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Dechen Pemba

UK born Tibetan monitoring Tibetan websites and blogs in Tibetan, Chinese and English. Dechen is the editor of translations website High Peaks Pure Earth.

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Latest posts by Dechen Pemba

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.

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.

China: Tibetan Netizen Responses to the Self-Immolations in Tibet

The April 2012 special “Hot Spots” online issue of the academic journal Cultural Anthropology focuses on the recent self-immolations in Tibet with a comprehensive background page. It features an impressive...

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...

Citizen Journalism from Tibet

“The Story Behind the Story” on Radio Free Asia looks at recent video footage that was taken by a Tibetan citizen journalist. The footage, smuggled out of Tibet, appears to...

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...

China: Tibetan Writer Shogdung Released on Bail

Woeser reports on her blog that Tibetan writer Tagyal (pen name: Shogdung) has been released from detention on “bail pending trial”. The news comes from the family appointed lawyer Li...

Update on Detained Tibetan Writer Shogdung

Professional translator Bruce Humes gives a summary on his blog of a new article on detained Tibetan writer Tragyal (aka Shogdung) who has been held since April 2010 and yet...

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...

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...

What the Tibetan Language Needs is Space

A young Tibetan blogger based in the US, who goes by the name of “Jhutok” (one of those untranslatable Tibetan words that describes someone who is nosy and likes to...

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...

Tibetan Language Bloggers Breaking New Ground

Tibetan bloggers have been breaking the news about the arrest of Tibetan writer Tashi Rabten who writes under the name “Therang”. So far the only news about this arrest has...

China: Introducing Tibetan writer Jamyang Kyi

Jamyang Kyi is a Tibetan broadcaster, writer and blogger based in Xining. Her blog is very popular amongst Tibetans. High Peaks Pure Earth has translated third letter to her friend...

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