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Alhurra-Iraq’s From Erbil Opens an Eye on Kurdistan

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(Springfield, Va.) Alhurra-Iraq announces the launch of a new program From Erbil, which reports from the streets of Kurdistan and focuses on the plurality of Iraq, discussing topics that are important to all Iraqis. It sheds light on issues that affect people living in the Read more »

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Radio Sawa Brings Back Morning Papers To Iraq

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(Springfield, Va.)–Radio Sawa launched Morning Papers on its Iraq stream to millions of listeners across the country. The 90-minute magazine program, which originally aired on Radio Free Iraq (RFI), focuses on the political, social or cultural issues impacting Iraqis. Morning Papers airs Sunday-Thursday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. (Baghdad Read more »

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BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee to Target Smart Reform of U.S. International Media

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WASHINGTON – Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Jeff Shell, Governor Ken Weinstein and CEO and Director John Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) on November 17 to discuss the importance of United States international media and options for reform. SFRC Chairman Bob Corker, Read more »

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Light Among Us Tells Stories of Hope on Alhurra-Iraq

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(Springfield, Va.) Alhurra-Iraq takes its viewers on a journey of hope through its new series, Light Among Us. The series presents engaging human interest stories from the heart of Iraq. It reflects a message of optimism by highlighting the work of Iraqis who are trying to make a Read more »

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U.S. International Media Attracts Record Audience of 226 Million

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[Ed Note: This version of the press release contains a clarification on how audiences in China access RFA and VOA content.] WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today released its annual impact numbers, including an unprecedented weekly measured audience of 226 million.  The increase Read more »

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Haitian Journalists Complete Social Media Workshop at VOA

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WASHINGTON D.C., November 10, 2015 – Last Friday, ten journalists from Haiti received certificates from the Voice of America for their completion of a workshop on “Journalism and Social Media in the Context of Elections.” The workshop was arranged by VOA’s Creole Service and sponsored by Read more »

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New TV Program Brings Facts, Not Lies, To Central Asia

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(WASHINGTON – October 29, 2015)  A new, nightly, current affairs program is providing Russian-speaking television audiences in Central Asia with a balanced and compelling alternative to Russian and Chinese-dominated media in the region. Current Time Asia, launched on September 21, airs on television stations in Read more »

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Voice of America and the Newseum Institute Host Joint Forum: ISIS and the Digital War

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Islamic State group has mastered the use of social media to promote its cause like no other extremist organization, experts said Wednesday in Washington. The panel discussed the Islamic State group’s adept use of social media and propaganda to recruit members worldwide in Read more »

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BBG Announces 2015 Burke Award Winners

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors has announced the winners of the 2015 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. The 2015 winners represent each of the BBG networks and have tackled topics ranging from extremism in Nigeria Read more »

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VOA Story Cited in Special UN Human Rights Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – One of two Voice of America exclusive stories by reporter Eun Jung Cho covering abusive practices against North Korean workers in Qatar was cited in a special United Nations human rights report, and focuses fresh attention on North Korea’s mistreatment of its civilian workforce. Read more »

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  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan

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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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