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New VOA Persian Show Targets Young Viewers in Iran

Masih Alinejad hosts the new show Tablet.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—— Tablet, a new television show on Voice of America Persian language satellite channel, focuses on cultural and social issues involving young people in Iran and the United States.The 15-minute prime-time show with a youthful, energetic vibe is hosted by Masih Alinejad, an investigative Read more »

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Countless Media Outlets Turn to VOA Correspondents’ Exclusive Reporting on Bangkok Blast

VOA's Steve Herman appears on CBS Evening News

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Since the deadly explosion in Bangkok yesterday, many news outlets around the world have relied on reports from VOA’s Steve Herman, Barry Newhouse, and Zinlat Aung, who were among the first on the scene after the deadly blast hit the Erawan Shrine.Southeast Asia Correspondent Read more »

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African and American Lives Come Together on VOA’s Vous et Nous

From left to right: Congolese musician Fally Ipupa with co-hosts Roger Muntu and Anasthasie Tudieshe

VOA’s new weekly television show Vous et Nous launched with Congolese musician Fally Ipupa and President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, bringing together African and American experiences from Albino activism to urban beekeeping. “This is a show about issues that connect us and things that Read more »

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Names John Lansing as Chief Executive Officer

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Former President of Scripps Networks Brings Background in Journalism and Multi-Platform Programming to Lead Next Generation of U.S. International Media BBG Networks Include Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio and TV Martí, Radio Free Asia, and Middle East Broadcasting Networks WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Read more »

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VOA Reporter Breaks News on Bangkok Bomb Blast

Scene of bomb blast in central Bangkok, Aug. 17, 2015. (Photo: Zinlet Aung for VOA)

Steve Herman, VOA’s Southeast Asia Correspondent and cameraman Zinlat Aung were one of the first news teams on the scene to report on the explosion that hit the Erawan Shrine near the commercial Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok 7:00 pm local time Monday. They were quickly Read more »

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Survivors from Peshawar Army Public School Visit VOA

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This week, VOA’s Urdu Service hosted twelve boys from the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, who had survived a Taliban attack on their school in December 2014. Their visit to VOA was the last stop of a two-and-a-half week trip to the United States sponsored by Read more »

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RFE/RL Freelancer Missing In Turkmenistan

Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, a freelance journalist and contributor to RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service went missing on July 7.

The July arrest of RFE/RL Turkmen Service Correspondent Saparmamed Nepeskuliev is the latest in a series of escalating attacks on independent journalists in Turkmenistan. Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, a freelance journalist and contributor to RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, is reportedly being held in in a temporary detention facility Read more »

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YALI Fellows Tell VOA the Experience was Life Changing

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WASHINGTON D.C. — For a second year, the Voice of America provided in-depth extensive coverage of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Summit in Washington with programming in English and all language services broadcasting to the continent. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Read more »

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VOA Presents Special Series on 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— VOA has released a four-part special series on what is considered the most effective piece of civil rights legislation enacted in the United States, the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The series marks the 50th Anniversary of the legislation, on August 6.“Voting Rights Read more »

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Radio Free Iraq Signs Off After 17 Years Of Service

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(Washington — July 30, 2015)  RFE/RL’s Arabic Service to Iraq, Radio Free Iraq (RFI) will air its final broadcast on July 31. The resources of RFI will be merged with Radio Sawa Iraq to provide the audience with extensive Iraq-specific news and informational programming. The Read more »

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