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VOA Broadcasting in Tibetan

VOA Tibetan reaches its audience through television, radio and the Internet with uncensored news unavailable to Tibetans through state-controlled Chinese media. VOA offers discussions on important issues, as well as information and expertise that help support the development of Tibetan civil society. VOA Tibetan audiences are located in Tibet, the ethnic Tibetan regions of Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu, and Yunnan, and in Bhutan, Nepal, and India—where Tibetan speakers live.

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Established: March 1991

Target area: Tibet and Tibetan speakers around the world

Radio Programming: 42 hours per week

TV Programming: 3 hours per week

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Programs and Features

KUNLENG FORUM: A 35-minute TV program that tackles cultural and current affairs topics not easily discussed inside Tibet -- Wednesdays and Fridays at 10PM Tibet time. On Asiasat, Telstar 18, and the internet.

KUNLENG NEWS: The only source of television news on U.S., world and Tibet in the Tibetan language not controlled by the Chinese state. 15 minutes on Wednesdays and Fridays, webcast and simulcast on radio.

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

BHOME-WOMEN TRANSFORMING: A weekly 15-minute radio/TV program that focuses on the changing role of women around the world and discusses it in the Tibetan context.

CYBER TIBET: A 10-minute TV segment that is a roundup of trending Tibetan cyber activities, music and video posts, blog and website activities.

YOUTH & EDUCATION: Weekly radio program on issues and challenges facing young Tibetans today.

TABLE TALK: Weekly interview program with newsmakers, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators and politicians.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: Radio show on nutrition and preventative medicine.

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.

PROFILE ON HISTORICAL FIGURES: A radio program featuring historical figures who have made substantial contributions for freedom, democracy, human rights and humanitarian works.

PELOK: A 15-minute book review program introducing modern Tibetan and world literature, weekly on radio and biweekly on TV.