Category Archives: Press Release

Newseum Memorial Honors VOA Reporter killed in Pakistan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Slain VOA reporter Mukarram Khan Aatif-one of 82 journalists from around the world who lost their lives in 2012-was honored in Washington Monday as the Newseum added new names to its memorial for fallen journalists. “This is a solemn and sad occasion Read more »

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Governors Honored for Supporting Freedom of Speech

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WASHINGTON DC- BBG Board members Victor Ashe, Susan McCue and Michael Meehan have been named “Champions for Freedom of Speech” by the New York chapter of the Visual Artists Guild, a nonprofit organization that supports freedom of expression worldwide. The Governors, along with human rights Read more »

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TV Martí to Air Rosa Maria Payá Special Sunday

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Miami – TV Martí will present a special half-hour special this weekend called “Rosa Maria Payá In Her Own Words.” The interview, which airs Sunday evening, details what it was like to grow up as the daughter of Oswaldo Payá, the founder and leader of Read more »

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Belarus Prosecutor’s Office Warns Radio Svaboda Journalist

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WASHINGTON , DC – Veteran Belarus Service journalist Aleh Hruzdzilovich was officially warned by the Minsk municipal prosecutor’s office about violating Belarus’ “Law on Mass Media.” Any subsequent warning could result in Hruzdzilovich being stripped of his official accreditation to work as a journalist in Belarus. Read more »

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Somali President Appears at VOA Event

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has told a VOA sponsored town hall meeting in London that young people are still joining the al-Shabab militant group because of the “weakness” of Somali leaders.   “The fact that al-Shabab convinces a young man to Read more »

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VOA Albanian Service Marks 70th Anniversary

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Presidents, diplomats, Balkan officials and members of the U.S. Congress paid an emotional tribute to the Voice of America’s Albanian Service Tuesday, as the service marked the 70th anniversary of its first broadcast in 1943.Speaking at VOA headquarters in Washington, New York Read more »

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Governors Seek to Expand U.S. International Media Efforts in Russia

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At the end of their May 3-7 visit to Moscow, BBG Board members Susan McCue and Michael Meehan released the following statement: “Given the rapidly shrinking independent media across Russia over the past few months, we have asked the management of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Read more »

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Alhurra.com and RadioSawa.com Launch New Mobile Sites

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Springfield, Va.–Arabic-speakers around the world now have a better way to get the latest news and information through Alhurra.com and RadioSawa.com mobile sites. The new sites make Alhurra.com and RadioSawa.com more accessible and easier to share information among mobile users. “The improved mobile sites are Read more »

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Media Freedom Faces ‘Greatest Challenge Since the Cold War’

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Media freedom faces its greatest challenge since the Cold War with Internet blocking, satellite jamming and the return of shortwave jamming said a group of leading international broadcasters today. The statement issued on behalf of the representatives of Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France (AEF), Australian Broadcasting Read more »

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BBG Expands Its Reach With SoundCloud

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced a new strategic partnership with leading audio platform SoundCloud, adding hundreds of hours of audio programming weekly for users to access worldwide. The move is expected to expand the BBG’s online audience by introducing its radio Read more »

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