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VOA Journalist Will Be Front and Center at Ukraine’s Election Debates

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—VOA journalist and broadcaster Myroslava Gongadze has been selected to co-host a series of parliamentary election debates on one of Ukraine’s major networks, First National TV. Ukraine held early presidential elections in May, in the aftermath of the massive Euromaidan protests, and will hold Read more »

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Kerry Talks with VOA about Peace Prize Winners and Afghan Peace Prospects

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Terrific.” That’s what Secretary of State John Kerry said about the news that children’s rights advocates Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India have won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.Kerry spoke about the award during a one-on-one interview at the Read more »

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VOA Partners with Leading Radio Station in Haiti

VOA Partners in Haiti

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Voice of America will expand its broadcast footprint through a newly minted agreement with Radio Télé Caraibes, FM 94.5 and AM 1150, a market-leading radio station in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with coverage in selected cities across the country. “We are very pleased to be Read more »

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VOA Launches Kurd Connection

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Kurdish Service of Voice of America has launched an expanded live version of its Kurd Connection TV Program to Iraqi-Kurdistan. The Kurdish news and current events show has been expanded from 20 minutes to 50 minutes at the request of the VOA affiliate Read more »

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Putin Foe Speaks to VOA

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—After being silent about it for more than ten years, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the most well-known political opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is once again talking Russian politics. He ended his silence this week in Washington, where he was the keynote speaker at a Read more »

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VOA Goes to the Heart of Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone and Liberia

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Every day Voice of America broadcasts news about the Ebola outbreak to millions of people in Africa in more than 20 languages, along with information about how to avoid contracting the disease. A reporter for VOA based in Sierra Leone, Adam Bailes, recently Read more »

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BBG Names Andy Lack CEO

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Respected Executive to Lead U.S. International Media WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors announced today that it intends to hire respected journalist and media executive Andrew Lack as Chief Executive Officer of the federal agency that oversees the five networks and broadcasting operations of Read more »

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Impact of Women’s Media Choices – BBG Research Findings on Seven African Countries

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WASHINGTON — More than 75% of Zimbabwean women own a mobile phone, only 18% of women in Niger listen to the radio on a daily basis, and approximately half of women in Côte d’Ivoire watch TV daily. The Broadcasting Board of Governors, together with Gallup, Read more »

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Information That Can Save Lives

A health worker volunteer marks a home with chalk to identify that it has been visited, as they distribute bars of soap and information about Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Source: AP

To ensure that audiences have all the facts about Ebola, VOA has also set up an Ebola microsite that provides clear answers to the most-asked questions: What is Ebola? How to avoid getting Ebola? What are the symptoms of Ebola? How is Ebola treated? The microsite also stresses the danger of misinformation, such as the false report of a vaccine for the disease.

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Yatsenyuk, Poroshenko Hail RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service On Sixtieth Anniversary

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Ukrainian Service marked its 60th anniversary on September 18 at an event in Kyiv, attended by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko and hosted by the Prague Freedom Foundation. In keynote remarks, Yatsenyuk said, “Empires Read more »

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