The Voice of Vietnam is a national radio station and government agency which disseminates the Party’s guidelines and State laws, contributing to the people’s enhanced intellectual standards and spiritual lives.

The Voice of Vietnam is abbreviated in Vietnamese to “Đài TNVN” and has the English name “Voice of Vietnam”, or VOV for short.

The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) was established immediately after the August 1945 Revolution. Its first program was aired at 11.30 AM on September 7, 1945, with the signature phrase: “This is the Voice of Vietnam, broadcasting from Hanoi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam”. At 11.30 AM on July 2, 1976, this phrase was changed to: “This is the Voice of Vietnam, broadcasting from Hanoi, capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”.

Organizational Structure

The Voice of Vietnam is a multimedia broadcaster. It runs several channels: News and Current Affairs channel (VOV1); Culture, Science and Education channel (VOV2); Music, News and Entertainment channel (VOV3), Ethnic languages channel (VOV4); VOVWORLD (VOV5), Arts and Literature channel (VOV6) and VOV Traffic channel. VOV Print Newspaper was launched on November 2, 1998. On February 3, 2008 VOVTV officially made its first broadcast.

The Voice of Vietnam operates a Radio Technical Center, 2 Broadcasting Colleges, a Radio Broadcasting Service and Advertisement Center (VOVas) and an Equipment Materials Information Export Import Corporation (EMICO).

The Voice of Vietnam has 6 domestic bureaus based in the northwest region, the norheastern region, the central region, the Central Highlands, Ho Chi Minh city and the Mekong delta. Its 11 foreign bureaus are based in Beijing (China), Vientiane (Laos), Bangkok (Thailand), Phnompenh (Cambodia), Moscow (Russia), Tokyo (Japan), Paris (France), Washington DC (US), Cairo (Egypt), Prague (Czech Republic), and Syney (Australia). 

VOV leadership

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President Nguyễn Thế Kỷ
Member of the Party Central Committee

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Vice President Trần Minh Hùng 


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Vice President Ngô Minh Hiển

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Vice President Phạm Mạnh Hùng

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Vice President Vũ Hải Quang