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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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Citizen Journalists Attacked, Martí Programming Seized in Cuba

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MIAMI- Cuban authorities have violently arrested several citizen journalists and confiscated their recording equipment along with DVDs containing Television Martí programming.  Five reporters who frequently contribute to Martí Noticias were assaulted during a July 4th crackdown. The following day, dozens of additional disks containing TV Read more »

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Radio Sawa Mobile App Launches to Engage Arab Youth

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(Springfield, Va.) — Radio Sawa is giving fans access, anywhere and at any time, to the most popular radio network in the Middle East through the launch of the new Radio Sawa app. Owners of iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets will have instant Read more »

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Haitian President Appears on VOA Creole Programs

Haitian President Michel Martelly

WASHINGTON, D.C. —In his second interview with Voice of America in four months, Haitian President Michel Martelly told VOA Creole on Wednesday that he supports the gradual departure of the UN Stabilization Mission in his country, which has been stationed in Haiti since 2004.President Martelly Read more »

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Radio Sawa Launches FM Broadcast in Mauritania

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(Springfield, Va.)— Today Mauritanians woke up to a new voice on their FM dials. Radio Sawa launched its Mauritania stream bringing objective and relevant news and information along with a compelling mix of popular Arabic, African and Western music to the people of Mauritania. “This Read more »

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Radio Sawa Wins Gold in the New York Festivals

Mohamed Attia Saad, Supervisor Shift Editor, andMoemen Metwally, Radio Sawa Broadcaster (r) at the New York Festivals

(Springfield, Va.) — As security forces confronted supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Radio Sawa covered the deadly clashes which occurred in Egypt and led to the ousting of President Morsi on July 3, 2013.  Radio Sawa’s coverage of the clashes between Morsi’s supporters and Read more »

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RFA Wins at New York Festivals Radio Awards

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) last night won a bronze medal in the category of Best Human Interest Story at the 2014 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards for RFA’s Cantonese Service exposé on Chinese “birth tourism,” “Born in the USA: Instant Citizenship Read more »

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Board Explores Strategy for Engaging Cuban Audiences

Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors meet in Miami at the headquarters of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting

MIAMI – The Broadcasting Board of Governors met today at the Office of Cuba Broadcasting to examine opportunities for the Martís and their impact  as Cuba experiments with incremental change while remaining the most isolated country in the Western hemisphere. “It is important for us Read more »

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Office of Cuba Broadcasting and Democracy in Latin America On BBG’s Agenda

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at the Miami, FL headquarters of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting on June 20, 2014. In addition to board business, the meeting will include an in-depth examination of the Martís and a panel discussion on democracy Read more »

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VOA Grant Will Bring Ukrainian Journalist to USA

VOA Director David Ensor shakes hands with ICTV Director and President Oleksandr Bohutsky at the ICTV office in Kyiv.

Washington, D.C., June 10, 2014 — With a fellowship grant from Voice of America, a Ukrainian television correspondent will travel to Washington soon to work alongside staffers of VOA’s Ukrainian Service for several months and report about American life, views and values. The grant was Read more »

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