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Voice of America VOA USA

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Adresse / Address : Office of Public Affairs, 330 Independence Avenue, S.W.
      Washington, D.C. 20237
Tel. : (202) 401-7000
Fax. : (202) 619-1241
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URL : EN / FR / PO
Created : 1942 Statut : Public

Mission Statement : The VOA Charter To protect the integrity of VOA programming and define the organization's mission, the VOA Charter was drafted in 1960 and later signed into law on July 12, 1976, by President Gerald Ford. The long-range interests of the United States are served by communicating directly with the peoples of the world by radio. To be effective, the Voice of America must win the attention and respect of listeners. These principles will therefore govern Voice of America (VOA) broadcasts. 1. VOA will serve as a consistently reliable and authoritative source of news. VOA news will be accurate, objective, and comprehensive. 2. VOA will represent America, not any single segment of American society, and will therefore present a balanced and comprehensive projection of significant American thought and institutions. 3. VOA will present the policies of the United States clearly and effectively, and will also present responsible discussions and opinion on these policies. (Public Law 94-350) Adhering to the principles outlined in the Charter, VOA reporters and broadcasters must strive for accuracy and objectivity in all their work. They do not speak for the U.S. government. They accept no treatment or assistance from U.S. government officials or agencies that is more favorable or less favorable than that granted to staff of private-sector news agencies. Furthermore, VOA professionals, careful to preserve the integrity of their organization, strive for excellence and avoid imbalance or bias in their broadcasts. The Voice of America pursues its mission today in a world conflict-ridden and unstable in the post Cold War era. Broadcasting accurate, balanced and complete information to the people of the world, and particularly to those who are denied access to accurate news, serves the national interest and is a powerful source of inspiration and hope for all those who believe in freedom and democracy.

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The Voice of America reaches people with more than 1,000 hours of weekly programming in 45 languages at their convenience, anytime, anywhere through RealAudio on the Internet, along with shortwave, AM, FM and satellite broadcasts. In many African countries, VOA arranges agreements allowing private FM radio stations to re-broadcast their programmes. At the same time, VOA is developing exclusive 24-hour FM outlets in capital cities throughout their target regions where affiliates are not already in place, including Nairobi, Kigali, Brazzaville for instance.

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