Official Scribes Undergo Crash Course on Reporting
Dharamsala 2 June 2005- The official media needs to reform and catch up with the changing times, the Kalon for Department of Information and International Relations said in a speech yesterday at a workshop organised for the Department’s news people.
Kalon Lobsang Nyandak, who is also the Kalon for Department of Finance, said that the primary role of the official media is to explain the policies and activities of the Central Tibetan Administration, which differentiates it from the independent media.
The Kalon also said that the Department will undertake readership surveys in future to appraise the actual output of the official media.
The resource persons for the two-day workshop are Thubten Samphel, secretary of the Department of Information and International Relations; Pema Thinley, editor of Tibetan Review; Kelsang Rinchen, former editor of Tibetnet; and Tsering Tsomo, research officer of the Tibetan Women’s Association.
Those who participated in the workshop are the staff of Sheja, a monthly Tibetan news magazine;Bodmi Rawang, a weekly Tibetan newspaper; and Tibetan Bulletin, bimonthly news magazines in English and Chinese.