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VOA Tibetan Service Celebrates 20th Anniversary of First Broadcast

The Voice of America’s Tibetan Service, which began with a 15 minute shortwave radio broadcast on March 25, 1991, is being hailed today as one of the most influential Tibetan language multi-media platforms in the world. Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, once noted that, Read more »

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VOA Marks Nowruz with Live Performance by Award-Winning Iranian Actress

Oscar nominated actress and Emmy award winner Shohreh Aghdashloo appeared on stage at Voice of America headquarters in Washington this past Sunday in a special televised performance of the play An Iranian in Heaven. The Farsi language performance was broadcast to Iran live by satellite Read more »

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Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez Connects with Women of Courage Awards via Live Marti Broadcast

Well-known Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez was one of 10 women to receive the 2011 International Women of Courage Award at an event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Although the Cuban government would not allow Sanchez to travel to Read more »

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Grammy Winning Duo Mary Mary Appears on VOA

Three-time Grammy Award winning gospel music duo Mary Mary appeared on VOA’s Border Crossings Thursday, telling host Larry London they “smiled so hard they had headaches” after performing at the White House in February. Mary Mary, made up of sisters Erica and Tina Campbell, told Read more »

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VOA Using Facebook to Teach English!

The Voice of America continues to reach out to new audiences in innovative ways, and now VOA is using Facebook to teach English language lessons as part of its popular on-line learning program called The Classroom. Here’s how it works. Four times a day, the Read more »

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VOA Concerned about Journalist in Angola

The Voice of America is concerned about the one year jail sentence that has been handed down to one of our contract journalists in Angola, Mr. Armando Chicoca. Mr. Chicoca was sentenced on March 3, 2011 following a trial on libel and defamation charges stemming Read more »

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Kyrgyzstan President Tells VOA: Women

 Kyrgyzstan’s President, Roza Otunbayeva, who was presented an “International Women of Courage Award” at the State Department Tuesday, has told VOA that women in her country will have to fight for positions of power in ministries and industries, “like western women fight for each position.” Read more »

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Alhurra’s Al Youm Turns Two

The Arabic-language television network Alhurra achieves a significant milestone on Tuesday, March 8, with the second anniversary of its acclaimed program, Al Youm (“Today” in Arabic). To mark the occasion, Al Youm will expand its broadcasts to include live reports from Libya, Jordan and Tunisia Read more »

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March Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Friday, March 11 at the headquarters of Radio and TV Martí in Miami, Florida. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. and will be webcast, both live and on-demand, at www.bbg.gov. The Board will Read more »

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RFE’s Websites Blocked In Kazakhstan As Presidential Campaign Begins

On the eve of Kazakhstan’s Presidential election campaign, RFE’s websites in the country continue to be blocked. All RFE websites, including its Kazakh, Russian and English language sites, have been inaccessible via connections through the country’s largest Internet service providers KazTelecom and Nursat since February Read more »

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