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Protestors Demand Release of Alhurra Journalist (Photo Gallery)

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Some 200 journalists marched to the Syrian embassy in Ankara, Turkey, demanding the release of an Alhurra reporter and his cameraman who went missing in Syria August 20. Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and cameraman Cüneyt Ünal have not been heard from since entering Syria to Read more »

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VOA’s interview with Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn

Neon Trees Band Members : Branden Campbell (far left), Tyler Glenn, Elaine Bradley, and Chris Allen (far right).

Lead singer and keyboardist Tyler Glenn, from the alternative rock band Neon Trees, sat down with VOA’s Larry London to promote the group’s highly-anticipated new album, Picture Show.  In the interview, which aired September 3rd and is available online, Glenn talks about the band’s origins Read more »

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Wives of Missing Journalists Struggle With Uncertainty

Bashar Fahmi, Arzu Fahmi and their two children.

The wives of missing Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman, Cuneyt Unal, say they are consumed by fear and worry since the pair were captured on August 20. In interviews with Alhurra TV and Alhurra.com, Arzu Fahmi said that she was hoping for Bashar’s Read more »

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Alhurra TV Gets Real in Egypt

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Springfield, Va. — Alhurra Television brings to life the aftermath of the Egyptian revolution by developing a television series that follows the lives of five young Egyptians.  Starting in September 8th, Alhurra will launch Rayheen ala Feen?, Arabic for ‘Where Are They Going,’ which will provide Read more »

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Interview With Kosovar President: ‘We Will Never Negotiate For Our Sovereignty’

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Serbia and Kosovo have committed to resume European Union-sponsored talks that were suspended during Serbia’s recent election season. RFE/RL correspondent Arbana Vidishiqi spoke with Kosovar President Atifete Jahjaga about Pristina’s approach to the discussions. RFE/RL: A political dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia has been announced. Read more »

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OMG! Host Jessica Beinecke Meets Panda

Jessica Beinecke, the host of VOA’s popular English learning blog OMG! Meiyu, posing with a panda in Chana.

Jessica Beinecke, the host of VOA’s popular English learning blog OMG! Meiyu, spent a little quality time with a very special fan this month, Jun Jun the giant panda. Jessica just returned from nearly two weeks in China, where she shot several new episodes for Read more »

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Mideast Voices is Finalist for Online Award

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The Online News Association has named VOA’s Middle East Voices as a finalist in the 2012 Online Journalism Awards, which honor excellence in digital journalism. Middle East Voices was designed as a collaborative online platform, combining investigative journalism, crowdsourcing and social media technology to report Read more »

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Prospect of U.S. Military Action “High” If Iran Doesn’t Alter Nuclear Program, Lieberman Tells RFE/RL

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Washington, D.C. —  Citing the failure to date of diplomatic initiatives and economic sanctions to reverse Iran’s nuclear weapons program, U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) told RFE/RL that the prospect of a U.S. military attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities is “high.” Lieberman gave his remarks yesterday Read more »

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Many Iranian Officials Acknowledge Satellite Jamming; No One Seems To Know Who’s Behind It

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In her Persian Letters blog, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Golnaz Esfandiari writes that while acknowledging the existence of satellite jamming, Iranian officials seem quick to play the “not me” card… Significant satellite television usage continues in Iran. Reuters photo. Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Read more »

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VOA Urdu Pays Tribute to Legendary Bollywood Singer

VOA broadcaster, Subhash Vohra (L) interviews the legendary Mohammad Rafi (R) before his 1977 performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

  It’s been more than 30 years since the unexpected death of Bollywood singer and music legend Mohammad Rafi. Now, a remarkable VOA tribute to the late singer has touched the hearts of people in both India and Pakistan. Longtime VOA broadcaster Subhash Vohra was Read more »

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