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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Tibetan poet calls for freedom of speech

December 27, 2007

Radio Taiwan International, Taiwan

A well-known Tibetan poet Tsering Woeser is calling on her fellow
Tibetans to pursue freedom of speech.

Woeser recently received two awards for her campaign for freedom and
democracy. One award is from the Norwegian Authors Union, which gave her
a Freedom of Expression Prize; the other award is from the India-based
Tibetan Journalist Association.

In an interview with RTI on Monday, Woeser said she was very happy about
receiving the two awards. She said the awards show that the
international community is concerned about the situation in Tibet.

Woeser left Lhasa after she published the "Diary of Tibet" in 2003. Her
book was banned in China since it was considered "politically-incorrect"
by the authorities in Beijing.
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