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