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Newly Launched Newspaper Covers Search for 2011 Tibetan Prime Minister

February 11, 2010

Max French and Yangyal Sham
Tibetan Post International (TPI)
February 8, 2010 1

Dharamshala -- The Donme (Lamp) Editorial Committee has introduced a
monthly newspaper Ka-Lon-Tri-Pa (Chairman of the Kashag), and also
held a panel discussion on Sunday at the TCV day school in Mcleod
Ganj on the 2011 election of the Prime Minister of the Tibetan
Government in Exile.

The Editor of Donme Editorial Committee gave an overview of the aims
of the recently launched newspaper and the related panel discussion,
"this is a voluntary and public activity launched by a group of
Tibetan youths from the exile community. Our aim is to highlight the
importance of the democratic elections of the Tibetan Prime Minister
and Parliamentary Members."

At the panel discussion, speaker Dolma Tsering, a Tibetan
parliamentary member, spoke of the importance of the upcoming
elections. Godruk Kalsang Puntsok, former president of the Tibetan
Youth Congress, outlined which special characteristics prospective
candidates should possess. Serta Tsultrim, editor of the Tibet
Express, discussed the ways in which the media can disseminate
information of the elections effectively to the public. Lungrig Gyal,
editor of the Tibet Times, addressed the audience on the
responsibility of the media to cover the prime ministerial election
fairly and impartially.

The newly launched newspaper covers the latest news, tracks and
expresses public opinion, holds debates and includes interviews with
figures of importance in relation to the upcoming elections. It also
offers sections on general knowledge and profiles candidates for the
prime ministership.

You can also view most candidates' profiles for the upcoming election
at www.kalontrpa.org
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