Category Archives: Press Release

Girls’ Education is Focus of VOA-USAID Program

Nigerian girls are not enrolled in school due to poverty, early marriage, crowded classrooms, culture and poor infrastructure, said experts, government and religious leaders who spoke on “Girls’ Education” Thursday at a packed Town Hall meeting of about 3,000 people in the northern Nigerian city Read more »

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VOA Show to Iran Surges in Popularity, Creators Invited on

The creators of a Voice of America TV program broadcast to Iran called “Parazit,” which has drawn comparisons to “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” are to appear on Stewart’s Comedy Central show Thursday to discuss their program’s satirical look at Iranian politics and politicians. Read more »

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World Leaders Speak Out for Imprisoned Belarusian Protesters

Former Czech President Vaclav Havel, former U.S. President George W. Bush, U.S. Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), and dozens of international leaders have taken to RFE’s airwaves in Belarus to call attention to the plight of hundreds of Belarusian activists jailed in the wake of the Read more »

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Alhurra Launches The Best of Al Youm

Building on the success of Alhurra’s flagship primetime show Al Youm, the network is expanding its programming to include a weekly special, The Best of Al Youm. Each week, The Best of Al Youm will showcase the preeminent reports that aired on Al Youm, highlighting Read more »

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RFE Marks Successful First Year of Broadcasts to Pakistan

This week, RFE’s Radio Mashaal marks the first anniversary of the launch of its Pashto-language broadcasts in Pakistan’s Pashtun heartland. “Our listeners are desperate for reliable news,” says Radio Mashaal Director Amanullah Ghilzai. “Last month, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called Pakistan ‘the world’s Read more »

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RFE/RL President Jeffrey Gedmin to Depart

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has accepted, with regret, the resignation of Jeffrey Gedmin, who has served for four years as president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Gedmin announced his plans to depart RFE/RL at the end of February 2011. The BBG, which Read more »

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Board Continues Strategic Review

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the Agency that oversees U.S. international broadcasting, continues its strategic review with the first in a series of regional assessments. This month’s regional review will focus on Africa and will engage internal and external experts in discussions to be Read more »

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U.S. International Broadcasting Provides Comprehensive Coverage of Historic Sudan Referendum

The U.S. International broadcasting networks of the Voice of America (VOA), Alhurra TV, Radio Sawa, and Afia Darfur, will provide extensive coverage in English and Arabic, of the historic independence referendum that begins Jan. 9 in southern Sudan.  The referendum will give residents from southern Read more »

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Cuban Blogger Tells VOA Alternative Information Networks are Growing in Cuba

Well-known Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez tells Voice of America she hopes the growth of information networks in Cuba will lead to an end of the state’s information monopoly in 2011. In an interview with VOA’s Spanish Service, Sanchez said “the Cuban blogosphere had a gradual Read more »

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Broadcasting Board of Governors

Barry Zorthian, a veteran U.S. diplomat, media advisor during the Vietnam War, Time Inc. executive, and former Voice of America (VOA) Program Manager, died on December 30 at the age of 90.  The Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. international broadcasting including VOA, Read more »

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