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VOA Program Connects US and Pakistan

VOA program host Sana Mirza

Washington, D.C. — Viewers in Pakistan can now experience a slice of life in America, with the premiere of a dynamic new VOA program that follows show host Sana Mirza as she gets to know the country. “I just moved here myself, so I’m seeing things Read more »

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Exclusive: VOA Interviews President of Ghana

Shaka Ssali and Ghana's President, John Dramani Mahama, meet in Accra

Ghana’s new President, John Dramani Mahama, welcomed VOA English to Africa host Shaka Ssali to Osu Castle, the presidential residence in Accra, where they discussed the sudden death of former President John Atta Mills and the challenges and opportunities facing Ghana. In Ssali’s interview, President Read more »

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Deadly Syrian Air Attack Witnessed by VOA Reporter

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VOA correspondent Scott Bobb became an eyewitness to a Syrian air attack that killed dozens of people in the rebel held border town of Azaz on Wednesday. Bobb says he was interviewing a local Syrian rebel commander when a Syrian MiG fighter dropped a bomb Read more »

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Burmese President Grants First Interview to VOA

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In an exclusive television interview with Voice of America, Burmese President Thein Sein says he wants to improve education for minority Rohingya Muslims who accuse majority Buddhists of persecuting them. The interview, conducted in the capital, Naypyitaw, is the first to be granted to VOA Read more »

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Café DC with Tara Sonenshine

Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine is interviewed on VOA’s Urdu language program Café DC

Public diplomacy is “not preaching and teaching,” Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine told VOA’s Urdu language program Café DC on Friday. Sonenshine, who sat down for a friendly half-hour chat with Café DC host Faiz Rehman, said she still thinks like a journalist in Read more »

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Covering the Crisis in Syria

Alhurra in Idlib, Syria

As the conflict in Syria rages on, BBG journalists are providing in-depth coverage of the crisis for audiences in the region and around the world. Stationed at the Syrian borders with Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, reporters for Alhurra and Radio Sawa are covering major Read more »

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Cambodian Opposition Leaders Visit VOA

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Cambodian opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha discussed the merger of their two parties during an interview Wednesday at Voice of America headquarters in Washington. Rainsey told VOA Khmer Service reporter Pov Sok, “We will present a political platform that will take the best Read more »

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Radio Farda Journalist Wins 2012 MJ Bear Fellowship

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Radio Farda’s Denise Hassanzade Ajiri has been awarded the 2012 MJ Bear Fellowship. Ajiri is one of three journalists under age 30 selected by the Online News Association (ONA) to receive the fellowship, which is named after digital journalism pioneer and former RFE/RL programming director Read more »

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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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