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VOA Broadcasting in English to Asia

VOA’s English to Asia programs target audiences living in Asia interested in global, U.S. and regional Asia news in English. Our news and feature programs can be read and heard on social media, the internet and at regional radio affiliate stations throughout East, South, and Southeast Asia.

Quick Facts

Established: May 2010

Target Area: East, South & Southeast Asia

Radio: 2 hours/week

TV: 20 min/week

  • YouTube: /VOAAsia

  • Instagram: /VOAAsia

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Programs and Features

VOA Asia - This daily flagship radio program presents the best and most interesting stories about Asia from VOA’s veteran reporters. VOA Asia tells what U.S.-Asian relationships might mean to everyday life and covers Asian opinions on life in the U.S. VOA Asia brings the latest technology and health news from the United States and around the world. (25 minutes, on weekdays)

Business Scene - weekly audio and video roundup of business news from Asia and around the world. (3 minutes, weekly)

Food Bites - A bi-weekly video series about food and food culture from different immigrant populations within the United States. With a focus on profiling immigrant chefs and restaurant owners, Food Bites gives Asian audiences an all-access behind-the-scene’s tour of these interesting restaurants. Come for the food but stay for the stories! (3 minutes, weekly)

College View - The College View series dives into many aspects of universities and colleges in the United States. Usually centered around one or two students, the series answers the many questions or mysteries a young student or parent outside the United States may have about studying in America. (3 minutes, weekly)

WION-VOA Co-production - English to Asia reporters join WION TV, the first and only international television network in India, in covering U.S. politics and international news affecting India, Asia, the United States and the world, in a weekly WION-VOA Co-Production. (15 min, weekly)

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