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VOA Named Top Station in Somalia

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A Somali-based media organization has named VOA the “Top International Radio Station” in Somalia. VOA’s Harun Maruf was named the “Best Journalist of 2013” among international broadcasters. The first-ever survey by the Mogadishu-based Somali Centre for Media and Studies (SOCMAS) focused on three areas: news Read more »

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Town Hall Meeting Engages Community in Rural Burundi

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More than 1,000 people gathered in rural Burundi on January 26 to discuss the topic of family planning and other public health issues. The BBG’s Office of Development organized the town hall in Kirundo, a city about 135 miles from Bumjumbara, the capital of Burundi. Read more »

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VOA Burmese Chief Participates in USIP Myanmar Report

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VOA’s Than Lwin Htun and other well-known Burma specialists were on hand for the release of a U.S. Institute of Peace report on the developing media landscape in Burma. Lwin, the head of VOA’s Burmese Service, was a member of the assessment team for the Read more »

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Avanza Cuba Examines Filmmaking in Cuba

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Independent filmmaking in Cuba was the topic of the latest episode of Radio and Television Martí’s Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward), which aired on January 25. Hosts Karen Caballero and Alfredo Jacomino were joined by experts on Cuban cinema and filmmakers, including for the first time Read more »

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Alhurra Provides Congressional Reaction to State of The Union

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Alhurra Television provided the most comprehensive coverage and analysis of the State of the Union and the Republican response than any other Arabic-language network. Alhurra’s more than 2 ½ hours of coverage include analysis from American political pundits and reaction from Democratic and Republican members of Congress.

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Leo Sarkisian Honored with VOA Studio Dedication

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The normally loquacious Leo Sarkisian, creator and former co-host of VOA’s Music Time in Africa, stood nearly speechless before a packed room of VOA colleagues, friends and fans, during a heartfelt ceremony dedicating Voice of America’s Studio 23 in his name. “I’m at a loss Read more »

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VOA Rooftop Gets Covered Standup Platform

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VOA’s rooftop standup location, with the US capitol in the background, is one of the best Washington has to offer. And it just got better with the addition of a brand new covered platform. “We have one of the best shots in town, and I’m Read more »

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Ukraine Protests Claim First Fatalities: RFE/RL Liveblogs Euromaidan

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Mayhem descended on Kyiv today, not far from the city’s Independence Square, after Ukraine’s riot police tried to clear barricades and disperse protesters following the enactment of new laws imposing harsh penalties on unauthorized demonstrations and restricting freedom of assembly and speech. Police used tear Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Congressman Deutch on Iran

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Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), the ranking member on the House Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, spoke with Alhurra’s Inside Washington about current debate surrounding U.S.-Iranian relations and explained America’s foreign aid policy.

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Extensive Coverage of the Egyptian Referendum Vote

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As Egyptians took to the polls to vote on a new constitution, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa provided audiences the latest news, expert analysis and reaction from the street.

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