The Voice is a print and online newspaper based in Botswana. The Voice was founded in Francistown in 1993 as The Francistowner Extra; in 1999 it opened offices in the national capital, Gaborone. It has adopted a tabloid format which means shorter stories, bigger pictures and bolder headlines. The overall newspaper style encouraged journalist to develop a creative writing identity. Readership is at 30,000 copies per edition containing mostly human interest stories.
The Voice has been a recipient of several awards including the 2008 Sol Plaatje Leadership and excellence Award in the region, in recognition of its effort in reporting HIV/AIDS; the PMR Africa Diamond Arrow which recognizes organizations that do their best to help stimulate the Botswana’s economic growth and development.