Category Archives: VOA

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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BBG Governors Meet in Moscow to Discuss Future of Russian Media

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(Click on the photos to see a larger image and captions) Governors Susan McCue and Michael Meehan were in Moscow this week to consider matters relevant to U.S. international media in Russia. Governor McCue, who chairs the board of directors of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Read more »

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BBG Welcomes German Journalists for Study Tour

VOA Associate Director of Language Programming Rebecca MacMenamin meets with visiting German journalists.

Eleven German journalists visited the BBG yesterday as a part of the RIAS Berlin Commission’s spring exchange program. The participants met with IBB Director Richard Lobo and attended a VOA editorial meeting. They then met with VOA Associate Director of Language Programming Rebecca MacMenamin and Read more »

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Representatives from Qatari Media Tour BBG

Sheikh Abdulrahman Al Thani, Director of Development of the Qatar Media Corporation meets IBB Director Dick Lobo

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today welcomed visitors from Qatar as a part of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al Thani, the Director of Development of the Qatar Media Corporation, and Yousef AlShrouf, a media advisor from the Read more »

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Chinese Dissident Chen Guangcheng Appears on VOA

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng (right) is interviewed by VOA's Huchen Zhang

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng appeared on VOA last Thursday and told interviewers that the Chinese government had lost its legitimacy and failed to honor commitments he says it made to not punish family members accused of helping him to escape house arrest last year. The Read more »

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