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White House Official Tells “Africa 54″ New Government Needed in S. Sudan

Grant Harris on Africa 54

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Obama’s Special Assistant for African Affairs, Grant Harris, says South Sudan “desperately needs” a government that will advance its development, peace and security issues. Appearing on the VOA TV program Africa 54, Harris said, “What we’re asking for right now is that President Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Israeli President Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres speaks with Alhurra TV

In a wide ranging interview with Alhurra correspondent Yehia Kassem, Israeli President Shimon Peres talked about the peace process and regional issues. He discussed support for the peace process in Israel’s legislative body stating, “in the Knesset there is a majority that supports peace, and it Read more »

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Sen. Menendez Talks To Alhurra TV About Syria

Senator Menendez speaks with Alhurra TV

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  He addressed his proposal to provide arms to Syrian rebels stating that his goal is “helping the moderate, vetted rebels to have the wherewithal to fight for their freedom.” Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Cong. Smith on Syria and Egypt

Alhurra’s Adam Nixon speaks with Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ)

Alhurra Television interviewed Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, regarding the plans to arm opposition fighters in Syria and the current situation in Egypt. During the interview Cong. Smith said, “I am very concerned about not knowing who Read more »

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US Concerned About Interference With RFE/RL Azeribaijani Service Signal

US Ambassador Richard Morningstar and RFE/RL Acting President Kevin Klose at RFE/RL's Baku bureau, 15Jul2013

US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Richard Morningstar expressed the U.S government’s concern about satellite broadcasting interruptions that have effectively jammed RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service broadcasts into the country since late April. Amb. Morningstar made the statement during a July 15 meeting at RFE/RL’s Baku bureau with RFE/RL Acting Read more »

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US Ambassador Congratulates RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service On 60th Anniversary

US Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Pamela Spratlen, speaking at a celebration of Radio Azattyk's 60th anniversary in Bishkek, 7 June 2013.

  RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service celebrated its 60th anniversary on June 7 at the Kyrgyz State Opera and Ballet Theater in the capital city, Bishkek. One of the attendees at the celebration, US Ambassador Pamela Spratlen, recently sent a letter of congratulations and appreciation for the Read more »

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“Africa 54″ Puts Spotlight on Egypt

Africa 54 host Vincent Makori goes live with Alhurra TV's Tarek El Shamy in Cairo. (photo by Patricia Li)

Africa 54 – VOA’s fast-moving TV magazine show – put its newfound versatility on display in Egypt this week, with live reporting on the deadly clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. As demonstrators filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square Monday (July 8th), Read more »

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RFE/RL Lands Exclusive Interviews

Oliver Stone on RFE/RL

From the red carpet to the disputed borderlands of the Caucasus, RFE/RL offers these recent exclusive video interviews: As U.S. film director Oliver Stone attended the Karlovy Vary film festival in the Czech Republic to received the Crystal Globe award for his contributions to world Read more »

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VOA Welcomes Russian Journalists

Russian Fellows in TV studio

Six Russian journalists from Buryatia, a Western region near the Mongolian border, spent two weeks with the Voice of America (VOA) as part of a unique fellowship supported by the Library of Congress’ Open World Leadership Center. The journalists participated in editorial meetings, observed production Read more »

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Martís Provide Uncensored Baseball

MLB on Marti

The two-month-old ball game that aired in Cuba over the weekend may have been the first time in more than 50 years that a Major League Baseball game has aired in its entirety on state-run media, but it is not the only source of MLB Read more »

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