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VOA Press Releases

VOA’s Kurdish reporter wins Burke Award

November 13, 2019

“I can’t think of anyone else that is more deserving of this award than Zana Omer,” said VOA Director Amanda Bennett. “His courage, determination and dedication to the mission of the Voice of America has been exemplary and his contribution to our programming unparalleled.”

VOA launches Venezuela-focused TV news program

September 27, 2019

"Venezuela 360" delves into topics including the U.S. policy towards the region, the deepening humanitarian and social crises, as well as economic challenges, the exodus Venezuelan refugees to other countries in the region and options for country’s future.

VOA launches Rohingya language program

July 29, 2019

VOA launches "Lifeline" its first radio show in Rohingya, the language spoken by Muslim refugees that have fled Myanmar. The program focuses on the lives and needs of the refugees, providing them with valuable information on security, family reunification, food rations, available shelter, education and health including vaccinations and water purification.

VOA wins two Clarion Awards

July 3, 2019

The Voice of America won two Clarion awards, a national competition run by the Association for Women in Communications. VOA won in both the television documentary and online media categories.

VOA’s documentary Displaced receives Gabriel Award

June 20, 2019

VOA's Displaced wins first place in the “Hot Topic: Human Dignity - English Television” category as well as an honorable mention in the “Special or Documentary - Less than 60 Minutes” category.