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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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VOA Interviews Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf interviewed by VOA's Ayesha Tanzeem

A VOA interview with former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf sparked widespread interest among Pakistani news channels. Several TV networks including Geo, Dunya, Express, Samaa and Aaj, rebroadcast parts of the interview, which focused on allegations that have surfaced against the former president as well as Read more »

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For Hampton Student-Journalists, a Partnership With BBG Professionals

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Washington, DC – Voice of America (VOA) journalists are sharing their experience and expertise with students at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication under a cooperative agreement with the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA Executive Producer Jerry Brown recently visited Hampton University Read more »

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In Burma, BBG Officials Meet With President Thein Sein, Aung San Suu Kyi

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On the heels of President Obama’s historic trip to Burma in November, and as a follow-up to BBG-wide technical advisory committee meetings, three BBG Governors went to Burma on a trip organized and accompanied by Radio Free Asia (RFA) President Libby Liu and joined by Read more »

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VOA Vietnamese Website Gets Big Results Despite Small Staff

Multimedia production specialist Chau Tran (left) and Web Editor Stephanie Tu are among the talented staff at VOA's Vietnamese Service.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite its small size, VOA’s Vietnamese Service packs a big punch. The service’s website reached 2.2 million people in October.  That’s 16 percent of Voice of America’s total online traffic, and an impressive feat for a staff of only 14 people who Read more »

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Border Crossings Marks Anniversary with Music Legends

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It has been a banner year for Border Crossings host Larry London, who had a chance to sit down with the Jacksons recently to talk about their success, their 2012 tour, and the 2009 death of their brother, pop music legend Michael Jackson. Larry says Read more »

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VOA Children’s Poetry Program

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A VOA Pashto language children’s poetry program is getting credit for encouraging young people to go to school in the volatile Pakistan-Afghan border region. The Deewa radio program, Jump Jump Camel, is the first such international Pashto broadcast.  It went on the air earlier this Read more »

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VOA Reporter Testifies before Lantos Human Rights Commission

VOA Russian Service reporter Fatima Tlisova

WASHINGTON, D.C. — VOA Russian Service reporter Fatima Tlisova says security forces in the Northern Caucasus are acting with impunity and committing widespread human rights abuses. Tlisova, who has long experience reporting on rights issues in the region, testified Thursday as a regional expert before Read more »

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