Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Voice of America

The radio stations of the world have all agreed to broadcast Shri Nathji’s appeal. In 1984 an interviewer from the Voice of America came to Shri Nathji’s home in New Delhi, to learn more about him, and is absolutely enthralled at his divine personality. Being one of the most important broadcasting agencies of the World, Voice of America played an Historical Role in spreading the World Prayer Day message of Shri Nathji.
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 43 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).
In the above photograph we can see the headquarters of Voice of America at Washington D.C.  A 1976 law signed by President Gerald Ford requires VOA to "serve as a consistently reliable and authoritative source of news." The VOA Charter states: "VOA news will be accurate, objective and comprehensive." VOA radio and television broadcasts are distributed by satellite, cable and on FM, AM, and shortwave radio frequencies. They are streamed on individual language service websites, social media sites and mobile platforms. VOA has more than 1,200 affiliate and contract agreements with radio and television stations and cable networks worldwide.

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