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WTN Archives: February, 2004

Published by the Canada Tibet committee

Monday, February 2

1. Gold Fields may have been behind Sino's Tibet retreat (BR)
2. Dalai Lama has no role on Ayodhya: Shankaracharya (TOI)
3. Tibetan’s release demanded (FFWD Magazine)
4. Meditation and movies (Miami Herald)
5. Letters to Editor Re: Securty and the Nun – Washington Post

Monday, February 2 (2)

1. Festering spat over China erupts into pointed accusations in House (G&M)
2. CELEBRATING EXILE-II our religion and the struggle (TR)
3. Tibet seeks autonomy along same lines as Hong Kong (Sunday Independent)
4. Letters: Sunday Independent Tibet article NOT the "Inside Story"

Monday, February 2 (3)

1. Festering spat over China erupts into pointed accusations in House (G&M)
2. CELEBRATING EXILE-II our religion and the struggle (TR)
3. Tibet seeks autonomy along same lines as Hong Kong (Sunday Independent)
4. Letters: Sunday Independent Tibet article NOT the "Inside Story"

Wednesday, February 4

1. U.S. Congress Passes Resolution on China to Release Tibetan Prisoners
2. Drapchi 14 Nun-Prisoner Namdrol Lhamo Released (TCHRD)
3. 'This Is the First Time I Saw the American Sky' (WP)
4. A first: Tibetans make films on Tibet (AT)
5. Tibetans Complain About Chinese Renovation of Potala Palace (VOA)
6. Dalai Lama to receive honorary degree (The University of Toronto)

Friday, February 6

1. Tenzin Delek Rinpoche in Sichuan Prison (ICT)
2. 12 years sentence for displaying Tibetan flag and Dalai Lama pictures
3. Three Tibetan monks sentenced to 12 years in prison by China (AFP)
4. Scottish Parliamentary Group for Tibet Formed (Tibet.net)
5. PELOSI--Calls for Release of Prisoners of Conscience in Tibet
6. Campaigners see Red over Tattoo band (Scotsman)
7. Muslims ask Tibetan government-in-exile to vacate former mosque (AFP)
8. Monks highlight Tibetan cause

Saturday, February 7

1. FOREIGN RADIO A LIFELINE FOR LISTENERS (IFEX)
2. Science for Monks
3. FREEDOM MARCH: Dharamsala to New Delhi

Sunday, February 8

1. China accused of detaining 145 Tibetans (TNI)
2. Current Trends in Tibetan Political Imprisonment Increase in Sichuan; Decline in Qinghai and Gansu.
3. Buddha statues bring spirituality to gardens
4. Changes underway to life of nuns in modern Tibet

Monday, February 9

1. Criminal Charges Misused to Target Tibetans (HRW)
2. China accused of abusing law to repress Tibetan rights
3. China accused of Tibet repression
4. Monk sentenced to death
5. Group Demands China Release Tibetan Monk
6. TIBETAN MONK WRONGLY SENTENCED TO DEATH

Monday, February 9 (2)

1. Meet with Dalai Lama, MPs urge Martin
2. DALAI LAMA'S ENVOY PRAISES GOLD FIELDS FOR ITS ETHICAL STANCE.
3. LODI GYARI RINPOCHE VISITS SOUTH AFRICA
4. Exiled Tibetans rejoice after Grammy Award win
5. Tibetan chant wins Grammy
6. Tibetan Monks Bag the First Grammy for Tibetans

Tuesday, February 10

1. Beijing court says environmentalist Tibetan monk to die
2. Draft Education Policy Meeting Concludes
3. Carlsberg to brew beer on the Roof of the World
4. Successful opening of Tibet Exhibition in Oslo
5. China NetTV and Continental Minerals Agree to Explore Exciting Gold-Copper Project in Tibet

Wednesday, February 11

1. FREEDOM MARCH FLAGGED OFF
2. Central Tibetan Administration Regrets the Unpleasant Incident Following TYC's Peace March Flag-off
3. Protests greet Buddhist visit to Catholic church
4. Tashi Lhunpo Monks' performance disrupted by protesting Catholics
5. India brings Nepalese director, Tibetan author together
6. What is in it for West to save Tibet?... Plenty
7. Nelson Madela rejects call to help Tibetans

Friday, February 13

1. Upcoming Dalai Lama visit a huge hit
2. Fistfight erupts over tickets to see the Dalai Lama
3. U.S. readies to target China's rights record
4. RSS feels good about Muslim intentions
5. ICT Joins More than 300 NGOs to Urge World Bank Reform of Policies on Oil, Coal and Mining

Saturday, February 14

1. A man of peace in a world of turmoil
2. Not clear on Dalai message
3. Centre seeks report on lathicharge
4. Lathi charge on Tibetans condemned
5. The Hum Of Holy Breath

Sunday, February 15

1. The 'Freedom March'es in Unison
2. FINDING PEACE: Tibetan monks well-received in appearance at GVSU
3. It's the best of both worlds
4. Hard look at a mystical land
5. No easy solutions

