The Voice of America Amharic broadcast service is a branch of the external public media services of the United States government. The Amharic branch focuses its media efforts on Amharic speaking areas of Africa, particularly Ethiopia, where it is the official language.
Voice of America disseminates media in Amharic via radio broadcasts and the Amharic version of the Voice of America news website.
The purpose of the Voice of America service is to provide objective and reliable news to areas throughout the world. News reports for the service come from government employed journalists, contractors and affiliated journalists throughout the world.
Some critics consider Voice of America to be a form of propaganda.