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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

USAGM expands Russian-language programming to Europe

In response to the growing need for reliable Russian-language news and information in Central and Eastern Europe, the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) announced it is expanding its satellite distribution of Current Time TV. 

USAGM-funded content reaching Afghan audiences, despite Taliban censorship efforts

Taliban efforts to block Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty content have been largely ineffective thanks to transmission partnerships and censorship circumvention support from USAGM.  

VOA’s Eastern Europe Chief to receive 2023 Inamori Ethics Prize

Voice of America’s Eastern Europe Chief Myroslava Gongadze will be awarded the 2023 Inamori Ethics Prize by the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University, the Center announced today.

Recent Awards

Student Written Original Material category

Project: Various (2022)

Winner: Liam Scott

Presented by: Clarion Awards

TV Feature category

Project: Floating Swarm (2022)

Winner: VOA's Spanish Service

Presented by: Clarion 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