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Alhurra Interviews Congressman Pittenger on Terrorism Threat

Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC) spoke with Alhurra's Robert Satloff

Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC), Chairman of the Congressional Taskforce on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, spoke with Robert Satloff, host of Alhurra’s Inside Washington, about the threats of terrorism and cybersecurity. During the interview, Pittenger stressed that al-Qaeda’s capacities have gotten much more sophisticated since 9/11 Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Revamps Water Project for World Water Day

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In time for World Water Day 2014, on March 22, Radio Free Asia has redesigned its Water Project site to increase attention to the continuing water crisis in its broadcast countries. The interactive site, which calls for direct input from RFA listeners, has been updated Read more »

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Ukrainians Turn to VOA and RFE/RL for Unbiased News

A member of a pro-Russian self defense unit checks a polling station while guarding it in the municipality of Dobroe, near Simferopol, Ukraine,Thursday, March 13, 2014.

As accurate and unbiased information becomes increasingly important in Ukraine, Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty are providing uncompromising coverage and expert analysis on the latest developments in the standoff with Russia. On the day of the Crimean referendum, Voice of America provided Read more »

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State Department Official Discusses Counterterrorism on Alhurra TV

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Alberto Fernandez, the State Department’s Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, sat down for an in-depth interview on Alhurra’s Inside Washington. During the 30-minute interview, Fernandez explained that terrorist groups, such as al-Qaida have changed the way they do business. “What you are seeing is the proliferation Read more »

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BBG’s Will Sullivan Speaks at SXSW Interactive

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BBG’s Director of Mobile, Will Sullivan, spoke at South By Southwest Interactive last week in a session entitled, “43 Tongues” about the launching the Voice of America mobile apps in 43 languages. Sullivan’s session was part of SXSWi’s “Future 15″ emerging and new technology track, focused Read more »

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Alhurra Television Interviews The US Ambassador To Algeria

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The US Ambassador to Algeria, Henry S. Ensher spoke with Alhurra’s State Department Correspondent Michel Ghandour about the upcoming presidential election, the calls for boycott and the American-Algerian relations. “We have no role in this election,” Amb. Ensher said when asked about the U.S. involvement,  Read more »

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Radio Sawa Interviews Sen. John McCain on Syria

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Radio Sawa’s Washington correspondent Zaid Oshana interviewed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who shared his thoughts on Syria and what the U.S. should do. He stated, “I think we should give thousands of weapons to the resistance, we do know the people to give it to. Read more »

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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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