Tibet on Fire is an online journalism platform that tells the story behind the crisis in Tibet using the latest in interactive media.
Over 107 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since February 2009 to protest Chinese rule. It takes a lot of repression to motivate someone to do something so desperate—especially when they're commited to nonviolence
It’s an overwhelming story. To make things worse, the news about Tibet is scattered across lots of indie sources, most of which are little known and hard to find.
We want to bring that news together in a way that helps make sense of it: interactive maps, timelines, visualizations, custom Twitter searches, and more (See examples of what what we'd like to do here, here, here, and here.)
Now we need to hire a developer to help us build these tools. That can't happen without your help.
If you’re a web developer, a programmer, a graphic designer, or a fundraiser who would like to help out, please contact us.
If not, you can still help make Tibet on Fire a success by contributing to our online fundraising campaign—by sharing it on social media, by telling your friends and family about it, or by donating.
Thank you forbeing a part of this!
Who's behind Tibet on Fire
Joshua has covered Tibet for Al Jazeera, Global Post, Turning Wheel Media, and Spare Change News. He has also advised the CNN Belief Blog and Huffington Post Live on their Tibet coverage.
Joshua holds a master’s in Tibetan Buddhist studies from Harvard University and reads Tibetan.