Dear Friends, as you know Voice of Tibet (VOT) is airing a 45 mins. Programme (30 mins. In Tibetan followed by 15 mins in Mandarin language) daily on short wave to Tibet.
Our main editorial office is located in Dharamsala and we have a correspondent stationed in Kathmandu.
Our main administrative office is located in Oslo, Norway.
VOT is an independent media organisation established in 1996 by Worldview Rights, The Norwegian Human Rights House and the Norwegian Tibet Committee.

VOT will from now on write a weekly update on our activities and mail it to our friends worldwide.
It will be appreciated if those receiving this newsletter will forward it to other interested persons/organisations, who can mail us at voti@online.no to subscribe.
Please also mail us if you do not want to receive this newsletter in future.

VOT News:
Dear readers, today we are proud to bring you a picture edition of our newsletter.
These photos, taken by Oystein Alme on his trip to Dharamsala in April 2002, show VOT`s staff in Dharamsala and VOT`s office.
Hope you`ll enjoy these nice pictures from Voice of Tibet.

Kind regards,

Vot`s entire staff in Dharamsala:
From left: Lobsang Tsultrim, Pachen Dorjee, Dadon, Mentok, Tenzin Peldon and Kunsang Paljor

Kunsang Paljor hard at work in Vot`s office

Recording the programme, Vot`s studio

From inside Vot`s office

Vot`s entire staff in Dharamsala:
From left: Pachen Dorjee, Kunsang Paljor, Lobsang Tsultrim, Tenzin Peldon, Dadon and Mentok

Kunsang Paljor and Dadon working on the programme

Editor in-Chief, Lobsang Tsultrim

    Outside Vot`s office

Voice of Tibet online:

Please check our website: www.vot.org, for more info about the radio. On our website you can also listen to our latest programmes.

Voice of Tibet

About Voice of Tibet:

VOT is a communication project for the Tibetans and run by Tibetans.

VOTs daily radio programmes aims to strenghten the Tibetan identity and culture, and to educate and update the Tibetans inside Tibet (and the Tibetan exile communities in India and Nepal) in internation-ally acknowledged human rights. VOTs daily service provides unbiased Tibet related news, and feature stories mainly focusing on issues like democracy, education, health, human rights, Tibetan culture.

VOTs service is unique because the programme production takes place in the hearts of the Tibetan exile communities, providing a daily link between the Tibetans in Tibet and the exile communities and the rest of the free world. VOTs programmes are updated and available every day on real audio at www.vot.org - including an archive of the last weeks programmes.

VOTs programmes are aired on short wave to Asia every evening between 12:12 and 13 UTC (Beijing time 20:12 to 21:00 / Indian time 17:45 to 18:30 / 12:15 to 13:00 UTC). The programmes are aired on several frequencies simultanously, and can be tuned and listened to from most parts of the world with a proper radio. Due to Chinese jamming attempts VOT regularly change its frequencies.

Contact us:

Address to VOTs office in Oslo:

Foundation Voice of Tibet, St. Olavs gt. 24, 0166 Oslo
Tel:+47 22112700 / Fax:+47 22115474
Email:votibet@online.no / Website: www.vot.org
Contact persons:
Øystein Alme: project manager
Chopel Norbu: project co-ordinator
Morten Vågen: web-master/writer

Address to VOTs office in Dharamsala:

Voice of Tibet
Narthang Building, Gangchen Kyishong
Dharamsala - 176215, H.P., India
Tel: +91 1892 22384 / 26471 - E-mail:
Contact person: Mr. Lobsang Tsultrim, Editor-in-Chief

Editor of this newsletter:

Morten Vågen - Tel:+47 22112700 / Fax:+47 22115474

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