Friday, January 28, 2011

International Media attention and Katri Elections

With each passing week, month,the excitement and the enthusiasm surrounding the coming Katri elections is only getting stronger and stronger. Momentum in terms of grass root campaigning, informative debates, discussions etc have almost reached its peak and still getting stronger. What is the one thing that anyone notices to be lacking?

Unlike anything related to Tibet, our usual protests, demonstrations etc, the Katri election has generated very little International media attention. Perhaps it could be because of the nature or the significance of the issue or its relevance for consumption in todays 24 hr news bites. But more than that, I feel its because of the lack of any debates in english, press conferences in english etc by the respective candidates. Of course a few articles here and there have come up in some of the international media, but nothing more than that.

Although to many, the issue of Katri elections might not be as lucrative compared to other simmering topics of current affairs. However, one cannot deny that,given enough number of english discourses, whether it is speeches, debates or discussions by the respective candidates, I am sure someone will come up with a small piece for a news segment on some International media outlet.

For many youths, especially in americas, europe etc and in fact even in India, watching VOA or listening to RFA is more than a hastle than a choice for information on Katri elections, given its sophisticated language bearings. But, I don't see that a debate in english would harm anyone, but would in fact generate more interest and more fervour among our youths for the coming elections.

I wish someone can organise such an event. It will be a wonderful experience. What do you guys say??

1 comment:

  1. hi,you are right.there is nothing to improve to people if candidates have talents...i hope they will lead us where samdong rinpoche led if they can't find not only a new but a nice path.

    by jamyang dakpa,a tibetan bloger,a sincere fan of you and not an ex as you to jamyang norbu....heheh