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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 354 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 wins five Chesapeake AP Awards in multiple categories

Voice of America won first prize in multiple categories in this year’s Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association contest. CAPBA announced the awards at its annual ceremony in Ocean City, Md., on June 1, 2024.

VOA programming honored at 49th Gracie Awards

Voice of America programming received top prizes at the 49th Gracie Awards this year. The awards, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, recognize exemplary programming created by women, for women, and about women in all aspects of the media and entertainment industry.

Voice of America names new Eurasia Division Director

The Voice of America has selected Alen Mlatisuma as the new director of its Eurasia Division, providing news and information to audiences across media markets in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia and the Balkans.

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.insidevoa.com/p/voatour.html for more information.

Radmila Sekerinska Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Macedonia  image

“Macedonia has experienced what it means when you lose free media. It means that you become hostage to fake news, malign information and very, very difficult warfare. So, in our experience, VOA has always been the source of freely information, the appropriate context, analyses, and explanation, that actually every citizen of this world needs today.”

Radmila Sekerinska Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister of Macedonia