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History of VOA

VOA History

The Voice of America (VOA) is a dynamic international multimedia broadcaster with service in more than 45 languages. Serving an estimated weekly global audience of more than 326 million, VOA provides news, information, and cultural programming through the Internet, mobile and social media, radio, and television. VOA is funded by the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for Global Media.

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.

For an extensive look back at VOA's history, click here.

In 2022, VOA celebrated 80 years on the air. Here's our video dedicated to the momentous anniversary.

You can find a list of VOA Directors here.

You can find out more about our past VOA Directors here.