WASHINGTON, D.C. — Disturbing images of Tibetans setting themselves on fire, interviews with protesters, and background on Tibet’s rich culture are woven together in a compelling new VOA documentary that examines the deadly wave of political self-immolations that have taken place since 2009. “This documentary Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America condemns the recent start of deliberate interference with its English language shortwave broadcasts into China. Monitors listening to VOA broadcasts say this interference “appears intentional,” and is strongest in regions around Tibet and along the Indian border. “The Chinese Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America Director David Ensor has categorically denied allegations contained in a Chinese state television report, which blames VOA broadcasts for encouraging self-immolations in Tibet. “That is totally false,” Ensor said at the VOA headquarters in Washington Wednesday. “We do report Read more »
Radio Free Asia (RFA) continues to be in the forefront of coverage of self-immolations and other demonstrations in Tibet, with The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and major wire services relying on RFA content. Almost daily, ordinary Tibetan men and women, including Read more »
Radio Free Asia recently hosted a meeting with the Dalai Lama in New York, which was attended by Broadcasting Board of Governors Members Dana Perino and Susan McCue. Below are some photographs from the sessions.
Washington, D.C. — Word-of-mouth networks are the most trusted sources of information in Tibet, and are key to extending the reach of Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America in the region, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Read more »
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Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister (Kalon Tripa) of the Tibetan exile government, appeared Friday on the VOA Tibetan program Kunleng, where he said there is a link between China’s policies in Tibet and the recent increase in self-immolations. “What we are asking China, is to see Read more »
Washington D.C. — In a meeting July 17 with the prime minister (Kalon Tripa) of the Central Tibetan Administration, a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the agency’s top executive confirmed the BBG’s commitment to supporting freedom and democracy for all Tibetans through Read more »
Coverage of self-immolation protests in Tibet by Radio Free Asia and Voice of America have been picked up by other media outlets around the would in recent weeks. China cracks down after Tibetan self-immolations - The Independent, June 1, 2012 Locals and many pilgrims from all Read more »