Category Archives: Highlight

New Contest Results in Dozens of Innovative Ideas

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors sponsored its first-ever Pitch Fest to help drive and cultivate innovation through an internal competition of programming and technical ideas.   A panel of judges and broadcast executives selected four winners from more than 80 submissions designed to contribute to the Read more »

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VOA, RFE/RL Engage Russian Audience Despite Challenges

Irina Van Dusen, Managing Editor, VOA Russian Service

Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty are continuing robust efforts to reach audiences in Russia, despite many challenges from the Russian government. Jeff Trimble, deputy director of the International Broadcasting Bureau, and Irina Van Dusen, managing editor of the Voice of America Russian Read more »

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VOA Interviews Haiti’s Prime Minister

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Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamotherounded out a trip to Washington this week with an interview with Voice of America’s Creole Service, talking about elections and rebuilding the country after the 2010 earthquake.Prime Minister Lamothe said progress is being made on reconstruction in Haiti. Besides an Read more »

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Somali President Thanks VOA

Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed

  The president of Somalia has sent a letter of thanks to Voice of America for carrying out a telephone survey that asked Somalis how they feel about a draft constitution that is being considered for the country. “The Voice of America poll of Somalis Read more »

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Prime Minister of Tibet Exile Government Appears on VOA

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Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister (Kalon Tripa) of the Tibetan exile government, appeared Friday on the VOA Tibetan program Kunleng,  where he said there is a link between China’s policies in Tibet and the recent increase in self-immolations. “What we are asking China, is to see Read more »

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HIV/AIDS Media Training at VOA Headquarters

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Hundreds of journalists from around the world developed new perspectives on covering HIV/AIDS during a two-day media training session held over the weekend at Voice of America headquarters in Washington. The training was supported by the International AIDS Society and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Read more »

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During Visit to RFA, Exile Prime Minister Calls for Meaningful Talks With China

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During a July 20 interview with Radio Free Asia’s (RFA) Tibetan Service, Lobsang Sangay, who was elected last year as prime minister, or kalon tripa, of Tibet’s India-based exile government, expressed his hope for continued dialogue with China, despite the recent breakdown of official talks. Read more »

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BBG Officials Meet With Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf

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Three top BBG executives met this week with new media trailblazer Vint Cerf to discuss ways in which the BBG and Google can work more closely together. BBG Board member Michael Meehan, International Broadcasting Bureau Director Dick Lobo and Radio Free Asia President Libby Liu Read more »

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Tibetan Leader Lobsang Sangay Talks to RFA

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Lobsang Sangay, the Tibetan exile government prime minister (Kalon Tripa), was in Radio Free Asia’s studio today for an interview with Tibetan service journalist Palden Gyal. Sangay met with BBG officials on July 19. Watch the interview (Tibetan)

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Happy Birthday OMG! Meiyu

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One year and 14 million clicks later, OMG! Meiyuis celebrating the first anniversary of the online language teaching program, which has cultivated a loyal audience of Chinese fans who tune in to learn the latest American slang expressions.The quirky video blog, hosted by VOA’s Jessica Read more »

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