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African Music Treasures Blog: "Simply Incredible"

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SMS Initiative in Africa Attracting New Subscribers for VOA

Over the last several months the French, Hausa, Swahili and Zimbabwe services implemented an SMS initiative that brings Africa Division news alerts to Africa

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Major Pakistani TV Networks Carry Scoop by VOA Urdu Website

On February 27, VOA Urdu broke news of the identities of two Pakistani national cricket players under investigation for match-fixing. Shortly after the exclusive story was posted to the Urdu Service website, www.UrduVOA.com, almost all prominent media in Pakistan and India picked it up and Read more »

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VOA Launches Internet-Based English Lessons in Farsi

Farsi speakers have a new online destination to use to learn English. The Farsi-language version of goEnglish.me was launched March 20th as part of PNN

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VOA Urdu Scoops Media in Pakistan

The former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, was in Seattle, Washington March 14 for a special address to the Pakistani diaspora. VOA Urdu was the only TV outlet granted access to the event, and it was therefore the only news source to get Musharraf

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Ethiopian Government Now Jamming All Horn of Africa Broadcasts

VOA detected that, beginning around March 29, the Ethiopian government began jamming the Horn of Africa Service

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Senator Lieberman Discusses Iran Sanctions with RFE/RL

In an exclusive interview on February 11, U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman told RFE/RL that he is introducing legislation to expose and punish Iranian government officials involved in the crackdown on dissent since last year

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Ukrainian Service Delivers Rich, Multimedia Coverage of Presidential Election

Throughout January and February, the Ukrainian Service used audio, video, photos, Twitter, and even cartoons to provide its audiences with in-depth, multifaceted coverage of the presidential campaign and election. During the entire campaign, which culminated in February 7 with the second round of voting, the Read more »

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Uzbek Service Investigates Company Owned by President’s Daughter

In February, the Uzbek Service broadcast the fruits of its lengthy investigation of the Abu Sahiy company, which is owned by President Karimov

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Iraqi Service Looks at Baghdad’s Liberty Square

In a radio report and an accompanying web article, the Iraqi Service told the story in February of Liberty Square in Baghdad, which has become the favorite place for journalists to get man-on-the-street opinions from the Iraqi people. What makes this development particularly poignant is Read more »

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