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Somali President Thanks VOA

Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed

  The president of Somalia has sent a letter of thanks to Voice of America for carrying out a telephone survey that asked Somalis how they feel about a draft constitution that is being considered for the country. “The Voice of America poll of Somalis Read more »

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Prime Minister of Tibet Exile Government Appears on VOA

Lobsang Sangay

Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister (Kalon Tripa) of the Tibetan exile government, appeared Friday on the VOA Tibetan program Kunleng,  where he said there is a link between China’s policies in Tibet and the recent increase in self-immolations. “What we are asking China, is to see Read more »

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HIV/AIDS Media Training at VOA Headquarters


Hundreds of journalists from around the world developed new perspectives on covering HIV/AIDS during a two-day media training session held over the weekend at Voice of America headquarters in Washington. The training was supported by the International AIDS Society and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Read more »

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During Visit to RFA, Exile Prime Minister Calls for Meaningful Talks With China

Lobsang Sangay on set at RFA

During a July 20 interview with Radio Free Asia’s (RFA) Tibetan Service, Lobsang Sangay, who was elected last year as prime minister, or kalon tripa, of Tibet’s India-based exile government, expressed his hope for continued dialogue with China, despite the recent breakdown of official talks. Read more »

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BBG Officials Meet With Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf


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


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


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


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


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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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.

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