Category Archives: Press Release

Two Years: No Word on Missing Alhurra Correspondent

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

(Springfield, Va.)–As journalists continue to risk their lives daily reporting from conflict zones such as Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, Alhurra Television marks two years since correspondent Bashar Fahmi went missing in Aleppo, Syria. The Alhurra correspondent was reporting from Aleppo on Aug. 20, 2012, when Read more »

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Nabila Kilani Joins Alhurra as a Co-Anchor of Al Youm

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(Springfield, Va.)—August 24th starts a new chapter of Alhurra’s flagship program Al Youm, as Nabila Kilani joins Alhurra Television as a co-anchor of the network’s ground-breaking live television magazine program.  Broadcasting from the Al Youm’s Dubai hub, Kilani comes to Alhurra with more than 10 Read more »

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Ben Rhodes Outlines Role for International Media, Board Examines RFE/RL and Shortwave

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors met yesterday in Washington, DC, to examine the activities and accomplishments of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and to explore the agency’s impact and reach in an increasingly competitive media environment. In remarks to the Board, Assistant to the Read more »

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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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