The Voice of America broadcasts on radio and television in 44 languages to an estimated 96 million people each week. In addition, computer users logon to VOA’s Web site for news and information. VOA radio provides around-the-clock, reliable news, balanced reporting, and informative features. VOA focuses on countries that lack a strong, independent media and has been in intricate part throughout the history of United States public diplomacy.
The VOA Charter (Public Law 94-350) requires that broadcasts (1) be accurate, objective, and comprehensive; (2) represent all segments of American society and present a balanced and comprehensive view of significant American thought and institutions; and (3) clearly present the policies of the United States.