Xeni Jardin blogged this over at BoingBoing.Â I like the stories Xeni posts. Sometimes she scoops me, but sometimes I scoop her too. If she ever wants to blog with us, the door is certainly open.
On August 3, the Central Tibetan Administration — that’s the official name for the Tibetan government in exile — launched a new internet video site called Tibet Online. They’re offering several Tibetan-language streams, including TibetTV News (screengrab at left).
I’m pretty sure they’re producing all of this in Dharamshala, India, known to many as “Little Tibet.” This is the small town at the foot of the Himalayas where the Dalai Lama and the CTA are based.
Teachings and public announcements from the Dalai Lama will also be broadcast at Tibet Online. The site offers video in multiple, DRM-free, no-charge formats. Early reports indicate the streams are accessible from various points inside Tibet, but that seems likely short-lived due to internet censorship practices of Chinese authorities