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VOA Websites Get New Design

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Washington, D.C. —  Voice of America is giving its websites a new look and additional features, and saving some money in the process. The new layout makes navigation easier for the user, moves more content to the top of the page, provides bigger images, and […]

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BBG Board Welcomes Tara Sonenshine’s Confirmation as Under Secretary of State

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In the wake of Senate confirmation on Thursday evening, Tara D. Sonenshine  can soon begin serving as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, which includes representing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). “Tara brings […]

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VOA, RFA to Cover Elections in Burma

Burmese opposition leader and political candidate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Washington, D.C. – As Burmese voters go to the polls on April 1, the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) will provide wall-to-wall coverage of a society that until recently has lacked electoral freedom. “In a place where approximately one in four […]

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BBG, Gallup Partner on Research

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup today detailed the ways in which their new partnership is helping the BBG inform, engage and connect with people worldwide in order to better serve their needs and support U.S. foreign policy and national security […]

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VOA’s ‘OMG! Meiyu’ Hits iTunes Store

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Washington, D.C. — OMG! Meiyu, Voice of America’s trendy Chinese-English video blog, is attracting new fans at the iTunes store, where Jessica Beinecke’s popular teaching segments are now available for free as podcasts. Millions of people in China and elsewhere have come to love Jessica’s […]

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Gallup Joins BBG to Examine Media Freedom

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Join the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup as they discuss how the world’s populations perceive media freedom within their countries. They will also share data on citizens’ confidence in their media. A central part of the BBG’s statutory mandate is to support freedom […]

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Sec. Clinton Salutes Radio Sawa on its 10th Anniversary

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Springfield, Va. — Today, Radio Sawa marks its 10th anniversary of broadcasting to millions of listeners across the Middle East. Since its launch in 2002, Radio Sawa’s innovative style of mixing accurate and objective news with popular music has gained the appreciation of its Arab […]

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Alhurra Interviews George Clooney Outside the Sudanese Embassy

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Prior to his arrest outside the Sudanese Embassy, actor and activist George Clooney spoke to Alhurra’s Khaled Khairy about his stand against the Sudanese government. In the brief interview, Clooney stated that the Sudanese government should allow humanitarian aid into that country. He went on […]

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Iranian Music Icons Headline VOA Nowruz TV Special

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Washington, D.C. — Some of the biggest stars from the Persian music scene, including legendary pop singer Sattar, King Raam, and the band Kiosk, highlight a Nowruz TV special airing on the Voice of America Monday, as Persian speakers around the world celebrate their New […]

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Alhurra Interviews Moroccan Foreign Minister

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Alhurra’s White House Correspondent Hisham Bourar, left, interviewed the Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad-Eddine Al-Othmani when he was in Washington, D.C., to meet with Sec. Clinton. During the in-depth interview, Othmani explained the reasons behind the failure to reach a breakthrough during the U.N.-mediated negotiations between […]

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