Research Articles by Tenzin Dalha*

The Cyber War Against Tibet

February 21, 2019

Cyberattacks are having a chilling effect on the Central Tibetan Administration and Tibetan diaspora. The Diplomat Cisco Talos, a group of world-class researchers, analysts, and engineers, recently uncovered a new cyberespionage campaign delivering a malicious Microsoft PowerPoint document using a mailing list run by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). The document is a copy of... Read more »......Read More

By Tenzin Dalha*


August 4, 2018

China had 772 million internet users by the end of December 2017, with penetration rate of 55.8%[i]. Thus, it became the largest online population in the world. As the records of internet service and users grew exponentially, the Chinese government has undertaken measures to limit the access of its netizens to contents that are deemed... Read more »......Read More

By Tenzin Dalha*

Cybersecurity for Tibetans In and Outside Tibet

May 7, 2018

The fragility of the information world we now live in demands strong cybersecurity surveillance. The escalation of potent cyber threat, part of living in the digital era, is understanding that our private information is more vulnerable than ever before.......Read More

By Tenzin Dalha*

China’s Censorship Fails to Contain Jokhang Fire

March 1, 2018

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) under the leadership of Xi Jinping has been progressively tightening its control over the mass media. The media is perceived to be mouthpiece of Communist Party and is supposed to be used for propaganda. It is an essential tool to spreading the government agenda and controlling public discourse. ......Read More

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China smothers last breath of internet freedom with VPN ban

July 28, 2017

In the age of growing internet freedom and governmental transparency, China’s infamous Great Firewall has unabatedly suppressed freedom of expression and strictly monitored the information that could be accessed by its citizens. China has employed a range of cyber security: Internet surveillance, data mining and censorship measures to control Internet Service Provider (ISP), Internet Content... Read more »......Read More

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Chinese Censorship vs Tibetan Activism On Social Media

June 4, 2016

Introduction In this social media obsessed age, we can create our identities and live vicariously through the lives we generate on social media platforms. There has been a tremendous rise in the growth of online social networks all over the world in recent times, and the development of the largest online networks like Twitter, WhatsApp... Read more »......Read More

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The WeChat Effect on 2016 Tibetan General Elections

April 1, 2016

Free media has long been recognized as a cornerstone of democracy and plays a vital role in influencing political discourse during elections. Free and balanced traditional media (print and broadcast) foster transparency and the dissemination of important electoral information. ......Read More

By Tenzin Dalha*