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.
Established: March 1991
Tibet and Tibetan speakers around the
Radio Programming: 42 hours a week
TV Programming: 3 hours a week
Programs and additional features
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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.
VOA INTERVIEWS: 15-minute TV and radio/audio segments through Skype, Teradek, Teams, or in studio with Tibetans living around the world excelling in their fields, or engaged in creative, innovative, path-breaking activities; included in Table Talk, Khawai Mina, BhoMe and Kunleng programs.
BHOME - WOMEN TRANSFORMING: A 15-minute TV/audio weekly program that focuses on the changing role of women around the world and in the Tibetan context.
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.
BUDDHISM & CULTURE: A weekly radio show that looks at news and developments in Tibetan culture and cultural figures.
TIBET IN REVIEW: A radio features program that follows up on crackdowns, detentions, and unjust state actions once they disappear from the headlines.
KHAWAI MINA: A 15-minute TV program with audio playback on Tibetans in various fields whose work impacts Tibetan society culturally and politically.
PELOK: A 15-minute book review program introducing modern Tibetan and world literature, weekly on radio and biweekly on TV.