Voice of America's central newsroom has hundreds of journalists and dozens of full-time domestic and overseas correspondents, who are employees of the U.S. government or paid contractors. They are augmented by hundreds of contract correspondents and stringers throughout the world, who file in English or in one of the VOA's 44 other radio broadcast languages, 25 of which are also broadcast on television.
In late 2005, VOA shifted some of its central-news operation to Hong Kong where contracted writers worked from a "virtual" office with counterparts on the overnight shift in Washington, D.C., but this operation was shut down in early 2008.
Many of the radio and television broadcasts are available through VOA's website.
While VOA is prohibited by the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 from broadcasting within the U.S., citizens are able to hear the hourly newscasts online. These are provided in 5-minute clips every hour from their website.
Voice of America relays and simulcasts on Radio Australia for digital radio.
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