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Voice of America Broadcast
  • We transmit approximately 1,500 hours of programs each week.
  • 25 of VOA's 45 languages broadcast on television.
  • Program content includes news, features, education, and culture, in documentary, discussion, and call-in formats, both live and pre-recorded.
  • VOA has a growing worldwide network of more than 1,200 local affiliate stations, which include FM and medium wave (MW or AM) radio stations, television stations and networks, and cable systems.

The VOA Charter

  • President Gerald Ford signed the VOA Charter into law in 1976. It protects the independence and integrity of VOA programming.

    1. VOA will serve as a consistently reliable and authoritative source of news. VOA news will be accurate, objective, and comprehensive.

    2. VOA will represent America, not any single segment of American society, and will therefore present a balanced and comprehensive projection of significant American thought and institutions.

    3. VOA will present the policies of the United States clearly and effectively, and will also present responsible discussions and opinion on these policies.