Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 45 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 236.6 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.
Voice of America’s global weekly audience hit a record in 2016, surpassing every projection and growing by nearly 50 million — the largest jump ever in a single year. Now 236.6 million people around the world consume VOA’s programs, compared to 187.7 million in 2015, according to new figures released November 15 by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the federal entity that oversees all U.S. civilian international media, including the Voice of America.
Follow the campaigns of four Muslim American immigrants seeking office in city, state, and national government.
A VOA report on a 34-year-old university graduate from Malawi, who shunned a traditional career path for farming, has resulted in many offers of help for the young woman.
Twenty-one Afghan women have enrolled in an adult literacy class thanks to a connection made by Najiba Noshaba, VOA radio program for women.
Coverage includes highlighting observances, the attacks’ legacy on its survivors and the effect on the United States foreign policy.
Finalist certificate, Education/Instructional category, New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards (2016)
At the New York Festivals International TV and Film awards, VOA won a Finalist certificate in the Education/Instructional category for The Making of the Constitution, produced by Kelly Jean Kelly as part of the VOA Learning English series, The Making of a Nation. The series teaches U.S. history by telling the stories of major events and personalities since the country’s founding.
Finalist certificate, Special Report category, New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards (2016)
Produced by VOA reporter Chris Simkins, the series takes an in-depth look at the 1965 measure that outlawed racial discrimination in voting.
Burke Award, Broadcasting Board of Governors (2015)
Voice of America reporter Ibrahim Ahmed is among the recipients of the 2015 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award, announced December 16 in Washington. The awards honor the courage, integrity and professionalism of individuals in reporting the news on U.S. government international media.
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.
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.
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.