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Broadcasting to Haiti Surges

Creole-language broadcasts to earthquake-stricken Haiti were being heard throughout that country in January on multiple radio frequencies, many delivered by transmitters aboard a U.S. Defense Department-sponsored aircraft that began flying soon after the quake. The added service featured a five-hour afternoon FM program providing news Read more »

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Afghan Service Covers Obama

Build on BBG Reach and Impact Within the Muslim World Afghan Service Covers Obama

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In December the RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service and its Staff Received a Host of Honors and Awards from the Journalism and NGO Communities.

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Hausa Service Covers Airliner Bombing Attempt

Facilitate Citizen Discourse Hausa Service Covers Airliner Bombing Attempt VOA Hausa was a prime source of news for Nigerians wanting to learn more about Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who has been accused of attempting to set off a bomb on a Christmas Day flight Read more »

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Martis Cover Arrests on Human Rights Day

Help Audiences in Authoritarian Countries Understand the Principles and Practices of Democratic, Free and Just Societies Martis Cover Arrests on Human Rights Day Radio and TV Marti provided coverage of the Cuban government arresting a number of dissidents and pro-government mobs disrupting a peaceful march Read more »

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Radio Marti Interviews Retired General Barry McCaffrey

Engage the World in Conversation About America Radio Marti Interviews Retired General Barry McCaffrey Radio Marti interviewed Retired General Barry McCaffrey, former head of the Southern Command, former U.S. Drug Czar, and currently a CNN contributor. General McCaffrey, who favors improving ties with Cuba, was Read more »

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Threats to Journalists

VOA Somali Stringer Released From Jail On Jan. 6, authorities in the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland freed VOA Somali stringer Mohamed Yasin Isahaq. He had been held without charges since Dec. 20, when members of the Puntland Intelligence Services took him into custody. VOA Read more »

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Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State, Talks with VOA Russian

Help Audiences in Authoritarian Countries Understand the Principles and Practices of Democratic, Free and Just Societies Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State, Talks with VOA Russian In mid-November, VOA

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VOA Mobile Services Continue to Expand

Employ Modern Communication techniques and TechnologiesVOA Mobile Services Continue to Expand As people turn to mobile devices for news and information, Voice of America is ramping up delivery of SMS

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