Voice of America

Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 45 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 236.8 million people around the world.  For over 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 specific 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

Media Ownership in an Era of Distrust: A Conversation with the Director of Voice of America

Join the Wilson Center for a discussion with VOA Director Amanda Bennett on the role of government-funded media outlets.

NBC News: “ One tiny corner of the U.S. government pushes back against Russian disinformation”

NBC News explores BBG efforts to counter Russian disinformation, including Polygraph.info and Current Time TV.

Women in Politics Around the World, A VOA Critical Issues Roundtable

A growing number of women around the globe are jumping headfirst into politics. They are volunteering, organizing, rallying, participating and running for office to bring about what they see as much-needed change in an increasingly divisive world.

Voice of America wins Gold and Bronze at New York Festivals Awards

The Voice of America wins Gold and Bronze World Medals at the 2018 New York Festivals International TV and Film Awards.

VOA showcases women on the front lines of the battle for gender equality

Ahead of the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the Voice of America hosted a live discussion that focused on four women working on the front lines in the battle for gender equality in Nigeria, Tanzania, the Philippines and Lebanon.

Awards

Voice of America wins Bronze World Medal at New York Festivals Awards

Bronze World Medal, New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards (2018)

VOA News Center’s TV series Off The Highway won the Bronze medal in the Coverage of Continuing News category. The series gives VOA audiences insight into a different American perspective and a glimpse into parts of the U.S. not as frequently covered as urban centers along the east and west coasts.

Voice of America wins Gold World Medal at New York Festivals Awards

Gold World Medal, New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards (2018)

The Voice of America won Gold World Medal during the 2018 New York Festivals International TV and Film Awards gala at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas on April 10, 2018 for its feature-length documentary Boko Haram: Journey from Evil.

VOA’s The Air Force’s Quiet Crises wins CAPBA’s Outstanding News Series award

Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) awards, Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (2017)

Voice of America won Outstanding News Series for The Air Force’s Quiet Crises, at the 2017 Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) awards. The series covers the U.S. Air Force’s inability to carry out all planned missions due to a shortage of pilots and ground crews to service the aircraft. Pentagon Correspondent Carla Babb and Photographer/Editor Mike Burke produced the series.

American Muslim Portraits wins Best in Show – Television at CAPBA awards

Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) awards, Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (2017)

Voice of America won Best in Show – Television for American Muslim Portraits, at the 2017 Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) awards. The series profiles a diverse group of U.S. Muslims and was created by Carolyn Presutti, Bezhan Hamdard, Mike Burke, and Jeff Swicord.

VOA’s American Muslim Portraits wins Outstanding Digital Feature Project

Outstanding Digital Feature Project, Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (2017)

Voice of America won Outstanding Digital Feature Project for American Muslim Portraits, at the 2017 Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) awards. The series profiles a diverse group of U.S. Muslims and was created by Carolyn Presutti, Bezhan Hamdard, Mike Burke, and Jeff Swicord.

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. Visit www.VOAtour.com for more information.

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“The Boko Haram documentary produced by VOA is a great and commendable endeavor which shows the bankrupt ideology of the group.”

Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello MasariSpeaking to reporters during a visit to Washington, D.C.