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Tibetan NGO Worker Given A Life Sentence

Tibetan NGO Worker Given A Life Sentence

1 by / on 17/12/2008, 21:01 / in News

High Peaks Pure Earth has been looking at the news behind the news today. Unfortunately the news is already over five weeks old but behind it is a wealth of information courtesy of the 9 November 2008 edition of the Lhasa Evening News (拉萨晚报 La Sa Wan Bao).

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Charter 08

Charter 08

1 by / on 12/12/2008, 19:43 / in News

Liu Xiaobo The biggest China news story at the moment is “Charter 08”, a document signed by over three hundred prominent Chinese citizens all united in their calling on reform for the political system in China. As Perry Link, who translated the Charter into English, tells us, Charter 08 “was conceived and written in conscious admiration of the founding of […]

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Paljor Norbu, 81, Sentenced to 7 Years

Paljor Norbu, 81, Sentenced to 7 Years

0 by / on 07/12/2008, 22:07 / in News

A day ahead of President Sarkozys meeting with the Dalai Lama in Gdansk, Human Rights Watch sent out a press release focusing on the detention and recent sentencing of 81 year old Lhasa native, Paljor Norbu (Dpal byor nor bu, private photo above), a printer by profession, to 7 years in prison for allegedly printing “prohibited material”. Also mentioned in […]

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Labrang Monk, Jigme, Arrested

Labrang Monk, Jigme, Arrested

0 by / on 04/11/2008, 09:03 / in News

A few weeks ago, we posted the video testimony of a monk from Labrang, Jigme. We have just learned that he has been arrested. At around 1pm on November 4th, Jigme was arrested from his quarters in Labrang Monastery. Approximately 70 armed police came to arrest him and there were also army trucks and police cars that removed him from […]

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Twittering Tibet

Twittering Tibet

2 by / on 07/10/2008, 22:28 / in News

Earthquake in Tibet. An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted ‘dam gzhung (Ch: Damxung), 82 km from Lhasa, Latitude: 30.274, Longitude: 90.711, at 4:30 pm on October 6th. ‘Dam gzhung is part of Lhasa Municipality. Read a report about the earthquake from Chinese state media in English here and in Tibetan here.As misleading reports come through about houses […]

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Harry Potter Goes to Tibet

Harry Potter Goes to Tibet

10 by / on 05/10/2008, 20:08 / in Comment, News

Last week Forbes magazine announced that J.K Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, a story about a boy Wizard is the highest earning author and number one celebrity author in the world. Did we Tibetans contribute anything to this? It seems that the Tibetans will be making a modest contribution to her monthly income of three million dollars. I always […]

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Spyware found on Tibetan website

Spyware found on Tibetan website

0 by / on 05/10/2008, 17:20 / in News

We all know about the Great Firewall of China which blocks internet users in China from accessing certain websites. What about the websites that users in China can access though? Are they safe? What about the sites that are most popular with Tibetans? What’s in them to make Google warn a user outside of China – with a full screen […]

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Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

0 by / on 29/09/2008, 19:34 / in Comment, News

We all heard of this quote Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics. I dont know the who uttered these words first. Some attribute this to Benjamin Disraeli, colourful 19th century British Prime Minister, others ascribe the quote to Walter Bagehot, who is regarded as the philosopher behind the modern Conversative Party. I think it may be been Bagehot, he was the […]

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VOA: Video Testimony of Labrang monk Jigme

4 by / on 03/09/2008, 17:31 / in News

The video testimonies from Tibet of Jigme, a monk from Labrang Monastery, were first broadcast by Voice of America’s Tibetan Service on 3rd September 2008. Following the broadcast, Jigme went into hiding and has not been heard of since. Jigme’s story was reported in English media by Associated Press on September 14th 2008. The original broadcast was in Tibetan so […]

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