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VOA’s Swahili Service Launches New Full Service Mobile Web site
In January, VOA officially launched a Web-based service for its Swahili audience. The new service allows users to access video, audio and graphic news content on their mobile devices. Users around the world can now receive VOA’s Swahili content supported by their mobile devices by going to www.Swahili.voa.mobi. VOA teamed up with Mobiletech, a European company, to make it easier for mobile device users to access VOA Swahili’s content. There are an estimated 50 million Swahili speakers in the world, primarily in East Africa. Plans are under way to provide mobile device users VOA
Imprisoned in Azerbaijan
Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.
11 months 20 days