major contribution to psychological science and psychotherapy.

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.

Dharamshala - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet expressed his condolences on the demise of F.W. de Klerk, former President of South Africa, who played an important role in South Africa's history, especially in transforming the country into a democratic state.

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