Washington, D.C. — The Voice of America boosted its coverage of extremism and terrorism this week with the hard launch of a new webpage on its Central News website, voanews.com.
VOA’s Extremism Watch desk monitors news related to extremism around the world. It takes an in-depth look at the stories behind the headlines to give audiences what most Western media do not report.
“VOA’s Extremism Watch is on the frontlines of investigative reporting,” said VOA Director Amanda Bennett. “It enhances our coverage of violent extremism and terrorism. The desk shares information with other U.S. government civilian broadcasters — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Radio Free Asia and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks — to provide audiences around the world in-depth analysis, while adhering strictly to the VOA Charter, which mandates accurate, balanced and comprehensive reporting.”
The Extremism Watch desk works closely with all of the Voice of America’s 44 language services to tell the full story as it translates and pursues reports in Urdu, Pashto, Turkish, Kurdish and other VOA broadcast languages for worldwide radio, television and social media distribution in English.
Voice of America reaches a global weekly audience of more than 311.8 million people in 47 languages. VOA programs are delivered on satellite, cable, shortwave, FM, medium wave, streaming audio and video and more than 2,350 media outlets worldwide. It is funded by the U.S. Congress through USAGM.
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