Thanks to my Bonn-friend Lynne Weil I could pay a step visit to the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Voice of America. Lynne gave a short tour through the building and did introduce us to her staff and colleagues. Impressiv job and mission. Thanks Lynne.
Voice of America (VOA) is the official external broadcast institution of the United States federal government. It is one of five civilian U.S. international broadcasters working under the umbrella of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). VOA provides a wide range of programming for broadcast on radio and TV and the Internet outside of the U.S. in 44 languages. VOA produces about 1,500 hours of news and feature programming each week for an estimated global audience of 123 million people, „to promote freedom and democracy and to enhance understanding through multimedia communication of accurate, objective, and balanced news, information and other programming about America and the world to audiences overseas.“Its day-to-day operations are supported by the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB).