Voice of America

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The Voice of America (VOA) is the official U.S. government radio service broadcasting to an international audience. While its programming may include identified opinion programs, statements of fact made on it are considered to be the position of the United States. It began operations in 1942, under the Office of War Information.

It operates under the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), along with Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty, Radio Marti and Radio Free Asia. In general, VOA is expected to inform rather than persuade, which is more the role of the other broadcasting services under the BBG.