Category Archives: VOA

Update on International Broadcasting: A Spotlight on Threats to Press Freedom

RFE/RL's Khadija Ismayilova

Inside this issue: On World Press Freedom Day, a Reminder of the Threats Facing Journalists | Board Announces Renewed Strategy for Broadcasts to China | Alhurra Exposes “Syria’s Torture Machine” | Radio & TV Martí Launch “Estado de Sats” | RFA Wins Human Rights Awards Read more »

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Video: The Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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The Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station is the largest BBG transmission facility in the United States.  This four minute video provides an introduction to its history and operations. Approximately 85% of the shortwave broadcasts from the Murrow Transmitting station in North Carolina are Radio Martí Read more »

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VOA Coverage of the Summit of the Americas

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Cartagena, Colombia — The VOA Spanish Service coverage of the Summit of the Americas in Colombia included live and commissioned reports to sixteen radio and television affiliates. Six television stations throughout the region were provided with live Skype reports throughout the day and special summaries Read more »

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Photo Gallery: Nigerian VP Namadi Sambo Visits VOA

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Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo makes a courtesy call at VOA headquarters in Washington on April 16, 2012.  Mr. Sambo, Nigeria’s US Ambassador Ade Adefuye and other officials, held private talks with VOA Director David Ensor and the BBG Director of Strategy and Development, Bruce Read more »

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Photo Gallery: VOA’s Sungwon Baik in North Korea

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VOA journalist Sungwon Baik engaged in coverage activities in North Korea. Baik was among foreign journalists allowed rare access to various news events, including firsthand look at the North’s rocket launching site. Baik arrived in Pyongyang on April 7 and plans to return on April Read more »

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Photo: A North Korean Rocket

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VOA Korean Service reporter Sungwon Baik is traveling in North Korea to cover the centenary of the late North Korean president Kim Il Sung. On Sunday, April 8, Baik and other foreign journalists were allowed a firsthand look at the North’s missile launching site. (Photo Read more »

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Photo Gallery: VOA, RFA Cover Burma’s Historic Election

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Washington, D.C. – Burmese voters went to the polls on April 1 and the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) were there providing  wall-to-wall coverage as democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi gained a seat in Parliament. Although she and her National Read more »

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VOA Covers Supreme Court Health Care Protests

Carolyn Presutti covers Obamacare demonstrations outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the opening day of oral arguments.

VOA was there as one of the most closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court cases in years began Monday with oral arguments in a legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law – the signature achievement of his presidency so far. Analysts say the outcome of Read more »

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A VOA Exclusive with U.S. Ambassador to Russia McFaul

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In an exclusive interview with VOA Moscow Correspondent James Brooke, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul says U.S. officials were shocked by the anti-American tone of the recent Russian presidential elections. Despite tensions, McFaul said Russian government officials seem no more inclined than U.S. Read more »

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The Dalai Lama: Then and Now

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As the Voice of America marked its 70th anniversary, it was honored to receive video congratulations from world figures including the Dalai Lama. Recently, VOA received this photo of an early interview with the Dalai Lama. The photograph was sent in by the granddaughter of Read more »

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