Voice of America publishes news on the official website. The association also broadcasts radio and television programs that are available for watching or listening to over the Internet.
Voice of America is an international multimedia broadcaster and news organization funded by the United States government. David Ensor is the director as of 2015. VOA supplies news articles by RSS feed or email subscription. Its radio programs are available through traditional radio stations and podcasts, while its videos may be watched over satellite television or streamed online. The organization has a mobile version of its website and a presence on Facebook and Twitter.
VOA began as a radio broadcaster for war-torn and isolated societies in 1942. The organization drafted a charter outlining its mission in 1960 and President Gerald Ford signed the charter into law in 1976. The charter dictates that the VOA provides objective, authoritative, reliable and accurate news, represents all of America, instead of just a single segment of American society, and presents American policies clearly. The organization follows a journalistic code that requires news to have two independent, verified sources. Moreover, reports must include all relevant facts and opinions, so all viewpoints are balanced by an opposing view, thus avoiding bias.