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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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Something New for Russians

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For the past two weeks, TV audiences in Russia have had a chance to see something exceedingly unusual on Russian airwaves: candid exchanges about U.S. and Russian policies, including criticism of the Putin government.  The exchanges took place on a new program called Cold War?, Read more »

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Reporta Cuba Contributor Threatened by Cuban Security Forces

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MIAMI — Nilo Alejandro Gutiérrez, a citizen journalist for Radio/TV Martí’s Reporta Cuba (Cuba Reports), has reported receiving threats from Cuban State Security agents for his involvement in the project. “I was told that my life and my family’s lives are at risk,” said Gutiérrez, Read more »

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BBG Condemns Reported Murder Of U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors strongly condemns the reported beheading of American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff by the extremist group Islamic State, and the threat to murder another hostage, David Cawthorne Haines.   “The kidnapping and murders of Steven Sotloff and James Foley Read more »

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