Association of Tibetan Journalists

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The Association of Tibetan Journalists is a Tibetan organization in exile, that was founded in 1997 in Dharamsala, India. The organization's stated mission is to "Facilitate free, fair and accurate delivering of information regarding activities relating to the Tibetan community, both within and outside of Tibet. Function as a monitoring agency of the Tibetan Government in Exile, regarding the democratic processes implemented. Ensure the welfare and professional indemnity of Tibetan journalists within their professional jurisdiction."[1]

The current executive members:

The founding members were:

  • Pema Dhondrup, former producer and editor of the news magazine Sargyur
  • Gedun Rabsal, former editor of the Tibet Times
  • Kunsang Paljor, journalist of the radio station Voice of Tibet
  • Ugyen Norbu, former journalist of Radio Free Asia
  • Karma Yeshi, former editor of Rangzen in Tibetan language
  • Pema Lhündrup, former editor of Rangzen in English
  • Lobsang Wangyal, independent journalist

In 2011, the Association for Tibetan Journalists was awarded a US$7243 grant from the Rowell Fund to create and publish a stylebook in the Tibetan language.[2] The organization states that it will draw upon the Associated Press stylebook for print media and the BBC stylebook for radio.[3]