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Café DC with Tara Sonenshine

Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine is interviewed on VOA’s Urdu language program Café DC

Public diplomacy is “not preaching and teaching,” Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine told VOA’s Urdu language program Café DC on Friday. Sonenshine, who sat down for a friendly half-hour chat with Café DC host Faiz Rehman, said she still thinks like a journalist in Read more »

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Covering the Crisis in Syria

Alhurra in Idlib, Syria

As the conflict in Syria rages on, BBG journalists are providing in-depth coverage of the crisis for audiences in the region and around the world. Stationed at the Syrian borders with Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, reporters for Alhurra and Radio Sawa are covering major Read more »

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Cambodian Opposition Leaders Visit VOA

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Cambodian opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha discussed the merger of their two parties during an interview Wednesday at Voice of America headquarters in Washington. Rainsey told VOA Khmer Service reporter Pov Sok, “We will present a political platform that will take the best Read more »

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VOA, RFE/RL Engage Russian Audience Despite Challenges

Irina Van Dusen, Managing Editor, VOA Russian Service

Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty are continuing robust efforts to reach audiences in Russia, despite many challenges from the Russian government. Jeff Trimble, deputy director of the International Broadcasting Bureau, and Irina Van Dusen, managing editor of the Voice of America Russian Read more »

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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

Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed

  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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