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Dechen Pemba

UK born Tibetan, educated in London and has lived in Berlin and Beijing. Monitoring Tibetan websites and blogs in Tibetan, Chinese and English.

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Latest posts by Dechen Pemba

13 October 2014

How Two Tibetan Musicians Created a Novel and Forbidden Collaboration Through the Internet

By communicating through the internet, Tibetan exile musician Techung and internal Tibetan blogger Woeser were able to create a song that reaches across borders while calling attention to them.

9 July 2014

Braving High Risks and Heavy Censorship in China, Tibetan Musicians Sing Their Love for Tibet

The censorship of music within both Tibet and China has been known to reach absurd heights.

1 February 2012

China: Several Tibetan Language Blog Sites Shut Down

Against the backdrop of a stream of self-immolations in Tibet in protest against Chinese rule, unrest in eastern Tibet and a severely increased military presence, several of the most popular...

19 March 2011

China, Tibet: The End of TibetCul.com?

The most popular Chinese-language Tibetan website TibetCul.com has been forced offline since March 16 2011. Two other websites, Cometibet.com (Tibet Travel site) and Tibet Encyclopedia website were also affected as...

21 July 2010

Information Bridging on the Case of Tibetan Environmentalist Karma Samdrup

The case of Tibetan environmentalist, businessman and philanthropist Karma Samdrup, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison on June 24, 2010 by a court in Xinjiang, has been highly...

3 April 2010

Music With A Message – New Music Videos from Tibet

The blog translation project High Peaks Pure Earth has recently focused on “music with a message” by translating the lyrics of Tibetan songs from music videos that have been uploaded...

28 August 2009

China: Are Tibetan Bloggers Being Silenced?

Quite alarming to report that all of the most popular Tibetan language blog hosting sites (except one) have been inaccessible for almost three weeks now. Although it is fairly common...

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