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VOA Urdu Show Changes Lives

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A new Voice of America program in Pakistan is credited with helping to arrange life-changing eye surgery that restored the vision of an elderly man who lost his sight as the result of cataracts. The weekly Urdu language radio program My Story debuted in February Read more »

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VOA Indonesian Tops 1 Million Facebook Fans

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VOA’s Indonesian Service is marking a Facebook milestone: their most popular pages now have more than 1-million fans. “The main page was launched in September 2009 and it just skyrocketed.  Before we knew it, we had hundreds of thousands of fans,” said VOA Indonesian Service’s Read more »

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Citizen Journalists Use #EgyptDecides

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VOA and its international broadcast partners are enhancing coverage of events surrounding Egypt’s runoff presidential election on June 16 th and 17th by harnessing the power of citizen journalists, Facebook, Twitter, mobile phones, tablets and Instagram. Working in cooperation with Radio Sawa and Alhurra television, Read more »

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BBG Adds New Affiliates In Bosnia, Indonesia, Uganda

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The BBG expands the reach of Voice of America with new television affiliates in Republika Srpska and Indonesia, plus a new FM affiliate in Uganda… From the BBG Dealbook: VOA Increases Reach in Bosnia Hema TV, broadcasting to Bosnians in Republika Srpska, is the newest Read more »

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BBG Coverage of Tibet Cited in Global Press

Coverage of self-immolation protests in Tibet by Radio Free Asia and Voice of America have been picked up by other media outlets around the would in recent weeks.   China cracks down after Tibetan self-immolations - The Independent, June 1, 2012 Locals and many pilgrims from all Read more »

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Vietnamese American pop singer Viennie V on Border Crossings

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Vietnamese-American singing sensation Viennie V says she was nervous Monday when she did an interview with Border Crossings’ host Larry London. The Los Angeles-based pop star performed two numbers, Remember Me and For You, from her new album For You.  She also talked to Larry Read more »

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David Ensor in Burma

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VOA Director David Ensor is in Burma seeking to negotiate terms that would allow the U.S. broadcaster to open a news bureau in the long-isolated southeast Asian nation. Ensor held introductory talks Monday in the Burmese administrative capital, Naypyitaw,with Parliament speaker Thura Shwe Mann. “He Read more »

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A Child in Syria Says Thanks VOA

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A Syrian Kurdish child at a protest rally holds a poster thanking Voice of America’s Kurdish Service for its coverage of the uprising in Syria.  VOA recently began broadcasting its radio programs on direct to home satellite TV, expanding audience reach in the Kurdish-speaking regions Read more »

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Ethiopia Releases VOA Correspondent, Drops Charges

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A VOA correspondent and his translator were freed Saturday after being detained overnight by Ethiopian police on a charge of “illegal reporting.” Listen to an interview with veteran VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein. Read the full story. Heinlein and translator Simegineh Yekoye were arrested Friday as Read more »

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VOA Statement on the Detention of its Ethiopia Correspondent

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Washington, D.C., May 25, 2012  — “We are aware of reports that VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein was detained today in Addis Ababa. The safety and welfare of our reporters is our utmost concern and we are working to gather more information about Mr. Heinlein’s status. Read more »

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