Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 47 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 278 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.
As the world observes International Migrants Day on December 18, Voice of America continues to enhance its operations to serve the growing refugee populations in Africa. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, reports that, in just the past few weeks, 50,000 Ethiopian refugees have joined the world’s 80 million forcibly displaced people, including more than 18 million in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Voice of America’s weekly unduplicated audience reached 278 million in Fiscal Year 2020, according to the new performance and accountability annual report released November 16 by VOA’s parent agency, the U.S. Agency for Global Media.
Voice of America’s multimedia project, “The Worth of a Girl,” about the practice of child marriage and how it affects women’s lives around the globe, has won a 2020 national award from the Radio Television Digital News Association. RTDNA honored the project on Saturday, October 10, with an Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in the social media category.
VOA’s Khmer language service won in the online journalism-special news section category for its digital special report Cambodia Adrift, which covered the run-up to the 2018 elections in that country.
The Voice of America won a Clarion award in the television documentary program – national category for its documentary Displaced.
The Voice of America received a Gabriel Award for its film Displaced, which documents the experiences of the Rohingya Muslim refugees currently living in the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh.
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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.