Voice of America

VOA Southeast Asia News Bureau

The VOA Southeast Asia News Bureau is based in Bangkok and is responsible for coverage of news events in 20 countries in Southeast and South Asia. The chief correspondent serves as the bureau chief and is supported by four locally-engaged staff.

The bureau is also home to the VOA Budget and Finance Office for South and East Asia, which is under the bureau chief’s supervision. The office processes payments for contractor journalists and other vendors across the region. It also oversees the budget and finance operations of VOA’s bureaus in Beijing, Seoul, and Islamabad.

In addition to the permanent staff, the VOA bureau here is host to a freelance journalist on contract with VOA and a contract videographer.