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Voice of America

Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 47 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 311.8 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 Press Releases

VOA’s Midwest Correspondent wins three Peter Lisagor Awards

Voice of America’s Midwest correspondent Kane Farabaugh is the winner of three 2021 Peter Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club, the Chicago chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Acting VOA Director, VOA journalists observe World Press Freedom Day

Voice of America journalists and leaders observed World Press Freedom Day 2022 with news coverage across the globe, along with key appearances at events and conferences.

VOA stories win two Headliner Awards

Voice of America journalists won in two National Headliner Awards categories, the competition that honors the best reporting in the United States in 2021.

Recent Awards

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.

“Through jamming, through all the technical problems, across seas and oceans for many years, we’ve been listening to VOA.… We are especially interested to hear about people who are able to laugh at themselves and their circumstances.”

Listener from Russia