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National Press Club Honors Azeri Journalist

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(WASHINGTON – July 29, 2015)  Today, the National Press Club presented its highest press freedom prize to jailed Azeri investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova. Ismayilova has been held in pretrial detention in a Baku prison for 234 days on charges many observers link Read more »

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VOA On-the-Scene with the President in Africa

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Washington, D.C.—The Voice of America will provide live, on-the-scene coverage of President Obama’s trip to Africa as he arrives in Nairobi, Kenya, to join President Uhuru Kenyatta to co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and then travel on to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Gabe Joselow, VOA’s regional Read more »

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Secretary Kerry to VOA Persian: Iran Deal will Make the World Safer

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—— A few hours after the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution endorsing the West’s nuclear deal with Iran, US Secretary of State John Kerry told VOA the resolution is “an expression of hope for the future for Iran, for the rest of the Read more »

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VOA Provides Comprehensive Coverage of Historic Iran Nuclear Agreement

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WASHINGTON D.C., July 14, 2015 – Voice of America has provided extensive, around-the-clock coverage across various platforms on the historic agreement between Iran and the United States, Great Britain, France, China, Russia, plus Germany and the European Union. As the final agreement was announced in Read more »

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BBG Networks Provide Unparalleled Coverage of Iran Agreement

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, 2nd right, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, left, talk to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as the wait for Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, not pictured, for a group picture  at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

WASHINGTON – The networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors were the first to break the news in Persian of the historic nuclear agreement that had been reached with Iran, providing one of the few sources of accurate, reliable and comprehensive news source in the Read more »

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U.S. Senators Deplore Azerbaijan’s “Politically Motivated Arrests,” Call For Ismayilova’s Release

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(WASHINGTON — July 9, 2015)  A group of 16 U.S. Senators, led by Minority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), addressed Azeri President Ilham Aliyev with growing concern about “a systematic crackdown on human rights and independent civil society” in Azerbaijan, calling on him in a Read more »

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Voice of America Marks 20th Anniversary of Genocide in Srebrenica

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WASHINGTON D.C., July 9, 2015 - The Voice of America hosted a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia. The event, titled “Bosnia: 20 Years After Srebrenica,” examined events of that time both in historical terms and in the context Read more »

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Bosnia: 20 Years After Srebrenica

A Bosnian woman cries at a coffin of her relative, one of 173 of newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. (Reuters)

The worst massacre on European soil since World War II, the massacre in Srebrenica, was a watershed event in the history of the Balkan wars and the state of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Today, 20 years later, the country still faces formidable political and economic challenges, including ethnic Read more »

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VOA Launches Audio App in Partnership with AudioNow

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Voice of America, in partnership with AudioNow Digital, launched an audio-only app that will allow users to listen to VOA programming over data or cellular voice connections. That option is especially valuable for VOA audiences in emerging markets where streaming audio is not Read more »

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‘Indispensable Help In Difficult Times’ — RFE/RL Celebrates 20 Years In Prague

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(PRAGUE, Czech Republic — July 2, 2015)  This week, RFE/RL marked its 20th anniversary in the Czech Republic in an event convened under the auspices of Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and attended by dignitaries from over 22 countries. In his keynote remarks, Prime Minister Read more »

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014.


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