India, Summer 2012
Working at the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) was an undeniably unique experience, and one that solidified my commitment to working in human rights-based media as an international journalist. In particular, my time at the Tibetan Policy Institute provided me with a better understanding of the Administration as a functioning democratic body and invaluable access to those issues and challenges which plague both the government-in-exile and the Tibetan community-at-large.
Through my projects, I actually ended up straddling a few departments within the CTA and managed to establish a good rapport with some of them, such as the Department of Security, who allowed me access to the Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre to conduct interviews about border policy with new arrivals from Tibet. Read more »