"Mangtso" was first published on June 15, 1990 by Pema Bhum. The
editorial board members were Kunsang Gyal, Tsering Dhondup, Tenzin Gompo,
and Pema Bhum. On the request of the original founders and publishers of
"Mangtso", AMI took on the responsibility of publishing this fortnightly
Tibetan language newspaper with effect from the issue dated August 31, 1993.
The new editorial board of the paper was Tashi Tsering, Pema Bhum, Lhasang
Tsering and Jamyang Norbu. Gonpo Tsering was assistant editor till May 1995.
Within a short space of time "Mangtso" had become the most popular
and respected newspaper in the Tibetan exile world.
Mangtso's innovativeness, energy and truth-telling inspired many other such
publications in exile society and also created the requisite conditions
for their subsistence. These days there are a number of papers in the exile
community namely: "Nyenchen thangla" (Gnyan chen Thang lha, Nepal),
"Himalayan Drum-beat" (Hi ma la ya'i rna sgra, April 1995, Kathmandu),
"Truth" (Drang bden, April 19,1995, New Delhi), "True Sayings"
(Bden gtam, December 21,1992, Varanasi), "Tibet Times" (Bod kyi
dus bab, Dharamshala), "Tibetan Affairs" (Bod mi'i rtsa don, September
15, 1993, Darjeeling), "Himalayan Melody" (Hi ma la ya'i sgra
dbyangs, Kathmandu), "Three Provinces of Tibet" (Bod chol kha
gsum, November 1, 1997, Dharamshala), "Himalayan Mirror" (Hi ma
la ya'i me long, 1997, Kathmandu). The Tibetan government also revived the
old "Tibetan Freedom" (Bod mi'i rangdbang, September 21,1993)
that till the advent of "Mangtso" had closed down in Darjeeling.