During her first visit to VOA, Nigeria’s first lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari called VOA “an encouraging source of communication” that facilitates dialogue between citizens and their governments around the world.
On July 12, 1976, President Gerald Ford signed the Charter into law, institutionalizing the Voice of America’s standard for journalistic excellence.
At “African Voices and Votes: The Diaspora and the U.S. Elections” African-born immigrants stressed the importance of organizing and participating in the political process.
The event was streamed live on multiple VOA language platforms, reaching audiences around the world.
The Armenian Service of the Voice of America celebrated its 65th anniversary during a ceremony at VOA headquarters in Washington.
Two Voice of America journalists were assaulted in Turkey while on assignment.
The Georgian Service of the Voice of America celebrated its 65th anniversary on Thursday.
Voice of America journalists were beaten and harassed by authorities in Pakistan and Iraq.
VOA and the Kigali-based digital media company Hooza have signed an agreement making VOA’s VOA60 Afurika program in Kinyarwanda available to mobile subscribers on the MTN Rwanda and Airtel Rwanda networks.
Award-winning journalist Sandy Sugawara, who played a leading role in transforming The Washington Post’s newsroom to a data-driven, digital operation, was sworn in as Deputy Director of VOA on May 2.