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VOA and Martí Coverage of Venezuela Crisis Reaching Audiences Throughout Latin America

Ana Herrero reporting from the streets of Caracas

Despite the Venezuelan government’s threats to international media, the Voice of America and the Martís are providing unvarnished information about the persisting unrest. VOA ’s Spanish Service is reporting from the streets of Caracas, on Capitol Hill and from the diaspora communities in Miami and Read more »

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Senator Kaine Talks to Alhurra TV about Syria and Ukraine

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Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) spoke with Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar about the humanitarian crisis facing Syria’s neighboring countries as refugees continue to stream across borders. He noted that while the U.S. is the biggest provider of humanitarian aid in the world, the Syria refugee Read more »

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Alhurra-Iraq Reports Making an Impact

Father and son hug as they are reunited after 4 years

Two families’ lives have changed forever, thanks to recent reports on Alhurra-Iraq. In one story, Alhurra-Iraq examined the living conditions in juvenile rehabilitation centers in Baghdad, and spoke with Wissam, a teenager who had been in the detention center for four years. A few day Read more »

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Shortwave Committee Request for Comment

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Please note: The public comment period for the Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Radio Broadcasting has closed.  To those who submitted ideas and views: Thank you.  Your input will better inform the Committee’s recommendations and could help shape its comprehensive report to the Read more »

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Martís Providing Extensive Coverage of Venezuelan Protests

Reporter speaking while on the street in Caracas

With daily reports from Caracas, special features and exclusive interviews, the Martís are providing the audience in Cuba with wide-ranging coverage and detailed information on the growing unrest in Venezuela. Martí reporters are filing daily from the Venezuelan capital, providing up-to-the-minute multimedia news and information Read more »

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BBG Partners with Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

Gov. Weinstein shaking hands with Major Albert Don-Chebe, GBC DG, after signing the agreement

The Broadcasting Board of Governors and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation have partnered to make Voice of America programming available on the nation’s public broadcaster and increase cooperation between the two organizations. As a part of the February 14 agreement, Ghana Television (GTV) will rebroadcast Africa Read more »

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RFE/RL and VOA Provide Unstinting and Unique Reporting on Violence in Ukraine

Protestors protect themselves with sheilds during clashes with police

As violence escalates in Kyiv, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are providing critical information across multiple platforms to the people of Ukraine. In an extremely dangerous environment, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Voice of America have harmonized their efforts to share Read more »

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VOA Named Top Station in Somalia

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A Somali-based media organization has named VOA the “Top International Radio Station” in Somalia. VOA’s Harun Maruf was named the “Best Journalist of 2013” among international broadcasters. The first-ever survey by the Mogadishu-based Somali Centre for Media and Studies (SOCMAS) focused on three areas: news Read more »

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Town Hall Meeting Engages Community in Rural Burundi

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More than 1,000 people gathered in rural Burundi on January 26 to discuss the topic of family planning and other public health issues. The BBG’s Office of Development organized the town hall in Kirundo, a city about 135 miles from Bumjumbara, the capital of Burundi. Read more »

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VOA Burmese Chief Participates in USIP Myanmar Report

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VOA’s Than Lwin Htun and other well-known Burma specialists were on hand for the release of a U.S. Institute of Peace report on the developing media landscape in Burma. Lwin, the head of VOA’s Burmese Service, was a member of the assessment team for the Read more »

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