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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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Martí Coverage of Opposition March in Caracas

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Opposition leader Henrique Capriles marched through Venezuela’s capital Sunday June 10th accompanied by hundreds of thousands of supporters as he formally launched his candidacy to run against President Hugo Chavez. Office of Cuba Broadcasting intern Arianne Alcorta de Ortega was there for the 6 miles Read more »

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VIDEO: The BBG’s LGBT Pride Month Program

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors celebrated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month with a program that included remarks from Barbara Brady, chief of staff at Voice of America; Richard Lobo, director of the International Broadcasting Bureau; and a keynote speech by Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice Read more »

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VOA Urdu Show Changes Lives

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A new Voice of America program in Pakistan is credited with helping to arrange life-changing eye surgery that restored the vision of an elderly man who lost his sight as the result of cataracts. The weekly Urdu language radio program My Story debuted in February Read more »

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Radio Sawa wins the Facebook Interactive Award

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Springfield, Va. ––The Pan Arab Web Awards Academy granted the Facebook Interactive Award to Radio Sawa in a ceremony that was held in Amman, Jordan last evening. Radio Sawa won the award for its interactivity with the audience, rich content, easy to navigate design and Read more »

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VOA Indonesian Tops 1 Million Facebook Fans

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VOA’s Indonesian Service is marking a Facebook milestone: their most popular pages now have more than 1-million fans. “The main page was launched in September 2009 and it just skyrocketed.  Before we knew it, we had hundreds of thousands of fans,” said VOA Indonesian Service’s Read more »

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PromaxBDA Arabia Recognizes Alhurra On-Air Promotions

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Springfield, Va. — PromaxBDA Arabia announced today that Alhurra’s Senior Broadcast Designer Ahamed Batcha K won two awards for his work at the network. He was awarded the PromaxBDA Gold Award for Best Original Logo Design for Musawat (Arabic for Equality). He also won the Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Wins at 2012 New York Festivals®

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Washington — Radio Free Asia Uyghur service broadcaster Shohret Hoshur won a gold medal at this year’s New York Festivals radio awards in the category of best coverage of a breaking news story. In addition, three broadcasters from RFA’s Korean service were named as finalists Read more »

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Radio Sawa Wins Gold, Silver and Bronze in the New York Festivals®

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Springfield, Va. — Radio Sawa’s coverage of the Egyptian Revolution and the unfolding events in Libya won three awards in the 2012 New York Festivals Radio Program & Promotion Awards® recognizing the World’s Best Radio Programs and Promotions.™  Radio Sawa earned these awards for its Read more »

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Citizen Journalists Use #EgyptDecides

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VOA and its international broadcast partners are enhancing coverage of events surrounding Egypt’s runoff presidential election on June 16 th and 17th by harnessing the power of citizen journalists, Facebook, Twitter, mobile phones, tablets and Instagram. Working in cooperation with Radio Sawa and Alhurra television, Read more »

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