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Voice of America

Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 46 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 275.2 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

USAGM networks provide State of Union coverage to the world

USAGM networks provided comprehensive coverage of the 2019 State of the Union with live, simultaneous translation of the President's speech and the Democratic response along with expert analysis on topics of special interest to each region's audiences.


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


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.

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.

VOA Charter
  1. VOA will serve as a consistently reliable and authoritative source of news. VOA news will be accurate, objective, and comprehensive.
  2. VOA will represent America, not any single segment of American society, and will therefore present a balanced and comprehensive projection of significant American thought and institutions.
  3. VOA will present the policies of the United States clearly and effectively, and will also present responsible discussions and opinion on these policies.

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A top U.S. Republican lawmaker predicted Sunday that if opposition Democrats in the House of ...

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Two powerful explosions in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, killed three people and injured at least five ...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (2007-2016) image

“Listening to (Voice of America) was a very, very good way to learn English and to learn world news.”

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (2007-2016)

Interview with VOA UN correspondent Margaret Besheer