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The Voice of America began broadcasting in 1942 to combat Nazi propaganda with accurate and unbiased news and information. Ever since then, VOA has served the world with a consistent message of truth, hope and inspiration.

Learn more about VOA's history here.

Language Service Profile

VOA Spanish

VOA Spanish began broadcasting to Latin American on March 12, 1960. Today, the service reaches more than 36 million people in 17 countries across the region.

VOA Khmer

The VOA Khmer Service aired its first radio broadcast on August 15, 1955. In the early days of the service, the broadcasts were dominated by U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
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  • VOA Reporter Eddie Rwema visits Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania.
  • VOA State Department correspondent Pam Dockins reporting on Iran nuclear talks from Vienna, June 2015.
  • VOA Turkish Ankara Stringer Yildiz Yazicioglu interviews Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of Turkey's main opposition party, Republican People's Party, May 2015.
  • VOA Correspondent Steve Herman, w/ videographer Zinlat Aung, interview a man sitting atop the rubble of his home in Majigaon village, Sindhupolchok district, Nepal which crumbled in the April 2015 earthquake.
  • Mehtap Colak Yilmaz of VOA Turkish, interviewing Russell Crowe on his latest movie "Water Diviner," April 2015.
  • VOA French to Africa broadcaster Rajah Roger Muntu reports from the 2015 Oscars, February 2015.
  • VOA Hausa reporter Ibrahim Ahmed interviews local residents in the nothern Nigerian city of Kaduna, February 2015.
  • VOA Mandarin Hong Kong Correspondent Dahai Han covering the Occupy Central protesters in 2014
  • VOA Burmese Chief Than Lwin Htun interviews Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in
  • Reporting live from the 2013 Presidential Inauguration for VOA's Persian Service, journalist Negar Mohammadi awaits the arrival of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as they walk towards the White House during the parade on January 21st, 2013.
  • VOA Persian News Network's Setareh Derakhshesh interviews Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department, July 20 2015.
  • VOA Ukrainian Service's Myroslava Gongadze co-moderates the Parliamentarian debates in Ukraine, October 2014.

Photogallery Correspondents in the Field

Take a look at VOA's reporters hard at work in Washington and all around the world.

Photogallery Legendary VOA Jazz Radio Broadcaster: Willis Conover

Willis Conover (1920-1996) was one of VOA's treasures, an internationally-known jazz aficionado, well-connected within the jazz community but little-known in the United States. During his more than 40 years on VOA's airwaves, Conover brought "America's music" to millions around the world. He was particularly popular in the countries behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War.

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