Category Archives: Highlight

Leo Sarkisian Honored with VOA Studio Dedication

Sarkisian

The normally loquacious Leo Sarkisian, creator and former co-host of VOA’s Music Time in Africa, stood nearly speechless before a packed room of VOA colleagues, friends and fans, during a heartfelt ceremony dedicating Voice of America’s Studio 23 in his name. “I’m at a loss Read more »

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VOA Rooftop Gets Covered Standup Platform

Reporter standing under with tent like cover with U.S. Capitol in the background

VOA’s rooftop standup location, with the US capitol in the background, is one of the best Washington has to offer. And it just got better with the addition of a brand new covered platform. “We have one of the best shots in town, and I’m Read more »

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Ukraine Protests Claim First Fatalities: RFE/RL Liveblogs Euromaidan

A protester carries a Ukrainian flag during unrest in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

Mayhem descended on Kyiv today, not far from the city’s Independence Square, after Ukraine’s riot police tried to clear barricades and disperse protesters following the enactment of new laws imposing harsh penalties on unauthorized demonstrations and restricting freedom of assembly and speech. Police used tear Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Congressman Deutch on Iran

reporter speaks with Congressman, bookshelf and flag in the background

Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), the ranking member on the House Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, spoke with Alhurra’s Inside Washington about current debate surrounding U.S.-Iranian relations and explained America’s foreign aid policy.

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Extensive Coverage of the Egyptian Referendum Vote

woman on the street speaks with Alhurra reporter

As Egyptians took to the polls to vote on a new constitution, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa provided audiences the latest news, expert analysis and reaction from the street.

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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Reporting from Anbar Despite Media Blackout

Man on the street speaks with Alhurra reporter in Iraq

As fighting escalates and thousands flee Iraq’s Anbar province, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa are providing audiences with the latest news and information. Even as the situation deteriorates, Alhurra-Iraq correspondent Omar Al Obaidi has been filing reports from Anbar province daily for the two networks, Read more »

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Alhurra TV’s Bashar Fahmi Still Missing

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

January 1, 2014 marks 500 days since Alhurra Television’s Bashar Fahmi disappeared in Aleppo, Syria. The Alhurra correspondent was reporting from the northern Syria city, when a firefight broke out. There has been no word from Fahmi since his disappearance approximately 16 months ago. “It Read more »

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RFA’s Korean Service Provides Insight on Execution of Kim Jong Un’s Uncle

(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Radio Free Asia  provided in-depth and comprehensive reporting on the firing and execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek, including coverage of events that led up to his demise.  Utilizing inside sources in North Korea, RFA’s Korean Service reported earlier Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews Congressman McCaul on Threats of Terrorism

Michael McCaul

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, spoke with Robert Satloff, host of Alhurra’s Inside Washington, about a range of security issues, including the United States’ approach to fighting terrorism, the latest developments in Syria and Iran’s threat to cybersecurity. Read more »

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Human Rights Day on Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa

Alhurra Human Rights programming

The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) provided its Arabic-speaking audience with special programming for Human Rights Day on Dec. 10th. Alhurra interviewed Egyptian women from different backgrounds and discussed the Egyptian constitution’s impact on the rights of women. It aired a report on high profile Read more »

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