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Voice of America

Voice of America (VOA) is a news service owned by the U.S. government, which broadcasts on radio and television and publishes online. VOA, based in Washington, D.C., is the largest network of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, formerly the Broadcasting Board of Governors. In addition to VOA, U.S. Agency for Global Media is made up of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio Televisión Martí), Radio Free Asia, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks. VOA provides news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of more than 275 million people including those who access VOA news online.

The VOA charter, drafted in 1960 and signed into law in 1976 by President Gerald Ford, defines the organization’s mission ...

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