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BBG to Meet to Examine Its Activities in the Middle East and to Introduce New CEO

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at the headquarters of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks in Springfield, Virginia, on October 8, 2015. This will be the first meeting of the board since John Lansing joined BBG as CEO and Director. During the Read more »

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VOA Afghanistan Service Celebrates 35 Years on Air


WASHINGTON, D.C.——This week, Voice of America marks 35 years of broadcasts to Afghanistan, with special tributes and programming dedicated to the history of the service.The Afghanistan service began broadcasting just months after the Soviet invasion of the country in 1980, with a daily 15-minute Dari Read more »

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Azerbaijan Targets Another RFE/RL Reporter


(Washington – September 29, 2015)  Police in Baku have ransacked an apartment and seized equipment belonging to an RFE/RL free-lancer in the latest incident in an unrelenting campaign targeting the country’s independent press. Islam Shikhali, a free-lance video journalist working for RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani service, was not Read more »

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VOA Documentary Debuts at Asia Society in NYC

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WASHINGTON D.C. — VOA’s latest documentary A Single Step: Journeys of Women Leaders debuted at a special screening at the Asia Society in New York on September 24, bringing in a great crowd and a dynamic discussion following the screening. The event took place on Read more »

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Alhurra’s Delusional Paradise tell the Stories of the Living Victims of Daesh

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(Springfield, Va.) Alhurra Television launches Delusional Paradise, a ground-breaking documentary series on Sept. 26th, exposing the brutality of extremism and the viciousness of Daesh. The Alhurra-produced program goes beyond the daily death count, to focus on the human stories of the living victims. Delusional Paradise Read more »

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VOA Hausa Launches TV Program


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America expands its leadership in Hausa-language programming with its first television broadcast premiering September 25 at 19:00 UTC.The fast-paced weekly magazine show Taskar VOA includes a rundown of the week’s top stories from VOA correspondents in Africa and around the world Read more »

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Global Audience Turns to VOA Ahead of Pope Francis US Tour


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Voice of America broadcasters are on the scene to bring the historic visit of Pope Francis to audiences worldwide on television, radio, and online. In Washington, New York, and Philadelphia, VOA reporters and camera crews are on the scene for in-depth reporting and Read more »

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VOA Presents Documentary Profiling Global Women Leaders


WASHINGTON, D.C.— Academy Award winner Sally Field hosts and narrates VOA’s new documentary A Single Step: Journeys of Women Leaders exploring the barriers women face in the developed and developing worlds in human rights, health, climate change and civil society. Produced in partnership with the Asia Broadcasting Union, Read more »

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VOA Documentary Commemorates 70th Anniversary of WWII


WASHINGTON, D.C.— Voice of America premiers a new documentary featuring oral histories from veterans of World War II’s close in China, Burma, and India. “Journey 1945—China’s Path to Victory” focuses on two veterans of the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) organized by the United States Government Read more »

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VOA Provides Extensive Coverage of Migrant Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— VOA correspondents are on the scene of Europe’s migration crisis with comprehensive coverage for television, radio, online, and social media. From Vienna, London correspondent Luis Ramirez reported on the flood of refugees arriving from Hungary then travelled to the Serbian border, where many of Read more »

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    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.

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