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Celebrating VOA’s Swahili Service at 50

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BBG Governor Victor Ashe joined in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of VOA’s Swahili Service, marking the milestone with congratulations and a plaque on behalf of the board on July 12 at BBG headquarters in Washington. Ashe met with the staff of the service, which began Read more »

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Ghana VP on VOA’s Straight Talk Africa

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Ghanaian Vice President John Dramani Mahama shared practical and political advice and insight into the workings of his government with Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali on Wednesday. The vice president, who also reflected on memories from his childhood, was in Washington to discuss his new Read more »

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VOA’s Newest Show: Voices of America

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Americans from all walks of life are sharing their compelling and personal stories on a new weekly VOA series called Voices of America. The two-minute television and web features offer a unique perspective on life in the United States by letting people speak in their Read more »

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Radio Martí Raises Awareness of Cholera in Cuba

The Martís were the first media source to inform the Cuban public about two deaths from cholera on the island. On July 3rd, the Cuban government confirmed three deaths, but provided no further update in the following days. Radio Martí News first reported on the Read more »

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VOA Social Media Project in Haiti

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Citizen journalists in Haiti are now sharing their stories through an innovative new social media project that links the VOA Creole Service website with Facebook and Twitter. “The goal is to get more people involved in social media in Haiti as a means to deliver Read more »

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VOA’s Redisch on C-Span’s “Washington Journal”

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VOA’s Executive Editor Steve Redisch spoke about the mission, operations, and message of the Voice of America radio operation during an interview on C-Span’s “Washington Journal.”

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Larry London with One Direction’s Harry Styles

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Pop star Harry Styles, from the hit British boy band One Direction, tells VOA’s Larry London that everything the group does is “for the fans.” Larry’s interview with Styles, which airs on the July 4th edition of Border Crossings, touches on the band’s amazing success, Read more »

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VOA’s Arash Sigarchi wins International Award

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Arash Sigarchi, a journalist for Voice of America’s Persian Service, has won top prize at the 2012 Deutsche Welle International Blog Awards – known as the BOBs. Sigarchi’s personal blog, Window of Anguish, was selected by a panel of media experts who considered entries in Read more »

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VOA Reporter Makes Trek to Northern Mali

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VOA reporter Idriss Fall says he found “kind of a dead city” when he traveled to Northern Mali to get a first-hand look at what has become of the region since it was seized by armed rebels earlier this year. Fall, a reporter for VOA’s Read more »

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VOA Carries Aung San Suu Kyi Address in Burmese

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When Aung San Suu Kyi made her unprecedented address to the British Parliament Thursday, Voice of America was the only broadcaster to carry the full speech in Burmese. “Other Burmese language radio stations also covered the same news. But in presenting a translated version, the Read more »

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