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VOA Hosts Special Town hall, Africa to America: The Odyssey of Slavery

In August, Voice of America teamed up with Norfolk State University to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in North America with at a special town hall titled Africa to America: The Odyssey of Slavery.  Academics, elected officials, foreign dignitaries, members of the NSU student body and  VOA journalists were among...

VOA Examines Child Marriage Around the World with New Project

Voice of America introduces “The Worth of a Girl,” a sweeping multimedia project that examines child marriage around the world. VOA journalists from 12 language services explore the practice and its impact: What does a child bride bring to a marriage — a dowry, social status, domestic labor, business connections? What is her value to two families, the...

VOA Documents Yazidi Girls' Triumph over Tragedy in New Film

"Hell and Hope" is one of VOA’s newest documentaries, focusing on the lives of Yazidi girls abducted by the Islamic State in 2014 from Iraq’s Sinjar province.  Faced with rape, torture and trafficking, a few girls dared to escape while risking their lives. VOA producer Amish Srivastava and correspondent Dakhil Elias traveled to Germany to meet and record...

Voice of America wins multiple Chesapeake AP Broadcasters Association Awards

VOA had its best showing ever in this year’s Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association contest with first-place finishes in five of the 39 large-market TV and radio categories and another two second-place finishes.   A total of 22 broadcast stations took part this year in the annual competition, including all the major network affiliates...

VOA Joins BBC, DW, and France24 on New YouTube Channel in Turkish

On April 29, 2019, Voice of America joined ranks with the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), Deutsche Welle (DW) and France24 to launch +90, a YouTube channel for Turkish speakers interested in international politics, business, social issues, science and culture. The channel aims to provide independent and accurate information that promotes free speech...

VOA Learning English Team Trains Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

VOA’s Learning English program is bringing its decades’ long expertise of teaching foreign audiences the English language to refugee camps in Bangladesh. Learning English is VOA’s multimedia source of news and information for millions of English learners worldwide.   At the end of March, a VOA Learning English team travelled to the Rohingya...

VOA Macedonian Chief on Atlantic Council Panel about Macedonia’s Post-Referendum Future

A once in a generation opportunity awaits Macedonia as the country considers NATO and European Union membership, concluded a panel discussing the country’s recent referendum vote. The event, organized by the Atlantic Council, took place on October 22 at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.  VOA Macedonian Service Chief, Lilica Kitanovska, former...

VOA Director Statement on Disappearance of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul one week ago is a grave reminder of the serious threats facing journalists worldwide. The US Agency for Global Media believes freedom of the press is critical to democracy and good governance and that journalists must be allowed to conduct their work without fear of intimidation, harassment,...

Reminder of Voice of America’s Impact: A Lithuanian Freedom Fighter’s Visit to VOA

Voice of America had a special visitor on June 14 - Juozas Jakavonis, code name “Tigras”. At 93 years old, Mr. Jakavonis is the last of Lithuania’s post-World War II freedom fighters, or Brothers of the Forest (miško broliai), and a devoted listener of VOA. In visiting the U.S., Mr. Jakavonis asked to visit three places: the Statue of Liberty, the White...

VOA's Extensive Coverage of Summit in Singapore Receives Worldwide Attention

Hundreds of live reports and hundreds of thousands of views online were some of the highlights of VOA's comprehensive coverage of the historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea in Singapore. VOA's extensive affiliate network also meant that VOA reporting showed up on hundreds of local TV stations all over the world. VOA's unique worldwide reach even allowed...

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