The Voice of America Global (VOA) is an international multimedia agency of the US government. It is the official state agency of the US Governmental External Publications, the largest international broadcaster in the United States. VOA produces digital, television, and radio content in over 40 languages distributed to affiliated publishers worldwide. It is mainly seen by foreign viewers so that VOA programming affects the public opinion abroad about the United States and its leaders.
It was founded in 1942, and the VOA charter (Public Law 94-350 and 103-415) was issued by President Gerald Ford in 1976. The letter includes the mission “to broadcast accurate, balanced, and comprehensive news and information to an international audience,” and sets the standards laid down by law in the VOA journalism law.
The Arab service was abolished in 2002 and replaced with a new radio service called the Middle East Radio Network or Radio Sawa, with an initial budget of $22 million. Radio Sawa, offered mostly Western and Middle Eastern popular songs with episodic news bulletins. On 16 May 2004; Worldnet merged with the VOA network.
At the request of the US Department of Justice that RT register as a foreign representative under the Foreign Representative Registration Act.
Its Progress from 1942 to Onward
The Voice of America was part of various agencies. From 1942 to 1945 it was a part of the War Information Bureau since its inception. From 1945 to 1953 served as a function of the State Department. It was subject to the American Information Agency in 1953.
VOA Radiogram was an experimental Voice of America program, which started in March 2013 and transmitted digital texts and images via shortwave radiograms.
Up Front– In this new, fast-paced program, US enthusiasts are talking with young people and young adults in Africa about trends, lifestyles, health, entertainment, and other issues that affect the lives of the audience.
Every day, Daybreak analyzes the latest developments in Africa; staring headline news and in-depth interviews, VOA reporter reports, sports news, and a selection of listeners’ letters.
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