Category Archives: VOA

David Ensor in Burma

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VOA Director David Ensor is in Burma seeking to negotiate terms that would allow the U.S. broadcaster to open a news bureau in the long-isolated southeast Asian nation. Ensor held introductory talks Monday in the Burmese administrative capital, Naypyitaw,with Parliament speaker Thura Shwe Mann. “He Read more »

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A Child in Syria Says Thanks VOA

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A Syrian Kurdish child at a protest rally holds a poster thanking Voice of America’s Kurdish Service for its coverage of the uprising in Syria.  VOA recently began broadcasting its radio programs on direct to home satellite TV, expanding audience reach in the Kurdish-speaking regions Read more »

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Ethiopia Releases VOA Correspondent, Drops Charges

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A VOA correspondent and his translator were freed Saturday after being detained overnight by Ethiopian police on a charge of “illegal reporting.” Listen to an interview with veteran VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein. Read the full story. Heinlein and translator Simegineh Yekoye were arrested Friday as Read more »

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VOA Statement on the Detention of its Ethiopia Correspondent

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Washington, D.C., May 25, 2012  — “We are aware of reports that VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein was detained today in Addis Ababa. The safety and welfare of our reporters is our utmost concern and we are working to gather more information about Mr. Heinlein’s status. Read more »

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Myroslava Gongadze, VOA Journalist and Ukrainian Rights Activist

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VOA Journalist Myroslava Gongadze, a tireless campaigner for human rights and freedom of the press in her native Ukraine, has been profiled in the new documentary, A whisper to a Roar, which tells the stories of democracy activists in five countries around the world. Myroslava, Read more »

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VOA English Website Gets New Look

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Voice of America’s English language website,VOAnews.com, migrated to a new content management system Monday, giving users a different look, easier navigation, and more ways to join the conversation on subjects that matter to them. Images tell a story as well as words or sound, so Read more »

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VOA’s Elez Biberaj Honored by Albanian President

Albanian President Bamir Topi gives his country’s Presidential “Medal of Gratitude” to Elez Biberaj, the Director of Voice of America’s Eurasia Division.

 Albanian President Bamir Topi has awarded his country’s Presidential “Medal of Gratitude” to Elez Biberaj, the Director of Voice of America’s Eurasia Division and former head of the VOA Albanian Service. Dr. Biberaj was recognized for his contribution to the democratization of Albania and the Read more »

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VOA Exclusive with Eritrean President

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Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki has granted an exclusive interview to VOA’s English to Africa reporter Peter Clottey, who questioned the president about restrictions on the media and the east African country’s reputation for being closed to foreign journalists. President Isaias Afewerki said he will do Read more »

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BBG, VOA Media Event in Dar-Es-Salam

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A full day of training on health issues in Tanzania and the role of the media in communicating health information, particularly the role of international broadcasting was held May 17 in Dar-Es-Salam. About 30 reporters and health experts participated in the Broadcasting Board of Governors Read more »

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CFC Honors BBG Charitable Campaign

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The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area, which each year engages federal employees in the DC metro area with a charitable donation drive, has selected the BBG’s October 18 all-day program with its award for Best Special Event. The award, which honors the Read more »

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