Voice of America

Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 45 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 187 million people around the world.  For nearly 75 years, VOA journalists have told American stories and supplied content that many people cannot get locally: objective news and information about the US, their region and the world.  VOA uses the devices and platforms target markets use to connect audiences on five continents with the people, thoughts and institutions that make America unique.

VOA uses digital, web, and mobile media to engage viewers, listeners, users, and friends. Radio and television broadcast to approximately 3,000 affiliates, and satellite transmissions reach countries where free speech is banned or where civil society is under threat.  VOA’s four mobile apps have registered more than 1 million downloads and cater to users on all major mobile platforms. With the largest audience of all U.S. international media, VOA continues to be a beacon of hope for underserved audiences who yearn for information about freedom of expression, civil society, and change.

Recent Highlights

BBG networks carry Trump speech live

As a part of their on-going coverage of the U.S. election process, the BBG networks provided live coverage of Donald Trump’s acceptance speech in six global languages.

BBG networks provide thorough coverage of failed coup attempt in Turkey

For many people in Turkey, Iran, Russia and other places around the world, the networks served as the only source of accurate and unbiased coverage of the failed coup.

Voice of America marks 40th anniversary of its ‘Charter’

This week marks a major milestone for the Voice of America — the 40th anniversary of the VOA Charter.

Africans in U.S. politics: a Voice Of America townhall

Africans in the diaspora are playing a bigger role in U.S. politics with a diverse electorate raising issues in this campaign about both Africa and their new lives in the United States.

Voice of America hosts panel on young Muslims in America

“Being Young and Muslim in America” was moderated by the VOA Afghanistan Service’s digital managing editor in the wake of the carnage in Orlando that has left lingering questions about how young Muslims are assimilating into the American mainstream.


Radio Ashna receives award for raising health awareness

Health Awareness Recognition Award, Ministry of Health (2015)

Ministry of Health sent a certificate for the recognition of Dr. Njibullah Ahmad's contribution in creating awareness in the health sector, who hosted Radio Ashna's popular health call in show.

VOA receives award for religion reporting

The award for Excellence in National Network/Cable News Religion Reporting, Religion Newswriters Association (2015)

Religion Newswriters Association names winners of 2015 Awards for Excellence in Religion Reporting. The award for Excellence in National Network/Cable News Religion Reporting went to Mike O’Sullivan of Voice of America.

VOA receives award for Google Glass coverage

Multimedia/Online Journalism Award, Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (2015)

The "Google Glass & Other Wearables" won the award of Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association in the Multimedia/Online Journalism category.

VOA reporter recognized for outstanding science reporting

Outstanding Specialty Reporting — Science, Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (2015)

VOA multimedia journalist Steve Baragona won the award of Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association in the Outstanding Specialty Reporting category for his Science reports.

VOA journalist receives award for work as one-man band

Outstanding Video Journalist/One Man Band Reporter, Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (2015)

VOA Midwest Correspondent Kane Farabaugh received the Outstanding Video Journalist/One-Man Band award from Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

Take a Tour of VOA Headquarters

Take a behind-the-scenes look at VOA through our guided audio-visual Studio Tour. Learn more about our history and the regions to which we broadcast, and watch broadcasters during live TV and radio programs. For reservations or more information, call (202) 203-4990 or visit www.VOAtour.com.

“Historians now acknowledge that the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe were major contributors to the bringing down the then Soviet Union. There's no doubt about it.”

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ)