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About VOA

The Voice of America (VOA), a dynamic multimedia broadcaster funded by the U.S. Government, broadcasts accurate, balanced, and comprehensive news and information to an international audience.


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VOA...Who We Are, What We Doi
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April 23, 2015
VOA is a multimedia news and information in 45 languages, available across platforms. And has been telling America's story for more than 70 years.

 

It started in 1942 as a radio news service for people living in closed and war-torn societies. It has grown into a multimedia broadcast service. VOA now reaches people on mobile devices and Facebook, through Twitter feeds and call-in programs – using the medium that works best for specific audiences.

 

 

VOA’s work in all languages and platforms is governed by the VOA Charter, signed into law by President Gerald Ford in 1976.

 

The Charter states, in part, that “VOA will serve as a consistently reliable and authoritative source of news. VOA news will be accurate, objective, and comprehensive.” That is why we feature those words on the VOANews.com banner. The Charter also states that “VOA will present the policies of the United States clearly and effectively, and will also present responsible discussions and opinions on these policies.”

 

VOA’s journalists also rely on our Journalistic Code, which lays out the standards for reporting accurate, objective, and comprehensive news. The Code establishes VOA’s principles and practices for “sourcing” stories, and ensuring accuracy, balance, fairness, context, and comprehensiveness. All journalistic organizations conform to similar standards.

 

David Ensor, Director, Voice of America
David Ensor, Director, Voice of America

VOA's current director is David Ensor, who began in August 2011. He joined VOA as its 28th director after an extensive career in journalism and communications.

 

There is information about VOA's senior managers in our Key Executives section, and you can check the History section for the names, dates of service, and photographs of all VOA’s Directors, beginning with John Houseman in 1942.


 


Contact Public Relations

Voice of America
Public Relations
330 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20237

Phone: 1 (202) 203-4959

E-mail: askvoa@voanews.com

www.VOANews.com

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

History

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.