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RFA Launches Portal for Myanmar Coverage

Myanmar opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses an audience in Yangon, Myanmar at an August 2013 event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the student-led uprising in 1988, also known as 8888. (RFA Photo)

Marking the 8888 Uprising when student-led demonstrators called for democratic reform in Myanmar 26 years ago, Radio Free Asia takes a closer look at a country emerging from five decades of military junta rule. Through video, slideshows, and news reports, RFA examines the conflicts, challenges, Read more »

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Niger’s Abdourahmane Ousmane Visits the BBG

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In conjunction with the U.S. visit by Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou for the U.S.-African Leaders Summit, the President of the Conseil Superiere de la Communication of the Government of Niger Abdourahmane Ousmane is visiting Washington, including the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the Voice of America. Read more »

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Panel Discusses Broadcasting in Africa

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Mwamoyo Hamza, the chief of the VOA Swahili Service and Joan Mower, the head of Development and Training at the BBG, spoke today at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Policy and Leadership-Public Diplomacy Council event on U.S. international broadcasting in Africa. They joined fellow Read more »

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Martí Exclusive with Imprisoned Cuban Activist

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On July 30, the Martís captured an exclusive interview with human right activist Sonia Garro Alfonso from El Guatao prison in Havana, hearing from her directly for the first time since her March 2012 imprisonment.  Garro, a member of the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in Read more »

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VOA Provides Critical Coverage of Ebola Outbreak

Liberian soldiers in a medical truck, with papers on it reading 'EBOLA MOST GO' drive past as they patrol streets to prevent panic, as fears of the deadly Ebola virus spread in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

With a deadly outbreak of Ebola under way in West Africa, Voice of America is providing critical and extensive information about the epidemic to those in the region. Ebola took root in Guinea five months ago and has recently spread to other West African countries, Read more »

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USIM Provide Coverage and Analysis of MH17 Crash Response

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Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty are providing comprehensive coverage, including U.S. and international reaction to the July 17 downing of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine. VOA’s Ukrainian and Russian services provided live video streaming and text updates of President Obama’s reaction Read more »

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Members of Congress Talk to Alhurra About Iran, Syria and Hamas

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Alhurra’s congressional correspondent Rana Abtar spoke with several members of Congress following the forum on ‘Defining Terms of an Acceptable Iran Nuclear Deal.’ Following the event, Abtar talked briefly to Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) who stated that if Iran is not acting in good faith Read more »

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CPJ Director Speaks to BBG, VOA About Protecting Journalists

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Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon visited the Broadcasting Board of Governors yesterday to speak with senior editors at the Voice of America and senior executives from the International Broadcasting Bureau about the challenges of keeping journalists safe in today’s media environment. Threats Read more »

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Sen. McCain Speaks with Alhurra TV About Israel and Iraq

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In an interview with Alhurra’s congressional correspondent Rana Abtar, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the latest foreign policy issues in the Middle East. On the clashes between Hamas and Israel, he cautioned about the seriousness of the situation. “I agree Israel has the right to Read more »

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Alhurra Journalists on the Front Lines

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Every day, Alhurra Television’s dedicated team of journalists regularly risk their lives to bring viewers the latest news and information from the Middle East. On Sunday, July 13th, Alhurra correspondent Maithem Al Shibani and his cameraman were embedded with an Iraqi military convoy in North Read more »

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