Accessibility links

Breaking News

VOA Broadcasting in Tibetan

VOA Tibetan reaches its audience through television, radio, the Internet, and social media platforms with uncensored news unavailable to Tibetans through state-controlled Chinese media. VOA offers discussions on important issues, information that helps support Tibetan civil society, and counters official Chinese propaganda and misinformation about the U.S. VOA Tibetan audiences are located in the Tibet Autonomous Region, the autonomous Tibetan areas in the Chinese provinces of Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu, and Yunnan, and in Bhutan, Nepal, and India—where Tibetan speakers live.

Quick Facts

Established: March 1991

Target area:

Tibet and Tibetan speakers

Radio Programming: 42 hours a week

TV Programming: 3 hours a week

Programs available at:

Facebook: VOA Tibetan

X: @VOATibetan

YouTube: VOAKunleng

Mobile App:


Google Play



Listen via Streamer App:



Printable Version

Programs and Features

KUNLENG NEWS: A 15-minute television program with news about U.S., the world and Tibet in the Tibetan language, airing on Wednesdays and Fridays, webcast and simulcast on radio.

HEADLINE NEWS: A 5-minute webcast video roundup of Tibetan and world news twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays.

KUNLENG FORUM: A 35-minute TV program that tackles cultural and current affairs topics not easily discussed inside Tibet, airing on Wednesdays and Fridays, simulcast on radio, satellite, Website, Facebook and YouTube.

AM & PM SHOWS: Radio/audio 60-minute U.S. news, world news, Tibet and Tibetan news, special interviews, weekly feature programs airing on shortwave radio, satellite, website, Facebook and YouTube.

CYBER TIBET: A 10-minute TV/audio roundup of trending Tibetan online activities, music, video posts, blogs, and website happenings.

PELOK: A 15-minute TV and radio/audio weekly book program introducing modern Tibetan and world literature and authors.

TABLE TALK: A 15-minute radio/audio weekly interview program with newsmakers, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators and politicians.

KHAWAI MINA: A 15-minute TV and radio/audio program showcasing Tibetans in various fields whose work impacts Tibetan society culturally and politically.