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

Martin Luther King: A Global Vision for Justice

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an American civil rights icon, but his influence traveled far from the shores of this nation. From Australia to Germany to Niger, boulevards and streets bear his name, illustrating how he inspired others, especially in Africa.

Voice of America Mandarin Service Correspondents Detained by Chinese Authorities

Yibing Feng, a full time VOA staffer, and his Chinese assistant were detained by Chinese authorities on Monday evening, August 13, while conducting an interview with Professor Wenguang Sun.

Thinking Forward: A Discussion with International Young Leaders

Millions of young people around the world are undereducated, underemployed and living in poverty. These conditions are making them potential targets for extremist groups. This demographic makes up more than half of the world’s population. For some, economic uncertainty is leading to disillusionment with established leaders and institutions.

VOA Opens French Language Station in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

BBG opens it 32nd FM station in Africa. Listeners in Brazzaville can now tune into VOA French to Africa's most popular shows.

President Trump speaks to North Koreans through Voice of America

VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren interviews President Trump after Tuesday’s historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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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