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Voice of America programs, text, audio and video materials are intended exclusively for an international audience outside of the United States.

Under the terms of U.S. Public Law 80-402 (the U.S. Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, commonly called the Smith Mundt Act) VOA is not authorized to broadcast or distribute its program materials to the United States or U.S. territories. VOA cannot grant permission to rebroadcast our material to the United States.

Requests for use: Voice of America original programs and materials are generally considered in the public domain and permission can be granted to reuse them if the intended audience is outside the United States. To request permission to reuse VOA materials or programs, contact the VOA Public Relations office at

Credit for rebroadcast or reused material must be given to “VOA,” “Voice of America,” or “,” when its programs or materials are rebroadcast or used on other networks.

Rebroadcast of copyrighted material: Voice of America programs sometimes contain copyrighted material from other news agencies. These materials are not in the public domain and may not be copied, redistributed, sold, or published without the express permission of the copyright owner. Please contact the Public Relations office to determine if there are potential copyright issues.

Additional information may be found in the section: Privacy Policy/Terms of Use. Contact the VOA Public Relations office if you have specific questions.