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VOA Exclusive: Diamonds and the Death of the Central African Republic

A man who gave his name as Sylvain said he was in charge of the anti-balaka militia in the region around Boda. Armed mainly with machetes, the militia groups now control the rich diamond mining areas in the southwest part of CAR. Sept. 18, 2004 (VOA/Bagassi Koura)

WASHINGTON, D.C.— How do diamonds fuel a cycle of poverty and violence? A riveting multimedia report by VOA tells how the diamond trade did just that in the Central African Republic.The report opens with a video shot of a boy sifting through muddy water for Read more »

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VOA Ukrainian Marks Its 65th Anniversary

VOA Director David Ensor (L) with Ukrainian Service Chief Adrian Karmazyn at the 65th Anniversary Ceremony

WASHINGTON, D.C. —At a celebration at VOA headquarters in Washington honoring the launch, on December 12, 1949, of VOA’s first broadcast in Ukrainian, that nation’s ambassador announced that a journalist in the Ukrainian Service will receive a prestigious honor from Kyiv. Ambassador Oleksandr Motsyk said Read more »

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Tech-Savvy Young Audience Gives Big Numbers to VOA Hausa

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —It has been a record-breaking time for the digital platform of VOA’s Hausa Service, which broadcasts to Nigeria and other Hausa-speaking areas of West Africa. On December 10, 1.1 million single day page views were recorded across the three VOA Hausa sites — Read more »

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Senate Confirms Two New Members for the BBG Board

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WASHINGTON – The United States Senate has confirmed two new members to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media. The Senate tonight unanimously approved Michael Kempner and Dr. Leon Aron for membership on the bipartisan board. In Read more »

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Board to Meet, Examine International Broadcasting Bureau

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at its Washington, D.C. headquarters on December 18, 2014. In addition to Board business, the Board will receive a presentation providing an overview of the International Broadcasting Bureau. The Board will also recognize the 65th anniversary Read more »

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VOA Tibetan Television Special: Interview with the Dalai Lama

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Voice of America’s Tibetan Service today broadcast an exclusive 80-minute interview with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and historical leader of Tibet. In the interview, the Dalai Lama focused on the historical and cultural heritage of Tibet and the Tibetan people. “It is Read more »

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VOA Reporter Sings at Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —At the invitation of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, a VOA journalist performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony today in Oslo. Sardar Ali, besides being a member of VOA’s Deewa Service, which broadcasts in Pashto to the rugged border region shared by Pakistan Read more »

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BBG Partners With Ghana Tech Incubator

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has partnered with Hub Accra, a Ghana-based tech incubator, to develop mobile solutions to promote civic engagement in West Africa. The partnership will create fellowships to provide local members of the tech and entrepreneurial communities with practical experience designing and Read more »

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RFA Unveils e-Book on Asian Women Fighting for Human Rights

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WASHINGTON – Ahead of Human Rights Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) today unveiled an e-book profiling the lives, work, and sacrifice of women from Asian countries and regions under authoritarian rule taking up the fight for human rights on their families’ and communities’ behalf. ‘It’s Read more »

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BBG Board Denounces Arrest of Khadija Ismayilova

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  WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today condemned the arrest and detention in Baku of prominent Azerbaijani investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova and called for her speedy release. She has been sentenced to two months of pre-trial detention, and if convicted could serve three Read more »

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