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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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VOA wins second award for powerful story on 9/11 victim

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Three VOA journalists have been honored for the second time for a powerful story about a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. TV reporter Carolyn Presutti, photographer/editor Michael Burke and photographer Mike Kornely won a 2012 Clarion Award for a Television Feature Story/Segment. Read more »

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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales on Internet Censorship

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The co-founder of Wikipedia spoke out against Internet censorship at the annual international conference Wikimania, hosted in Washington by the Wikimedia Foundation in collaboration with 15 organizations, including the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). “We will continue to speak out, and I personally will continue Read more »

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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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