Fojo Media Institute - Voice of Tibet

Senior editor Norsang and Peldon Tenzin sits down with a detailed week for week election coverage plan.
Senior editor Norsang and Peldon Tenzin sits down with a detailed week for week election coverage plan.

Celebrating voting in exile

– Election coverage is different here than in other countries, says Peldon Tenzin, editor in Chief of Voice of Tibet. Exiled journalists have an added responsibility for the country, and can even be biased sometimes when it comes to being a Tibetan, she smiles.

Its afternoon round-up meeting in the newsroom at Voice of Tibet in Dharamsala in north India. The reporters gather around Peldon Tenzin to look at the preliminary planning for the 2015-2016 election coverage.

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Hardship meeting ethical journalism goals

-Being a Tibetan, with the struggle going on, sometimes when you hear news of self-immolations and writers and singers being imprisoned coming out of your country, you cannot help being affected as an individual.

-But for a journalist it is imperative that such news does not change the way you work, says Mr Sonam Wangdue.

He works as a video editor at Voice of Tibet (VoT) here in Dharamsala in northern India and we are discussing specific problems of being an exile media outlet; about allowing ourselves to have emotions and take responsibility for the people affected while making sure at the same time, to treat the topic fairly.

Röster inifrån och ut, utifrån och in

Tibet - tidningsläs2Peldon och Tashi vill vara röster för de röstsvaga och deras jobb är mer en passion än ett arbete.Det var den 11 mars 2008, andra dagen av nyväckta protester och upplopp i Tibet mot det kinesiska styret, en resning som skulle mötas av hårda motattacker från kinesisk polis och militär men som också skulle sprida sig runtom i världen. Tenzin Peldon, chefredaktör för Voice of Tibet i Dharamsala hade just fått ett anonymt tips om att ringa ett nummer i Tibets huvudstad Lhasa för att få tala med någon av de inblandade. Hon slog numret och en munk från Seraklostret strax utanför Lhasa svarade.

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