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Voice of America Wins Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Social Media

Voice of America’s multimedia project, “The Worth of a Girl,” about the practice of child marriage and how it affects women’s lives around the globe, has won a 2020 national award from the Radio Television Digital News Association. RTDNA honored the project on Saturday, October 10, with an Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in the social media category....

VOA Documentary “Shoura” Wins First Place for Digital Storytelling in the 2020 Online Journalism Awards

The Voice of America won a 2020 Online Journalism Award for its documentary, “Shoura”, named after a small Iraqi village where two groups living side-by-side are working toward reconciliation: the victims of the Islamic State and the families of those who joined the jihadist militants. The Online News Association, the sponsor of OJA award, gave...

VOA Launches Venezuela-Focused TV News Program

Today Voice of America’s Spanish language service launched Venezuela 360, a 30-minute weekly multimedia current affairs program, featuring high profile interviews and in-depth news analysis. The show delves into topics including the U.S. policy towards the region, the deepening humanitarian and social crises, as well as economic challenges, the exodus...

VOA Launches Rohingya Language Program

Today the Voice of America’s Bangla language service started a five-day-a-week radio show in Rohingya, the language spoken by Muslim refugees that have fled Myanmar. More than 800,000 people have taken refuge at the Kutupalong camp, one of the world’s largest refugee camps at the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.    Titled Lifeline, the 30-minute...

VOA Wins Two Clarion Awards

The Voice of America won two Clarion awards, a national competition run by the Association for Women in Communications. VOA won in both the television documentary and online media categories.   The documentary, Displaced, which details the experiences and living conditions of 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees living in the Kutupalong camp in...

VOA’s documentary Displaced receives Gabriel Award

On World Refugee Day, June 20, 2019, the Voice of America received a Gabriel Award for its film Displaced, which documents the experiences of the Rohingya Muslim refugees currently living in the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh.   The VOA documentary received first place in the “Hot Topic: Human Dignity - English Television” category as well...

Voice of America Marks World Press Freedom Day with New Initiative

Today the Voice of America launched its press freedom project in observation of World Press Freedom Day. The campaign will document the challenges, threats and intimidation facing journalists worldwide, and the creative and courageous ways that journalists are using to deliver news despite serious risks.     The campaign’s tag line “A Free...

VOA Series Wins First Place in National Headliner Awards

Voice of America's year-long series on the topic “Between Trade Agreements and Tariffs: The American Farmer,” has won first place in the 85th annual National Headliner Awards in the category "TV Business/Consumer Reporting."    The series written, produced and edited by VOA’s Midwest correspondent, Kane Farabaugh, detail the impact of trade...

VOA Takes Multiple Medals at New York Festivals Awards

The Voice of America won three medals at the 2019 New York Festivals International TV and Film Awards ceremony at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas on April 9, 2019.   VOA’s documentary Displaced, detailing the experiences of the Rohingya Muslim refugees currently living in the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, won a...

Statement on Government of Burundi’s Extension of Suspension of VOA Programming

The Voice of America condemns the Burundi Communications Commission’s decisions to extend the indefinite suspension of VOA programming and to ban BBC broadcasts. Since these outrageous restrictions were first imposed in May of 2018, Burundians have been denied independent, objective journalism.   “We are alarmed that reporters in Burundi are...

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