Category Archives: VOA

VOA Exclusive with Eritrean President

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Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki has granted an exclusive interview to VOA’s English to Africa reporter Peter Clottey, who questioned the president about restrictions on the media and the east African country’s reputation for being closed to foreign journalists. President Isaias Afewerki said he will do Read more »

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BBG, VOA Media Event in Dar-Es-Salam

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A full day of training on health issues in Tanzania and the role of the media in communicating health information, particularly the role of international broadcasting was held May 17 in Dar-Es-Salam. About 30 reporters and health experts participated in the Broadcasting Board of Governors Read more »

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CFC Honors BBG Charitable Campaign

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The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area, which each year engages federal employees in the DC metro area with a charitable donation drive, has selected the BBG’s October 18 all-day program with its award for Best Special Event. The award, which honors the Read more »

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Rep. Dan Burton Appears on VOA’s Café D.C.

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VOA’s Café D.C. host, Urdu Service Chief Faiz Rehman, speaks with Congressman Dan Burton (R-Ind) on this week’s show. Congressman Burton discusses his reasons for retiring, and also opens up about his troubled childhood. The Congressman also talks about his view on the relationship between Read more »

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

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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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