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Voice of America

Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 48 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 326 million people around the world.  For more than 80 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 3,500 affiliates and satellite transmissions reach countries where free speech is banned or where civil society is under threat. VOA mobile apps cater to users on all major mobile platforms and have generated more than 1.4 million downloads and 9 million visits in FY2022. 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 statement denouncing Venezuelan President’s verbal attacks against VOA Spanish journalist

Voice of America condemns the recent comments by President Nicolás Maduro in which he assailed the integrity of VOA and its journalists reporting on conditions inside Venezuela.

VOA statement on denying clearance for journalists in advance of Zimbabwe Elections

While VOA journalists in Zimbabwe currently have access to cover the upcoming elections in Zimbabwe, a number of foreign journalists from international media organizations, including two VOA reporters in Washington, D.C., have been denied appropriate clearance to travel and cover general elections in the country.

VOA Spanish wins two awards from the Society of Professional Journalists

VOA journalists Celia Mendoza and Veronica Villafañe each won awards for “Spanish-language Television News Reporting” and “Spanish-language Television Feature Reporting,” respectively, at the Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in television reporting.

Recent Awards

First place in Outstanding News Series

Project: Alaska’s Full 180 in the Arctic (2023)

Winner: VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb and videographer Mike Burke

Presented by: The Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcaster association (CAPBA) 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.insidevoa.com/p/voatour.html 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