Category Archives: VOA

VOA Interviews Haiti’s Prime Minister

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Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamotherounded out a trip to Washington this week with an interview with Voice of America’s Creole Service, talking about elections and rebuilding the country after the 2010 earthquake.Prime Minister Lamothe said progress is being made on reconstruction in Haiti. Besides an Read more »

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Somali President Thanks VOA

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  The president of Somalia has sent a letter of thanks to Voice of America for carrying out a telephone survey that asked Somalis how they feel about a draft constitution that is being considered for the country. “The Voice of America poll of Somalis Read more »

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Prime Minister of Tibet Exile Government Appears on VOA

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Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister (Kalon Tripa) of the Tibetan exile government, appeared Friday on the VOA Tibetan program Kunleng,  where he said there is a link between China’s policies in Tibet and the recent increase in self-immolations. “What we are asking China, is to see Read more »

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Happy Birthday OMG! Meiyu

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One year and 14 million clicks later, OMG! Meiyuis celebrating the first anniversary of the online language teaching program, which has cultivated a loyal audience of Chinese fans who tune in to learn the latest American slang expressions.The quirky video blog, hosted by VOA’s Jessica Read more »

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VOA wins second award for powerful story on 9/11 victim

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Three VOA journalists have been honored for the second time for a powerful story about a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. TV reporter Carolyn Presutti, photographer/editor Michael Burke and photographer Mike Kornely won a 2012 Clarion Award for a Television Feature Story/Segment. Read more »

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Celebrating VOA’s Swahili Service at 50

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BBG Governor Victor Ashe joined in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of VOA’s Swahili Service, marking the milestone with congratulations and a plaque on behalf of the board on July 12 at BBG headquarters in Washington. Ashe met with the staff of the service, which began Read more »

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Ghana VP on VOA’s Straight Talk Africa

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Ghanaian Vice President John Dramani Mahama shared practical and political advice and insight into the workings of his government with Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali on Wednesday. The vice president, who also reflected on memories from his childhood, was in Washington to discuss his new Read more »

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VOA’s Newest Show: Voices of America

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Americans from all walks of life are sharing their compelling and personal stories on a new weekly VOA series called Voices of America. The two-minute television and web features offer a unique perspective on life in the United States by letting people speak in their Read more »

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VOA Social Media Project in Haiti

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Citizen journalists in Haiti are now sharing their stories through an innovative new social media project that links the VOA Creole Service website with Facebook and Twitter. “The goal is to get more people involved in social media in Haiti as a means to deliver Read more »

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VOA’s Redisch on C-Span’s “Washington Journal”

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VOA’s Executive Editor Steve Redisch spoke about the mission, operations, and message of the Voice of America radio operation during an interview on C-Span’s “Washington Journal.”

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