VOA Extremism Watch Desk
VOA is providing hard-hitting news coverage of Islamic State and terrorism activities in Turkey, Iraq, Syria and other parts of the world on varied platforms – radio, television, online and social media. In addition, it provides coverage of U.S. policies and activities to address the IS threat.
Features and Programs
The Extremism Watch Desk is pursuing content in eight different languages -- Arabic, Kurdish Kurmanji, Kurdish Sorani, Persian, Urdu, Pashtu, Turkish, Hindi, and Russian -- focused on IS and extremist activities of other groups.
Content is translated into English and is shared with VOA’s 47 language services, VOA Central News and our USAGM colleagues at MBN, RFE/RL and RFA.
Extremism Watch desk monitors news related to extremism around the world. It takes an in-depth look at the stories behind the headlines to give audiences what most Western media do not report.