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Voice of America (Q228389) (Category:Voice of America) is a multimedia agency, which is part of the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM). It is funded by the US Congress.

Copyright[edit]

All text, audio and video material produced exclusively by the Voice of America is in the public domain. Credit for any use of VOA material should be given to voanews.com, Voice of America, or VOA.[1] This material is compatible with Commons licensing and may be uploaded. The copyright tag is {{PD-USGov-VOA}} (shorthands: {{VOA}} or {{voa}}). Append {{LicenseReview}} for license review if necessary.

However, VOA content may also contain text, video, audio, images, graphics, and other material copyrighted by third parties, e.g. Agence France-Presse, Associated Press and Reuters. This material is not in the public domain and may not be uploaded without the express permission of the copyright owner.

Audiovisual[edit]

VOA operates many YouTube channels, but most if not all original copies of videos and audio recordings are available in mp4 and mp3 on VOA websites. URLs of the files are usually found right below the multimedia player. Fetching files directly from VOA may help to avoid quality loss which may or may not result from conversion to and from YouTube.

Photos[edit]

VOA photos are downsized and watermarked, but it is possible to acquire the better original copies.

With reference to File:Jevons Au 201905.jpg. On the source webpage, the best version available seems to be

https://gdb.voanews.com/865DCA74-F7B6-4D85-B769-2BA18BBB018B_w1597_n_r1_st.jpg

However, removing any attributes in the file name will get the actual copy intact with EXIF. That is,

https://gdb.voanews.com/865DCA74-F7B6-4D85-B769-2BA18BBB018B.jpg

Links[edit]

This is an incomplete list, sorted alphabetically by English names of the languages. Feel free to add missing websites or edit labels. See https://www.voacantonese.com/navigation/allsites for reference.

Languages Websites YouTube channels Twitter
English https://www.voanews.com https://www.youtube.com/user/VOAvideo https://twitter.com/VOANews
Albanian https://www.zeriamerikes.com
Burmese https://burmese.voanews.com
Cantonese 粵語 https://www.voacantonese.com https://www.youtube.com/user/voacantonese https://twitter.com/voacantonese

https://twitter.com/VOAHK

Chinese 中文 https://www.voachinese.com https://www.youtube.com/user/VOAchina https://twitter.com/VOAChinese
Farsi https://ir.voanews.com
French Français
(to Africa)
https://www.voaafrique.com
Indonesian https://www.voaindonesia.com
Khmer https://khmer.voanews.com
https://www.voacambodia.com
https://twitter.com/voakhmer
Korean 한국어 https://www.voakorea.com https://twitter.com/VOA_Korean
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdî https://www.dengeamerika.com https://www.youtube.com/VOAinKurdi https://twitter.com/VOAKurdish
Kurdish (Sorani) كوردی https://www.dengiamerika.com https://www.youtube.com/user/VOAinKurdish https://twitter.com/VOA_Kurdish
Lao https://lao.voanews.com
Russian Русский https://www.golos-ameriki.ru
Serbian https://www.glasamerike.net
Somali https://www.voasomali.com
Spanish Español
(to Latin America)
https://www.voanoticias.com
Swahili https://www.voaswahili.com
Thai https://www.voathai.com
Tibetan https://www.voatibetan.com
https://www.voatibetanenglish.com
Turkish https://www.amerikaninsesi.com
Ukrainian https://ukrainian.voanews.com
Urdu https://www.urduvoa.com
Uzbek https://www.amerikaovozi.com
Vietnamese https://www.voatiengviet.com https://www.youtube.com/user/VOATiengVietVideo https://twitter.com/VOATiengViet

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