Tibetan flags at protest

About us

Our manifesto

Tibet is the least free country on earth.

Since China’s invasion in 1950, Tibet’s religion has been extinguished, its culture and language erased. And countless Tibetans have been murdered.

The terrifying thing is that we don’t actually know how many. Today, Tibet is the most sophisticated police state on the planet. An apartheid regime of mass surveillance and deafening silence. Inside Tibet, everything is watched. Outside, nothing is seen.

But we see it.

We are Free Tibet, and we stand with Tibetans around the world. For their homeland, for their future and against China’s brutal occupation.

We keep the eyes of the world on the atrocities being committed in Tibet. We share evidence that makes them impossible to deny. We lead campaigns that make them impossible to ignore. And together, we will build a global movement that’s impossible to resist.

Tibet can be free. It must be free – and one day it will be.

Together we bring that day closer.


Who we are

Free Tibet started life in 1987 when we were named Tibet Support Group UK. We renamed ourselves Free Tibet Campaign in 1996 and made one further name change in 2008, becoming Free Tibet.

In 2020 we merged with Tibet Society. Tibet Society was founded in 1959, within weeks of the flight of the Dalai Lama from Tibet following the uprising against China’s occupation.

We are a non-profit, non-governmental organisation. We are independent of all governments (including the Central Tibetan Administration) and funded entirely by our supporters from all over the world.


What we do

Sharing accurate information

We are at the forefront of breaking news from inside Tibet. We work closely with our research partner Tibet Watch to securely obtain and verify the latest news, which we share through our website, social media and worldwide media. We are a trusted and accurate source of information and we are regularly featured in media stories across the world.

Challenging China

China uses its economic weight to silence the discussion of Tibet on the world stage and propaganda to prevent individuals from learning the truth. We counter this by pressuring world leaders and exposing the reality about Tibet, driving international support for Tibetans’ tireless and peaceful struggle for freedom.

Lobbying and campaigning

We lobby political leaders to do more for Tibet and we provide evidence of torture and other human rights abuse in Tibet to the United Nations. We pressure Chinese leaders on their policies in Tibet and on individual Tibetan political prisoners. We run targeted campaigns that challenge corporations seeking to profit from the occupation.

Growing support for Tibet

We have an active and growing supporter base who help us to pressure our campaign targets and to share information about Tibet.

The Tibetan people seek justice and freedom and their peaceful resistance deserves our support. Will you join us?
Join us today

We are Free Tibet, and we stand with Tibetans around the world. For their homeland, for their future and against China’s brutal occupation.