February 1, 2012
70th Anniversary of the Voice of America
Today, the Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB) joins hands with Americans, journalists, freedom fighters, scholars, and elected officials to congratulate Voice of America on their 70th Anniversary. For the past 70 years, Voice of America has served to fulfill a Congressional mandate to provide news broadcasts that promote freedom and democracy from the United States to the world.
As people throughout the world continue to risk their lives for basic human rights, freedom, and the right to participate in governing themselves, we know that they look to our country and Voice of America for inspiration.
We encourage Members of Congress and human rights supporters to remain vigilant to maintain Voice of American radio and television broadcast services as a reliable and authoritative source for news.
We’d like to invite our readers to view the Women’s Rights in China video celebrating Voice of America’s 70th Anniversary in China to thank VOA journalists for their continued radio broadcasts. CUSIB regrets that VOA and Radio Free Asia news websites are blocked by the Chinese government and urges the Administration and the Congress to take measures to overcome such censorship by expanding radio and television broadcasts and using more effective circumvention tools.
The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB) is an independent, nongovernmental organization which supports free flow of uncensored news from the United States to countries without free media.
For further information, please contact:
The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB)
New York, New York
Ann Noonan, co-founder and Executive Director
Ted Lipien, co-founder and Director
February 1, 2012