As we recognize Alaska’s 50th anniversary of statehood, a little farther west, 2009 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising of 1959, when more than 86,000 Tibetans were slaughtered by Chinese troops. Despite the challenges Tibet continues to face in their struggle to end the Chinese occupation and attain basic human rights, Lobsang Nyandak remains hopeful that one day all Tibetans will be able to return to a free and peaceful homeland. Recorded in Anchorage on March 20th, the Dalia Lama’s representative to the United States, Lobsang Nyandak speaks on The Future Prospects for Tibet.
- Thirty-five censored Tibet protest videos from March 2008
- VIDEO: China’s Brutality in Tibet Exposed
- The Official Website of the Central Tibetan Administration
- Wall Street Journal Asia: “Fifty Years of Exile”
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RECORDED: March 20, 2009 at the Hilton Anchorage
AIRED ON KSKA: Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
REPEATS: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 9:00 p.m.
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