Category Archives: Press Release

VOA Peerless in Coverage of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Twelve African heads of state granted Voice of America exclusive interviews during last week’s historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, underscoring VOA’s impact across the continent. Coming on the heels of the Young African Leaders Initiative, the summit capped two weeks of intense coverage in Read more »

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Voice of America Ends Greek Broadcasts

VOA Greek Service Chief Anna Morris in front of the White House.

WASHINGTON (August 11, 2014) — After 72 years on air, the Voice of America Greek Service — one of its longest-running language services — is signing off today for the last time, bidding adieu to loyal listeners in Greece, Cyprus, and beyond. VOA Director David Read more »

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VOA Partners with NRT TV in Iraqi Kurdistan

VOA Kurdish Service broadcaster Dakhil Elias hosts the weekly TV show Kurd Connection, now airing on NRT-TV in Iraqi Kurdistan

WASHINGTON — Voice of America’s Kurdish-language TV program is now airing on the regional NRT TV, one of the most popular channels in Iraqi Kurdistan. The VOA Kurdish Service’s first-ever TV affiliate, NRT TV, will broadcast its weekly program Kurd Connection on Sunday evenings, with a rebroadcast the following Read more »

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VOA Report Goes to the Land Where Terror Is Routine: Northern Nigeria

Teachers protesting against Boko Haram in Maiduguri, capital of the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno

WASHINGTON (August 6, 2014) — Voice of America brings the battle for power being waged in Nigeria to the mobile phones and desktops of the world with a special report, which chronicles the birth and growth of Boko Haram and its brutally violent tactics against Nigerian Read more »

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President of Somalia Tells VOA Somalis Support His Government, not al-Shabab

VOA’s Somali Chief Abdirahman Yabarow (left) greets President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

WASHINGTON (August 4, 2014) — The president of Somalia says his government is winning the battle against the Islamist militant group al-Shabab. In an interview at Voice of America headquarters in Washington, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud acknowledged that al-Shabab had stepped up its attacks in Read more »

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To Be Where the Audience Is — Report of the Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting

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WASHINGTON (August 1, 2014) — The Broadcasting Board of Governors today released “To Be Where the Audience Is,” a report that found shortwave radio to be essential to listeners in target countries, but of marginal impact in most markets. The report’s recommendations came after a Read more »

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New Research Findings on Turkey Reveal Kurdish Media Habits

People use mobile devices to record as riot police use a water cannon to disperse protesters during a rally against a bill which would, among other things, allow Turkey's authorities to block web pages for privacy violations without a prior court decision, in Istanbul, Turkey, late Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Police in Istanbul have clashed with hundreds of protesters denouncing a new law that increases government controls over the Internet. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

WASHINGTON (July 29, 2014) — Kurdish media habits are similar to that of the national population of Turkey, according to media research data released today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Amidst reduced press freedoms, younger people across Turkey are looking toward the Internet and Read more »

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VOA Premieres AIDS Documentary at World AIDS Conference

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A stirring new VOA documentary, AIDS: Living in the Shadows, is making its world premiere today at 2100 UTC (5 p.m. EST) at the 20thInternational AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, with some help from the star power of Sir Elton John. The Read more »

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Radio Sawa Makes its Mark on Mauritania

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Just three weeks following the launch of Radio Sawa in Mauritania the localized stream is proving to be a big hit in the North African country. Listeners are tuning in and participating on Radio Sawa’s on-air programs. The network was launched on June 25, 2014, Read more »

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VOA Exclusive Interview with President Karzai

VOA's Ahmad Fawad Lami (right) interviews President Karzai on Monday, July 14 at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an exclusive interview with Voice of America, Afghan President Hamid Karzai made clear his displeasure with the deal recently brokered by Secretary of State Kerry in which the Afghan government agreed to an audit of all votes cast in the June Read more »

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