November 27, 2015 Washington DC 9:14 PM


  • VOA Spanish reporter Celia Mendoza reporting from the U.N.

    VOA Achieves Record Audience Growth, Impact

    Weekly audiences for Voice of America news and programs in all media hit record levels in 2015, reaching 187.7 million people weekly, according to new figures released by the Broadcasting Board of Governors.


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VOA...Who We Are, What We Doi
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July 01, 2015




The Voice of America began broadcasting in 1942 to combat Nazi propaganda with acurate 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 Afghan

Radio Dari began broadcasting in September 1980 as a comprehensive and unbiased news source for the Soviet-occupied Afghanistan. Two years later, the Pashto Service was established.

VOA Tibetan

One of the major goals of the Tibetan Service is to provide coverage of events and issues that relates to the Tibetan people, be it news about Tibet, U.S. policy toward East Asia or information about China not available from other Tibetan sources.
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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, the popular host of VOA Turkish service's weekly magazine show, GUNDEM, on a shoot at the tidal basin in Washington DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival, April 2015.
  • 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.
  • VOA’s Philip Alexiou talks to Planetary geologist Dr. Ross Irwin III at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Center for Earth and Planetary Studies about the complexities of the recent Mars mission and Irwin’s involvement.
  • VOA religion reporter Jerome Socolovsky on the streets of Havana covering the visit by the Pope.

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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VOA Reporter, Steve Herman On Social Media Impacti
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April 17, 2015
VOA Reporter, Steve Herman talks about the impact that social media has had on his reporting.

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