Monday, February 16

1. China's annihilation
2. Tibetan new year Losar begins on Feb 21
3. The trials of China's Tibetans
4. Monk contemplates life of movie-making
5. Global stars at Buddhist meet
6. Snow in Lhasa ushers in Tibetan New Year
7. Bird flu recurs in Thailand, Tibet also hit

Tuesday, February 17

1. India enlists support of Dalai Lama in religious tourism drive
2. President Kalam, Dalai Lama promote spiritual tourism in India
3. U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Labels China a "Country of Particular Concern," Cites Ongoing Religious Persecution in Tibet
4. Peace Ride for Tibet's Independence
5. Protests greet Buddhist visit to Catholic church
6. Church to support Tibet Campaign
7. The Happy people
8. 'At least we are talking'

Wednesday, February 18

1. Raoul Wallenberg and Tibet
2. Danish PM vows to raise HR issues in China
3. New Information on Tenzin Delek
4. Buddha hard to find in Bihar
5. Tibetans detained after anti-China protest
6. Country profile: China
7. Fun time for Tibetans

Wednesday, February 18 (2)

1. Dalai Lama; Canada's recognition
2. Letter to the Editor RE "A man of peace in a world of turmoil"
3. Tibetans Slam Dalai Lama Portrait Ban As Provocative
4. The model of Jesus
5. Hypocrites greet Tibetan monks

Thursday, February 19

1. Tibetans driven out of China by lack of schooling
2. Freedom March: "...........On the Right Track."
3. Films highlight Tibetan struggle
4. Japan donates 626,000 US dollars for west China's education

Friday, February 20

1. CTC Message to All Tibetan Friends in Canada
2. ARMENIANS SUPPORT THE TIBET CHINA NEGOTIATIONS CAMPAIGN
3. Open Letter to All Members of the Armenian Community of Canada
4. EDUCATING THE HEART Vancouver welcomes the Dalai Lama in April
5. Protest against Bowers Museum
6. Sikkim unveils giant Buddhist statue

Saturday, February 21

1. New Year Interviews with Samdhong Rinpoche
2. Dharamsala Celebrates the First day of 2131, Wood-Monkey Year

Sunday, February 22

1. Tibetans find a haven in Parkdale
2. Tibetan Exhibit Is More Political Artifice Than Art, Protesters Say
3. Local Tibetans to protest exhibit
4. Tibetands and Tibet Supporters to Boycott Exhibit
5. FREEDOM MARCH: "March of the Soaring Spirit"

Monday, February 23

1. "Youth Empowerment Initiative" website launched
2. Guru Rinpoche's 135 ft. statue unveiled
3. Beijing-backed Tibetan leader urged to support Communist Party
4. Chasing a Higher Law: Tibet's Freedom
5. Radio with a View

Tuesday, February 24

1. A GOOD HEART COUNTS; FORMER TIBETAN MONK HAS FOUND FREEDOM
2. Tibetans in Nepal Pressured to Not Hold Public New Year Celebration
3. Tibetans back man charged in card scam
4. Tibetan monks visit Allendale Campus
5. TIBET'S CRY FALLS ON DEAF EARS.....
6. DALAI LAMA'S ENVOY SPEAKS OUT....By John Cowan.
7. My Kind of Town
8. OBITUARY

Wednesday, February 25

1. CTA Welcomes Kofi Annan's Appointment of the New UN High Commissioner on Human Rights
2. My Kind of Town
3. Tibet Situation Addressed in the Norwegian Parliament Question Time
4. Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Specimen Museum boasts of world largest collections
5. Tibetan Music Festival Enthralls Bylakupee
6. SEC 17 PLAZA FILLS UP WITH STRAINS OF TIBETAN RAGE
7. UNITED STATES ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT FINDS CHINA GUILTY OF ABUSES IN TIBET

Thursday, February 26

1. Tibet and China
2. Dharamsala Welcomes Release of Phuntsog Nyidrol
3. China-Tibet-Nun
4. Phuntsog Nyidrol Released from Prison
5. TIBETAN NUN IS FREE AFTER 15 YEARS IN PRISON RELEASE IS WELCOME, BUT NOT ENOUGH, SAY ACTIVISTS
6. Tibetan Nun Phuntsog Nyidrol Released From Prison US-China human rights talks produce one-year reduction for 16-year sentence
7. Exile Tibetans Mourn the Demise of Tsomoling Dawa, a Former Political Prisoner
8. Freedom March: "Return of the Old Warriors"
9. WHEN BUDDHISTS FLY

Friday, February 27

1. Singing' Tibetan nun freed in China Last member held of group that made recording in jail
2. Released after 14 years: nun who sang from jail of homeland and love
3. Tibet and Taiwan
4. Concert Review: Tibet House Benefit Concert

Saturday, February 28

1. Festival opens window on Tibet
2. The 27th Gothenburg Film Festival - "The Cry of the Snow Lion".
3. Tibet's longest-serving female prisoner of conscience finally released Amnesty, Fri 27 Feb 2004

Sunday, February 29

1. Devotees throng Rewalsar
2. Awakenings
3. Tibetan Film Festival, March 5-11
4. Tibetans Hold Grand Ceremony to Pray for New Year
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