Category Archives: Media Development Trainings

Votre Sante, Votre Avenir – Your Health, Your Future Visits the DRC


Six months after the launch of “Votre Sante Votre Avenir” (Your Health, Your Future) on May 12, 2011, VOA’s new health program, writer and host Khalil Gueye and Producer Fatouma Kalala travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where they joined the show’s local […]

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VOA Workshop on Disaster Preparedness and Influenza


Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Summary VOA organized a workshop for journalists from Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China to report on avian and pandemic influenza. The sessions provided the most up-to-date information about virus, prevention of infection, symptoms of influenza and treatment and care […]

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Nigeria/Town Hall and Training

Abuja, Nigeria VOA’s Development office and the Hausa Service organized a Town Hall and Health Workshhop for  journalists in Abuja, Nigeria on Monday, June 27, 2011 as part of the BBG trip to Africa. The Town Hall, organized in conjunction with Radio France International, focused on […]

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Mobile Health for African Journalist Training

Cape Town, South Africa VOA, in coordination with the U.N. Foundation, implemented a training on Mobile Health for African reporters, including six stringers from various VOA language services, in Cape Town, South Africa, June 6-8, 2011. The training included a briefing on how to navigate […]

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Journalism Training on Girls’ Education

Sokoto, Nigeria Workshop for 15 Nigerian journalists on education coverage. Two-day journalism workshop focused on education and general reporting. Presenters included Aliyu Mustafa, VOA; Dr. Ladi Adamu of Ahmedu Bello University and Sandy Ojikutu of USAID-Abuja. Topics included “What is News,” “The Role of the […]

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Report on USAID/VOA Education Programs Held in Sokoto

Sokoto, Nigeria “Our schools must be girl-child friendly and be able to accommodate the basic needs of our female children,” the Sultan of Sokoto. VOA successfully executed three programs  in Sokoto State, Northern Nigeria under the Education Project funded by the USAID Nigeria. Impact Widespread […]

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Reporting On Birth Of A New Nation – “South Sudan in Focus”

“South Sudan in Focus” (SSIF) is a 30 minute weekday English language broadcast/internet program covering rapidly changing developments in the new nation of South Sudan and the region. The program began broadcasting five days a week in the third week of September 2010. Since then the […]

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Radio Broadcasting Technique

More than a dozen journalists from across Southern Sudan attended a four-day workshop on radio broadcasting in advance of the region’s decision to form a new country. The trainers, from VOA’s “Sudan in Focus,” program included John Tanza and John Ogulnik. Trainees discussed working with […]

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Health Journalism Training

Almaty, Kazahkstan More than 25 journalists from across Central Asia, including Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, participated in a VOA health journalism training session in Almaty, Nov. 2-3, 2010. The sessions looked at pandemic influenza and preparing for health disasters. Representatives from local and international […]

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Training for Zimbabwe Reporters

VOA’s Studio 7 program, which broadcasts to Zimbabwe in English, Shona and Ndebele, organized a week-long training for its stringers in the region. Training took place October 6–10, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The training included sessions on reporting and producing techniques: field recording, selecting […]

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  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan


    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.

    1 year 4 months 27 days

    in prison

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