December 30, 2011
   Posted in News Flash
Published By Tashi

BHOPAL: Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay met Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Mr Ram Naresh Yadav at the formal invitation of the state government during his visit to Bhopal on 28 December.

Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay was in Bhopal to address an international conference on ‘Media Diversity’ organised by the Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication.Speaking at the conference, Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay talked about the importance of media and ethical journalism in today’s internet age.He said social media and the internet have empowered the downtrodden masses, so much so that Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned Nobel laureate considers the internet god’s gift to the Chinese people.He also talked about the surge of democratic and freedom impulses sweeping the Arab world which was successful because of the responsible use of social media and the internet to spread information and awareness.Speaking about the use of media in the Tibetan movement, he said the growth of Tibetan media has strengthened the roots of our democracy.

He said, the Central Tibetan Administration today has an online TV, a local cable TV, a website and various magazines and newspapers in both English and Tibetan that are available to the public. Many other independent Tibetan media organisations have also grown in the community in the last few decades, he noted.’These media outlets disseminate information about the policies of the Tibetan movement, provide information about the teachings of His Holiness in an attempt to bind the worldwide Tibetan community together into one cohesive body.’The Tibetan media have also tried, as directed by His Holiness, to reach out to the general Chinese to inform them about the Middle way policy and to explain that the Tibetan movement is not anti -China, he said.Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay also tallked about the 12 instances of self immolation protests that have taken place this year against the policies of the Chinese government in Tibet.Earlier in the morning, Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay have met with the local Tibetan sweater sellers association of Bhopal.

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