Category Archives: VOA

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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Leo Sarkisian Honored with VOA Studio Dedication

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The normally loquacious Leo Sarkisian, creator and former co-host of VOA’s Music Time in Africa, stood nearly speechless before a packed room of VOA colleagues, friends and fans, during a heartfelt ceremony dedicating Voice of America’s Studio 23 in his name. “I’m at a loss Read more »

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VOA Rooftop Gets Covered Standup Platform

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VOA’s rooftop standup location, with the US capitol in the background, is one of the best Washington has to offer. And it just got better with the addition of a brand new covered platform. “We have one of the best shots in town, and I’m Read more »

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VOA Director Moderates Panel Discussion on Social Media

David Ensor speaks in a hand held mic to a group.

Is social media changing the way journalists do their work and communicate with their audience? That was the subject of a panel discussion, moderated by VOA Director David Ensor, at an event hosted on October 25th by the Goethe Institut, the RIAS Berlin Commission and Read more »

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Podelis Host Yulia Savchenko Shares Social Media Secrets

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Yulia Savchenko, host of VOA Russian’s TV webcast Podelis, which means Share in English, lived up to the show’s name last month at Stanford University by sharing secrets to success in navigating Russia’s restrictive media environment. Savchenko spoke as a returning alum at this year’s Read more »

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VOA Gets Top Credibility Rating in Zimbabwe

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A new report by the Media Monitoring Project of Zimbabwe (MMPZ), has rated VOA’s Studio 7 as one of only three news organizations with a 100% credibility rating. “Collectively, the electronic media proved the best sources of information when it comes to reporting plausibly on Read more »

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White House Official Tells “Africa 54″ New Government Needed in S. Sudan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Obama’s Special Assistant for African Affairs, Grant Harris, says South Sudan “desperately needs” a government that will advance its development, peace and security issues. Appearing on the VOA TV program Africa 54, Harris said, “What we’re asking for right now is that President Read more »

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“Africa 54″ Puts Spotlight on Egypt

Africa 54 host Vincent Makori goes live with Alhurra TV's Tarek El Shamy in Cairo. (photo by Patricia Li)

Africa 54 – VOA’s fast-moving TV magazine show – put its newfound versatility on display in Egypt this week, with live reporting on the deadly clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. As demonstrators filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square Monday (July 8th), Read more »

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VOA’s Bill Workinger Receives Dateline Award

VOA's Bill Workinger's award-winning photo of Tiger Woods at the 2012 AT&T National Golf tournament.

A photograph of Tiger Woods sealing his 74th all-time PGA tour victory at the AT&T National in Bethesda has brought VOA’s Bill Workinger a win of his own. The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) presented Workinger the prestigious Dateline Award for local journalism at a Read more »

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Governor Ashe Visits the VOA New York Bureau

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BBG Board Member Victor Ashe visited the Voice of America New York bureau last week to see the progress made on office and studio renovations as well as offer his support to the staff and journalists there. “We are very proud of our new look,” Read more »

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