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Parazit: VOA Satire for Iran Gets TV Award

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Washington, D.C. —  The hit VOA Persian language television program that has delighted Iranians around the world with its irreverent humor, won a Bronze Medal Tuesday night at the New York Festival’s Best Television and Films award show in Las Vegas. Parazit, which has often […]

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Alhurra’s Egypt Coverage Honored in New York Festivals

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Springfield, Va.  — Alhurra Television’s video presentation highlighting the network’s coverage of the Egyptian Revolution was named a finalist in the New York Festivals® International Television and Films awards, in the category of Best Promotional Programs. “In 2-minutes, this presentation encapsulates Alhurra’s award-winning non-stop coverage […]

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VOA Program Examines New Somali Constitution

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Washington, D.C. — Voice of America begins a new weekly radio call-in show on April 15th, focusing on the draft constitution that will chart Somalia’s future. The program, which will air Sunday evenings in Somalia, features guest experts, Somali political and civic leaders, and the […]

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Russians, Americans Must Dispel Myths About Immigration, Officials Tell Journalists

MOSCOW – Russia and the United States need immigrants to sustain economic growth, but both countries face social and cultural challenges integrating new peoples into their societies, officials told journalists at a seminar on migration organized by the Moscow Higher School of Economics (HSE) and […]

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Alhurra Puts a Spotlight on Torture in Syria

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Springfield, Va. — Alhurra Television’s debut of Syria’s Torture Machine exposes the widespread and systematic use of torture by Syrian President al-Assad’s security forces. The hard-hitting documentary will be followed by a live discussion examining the use of torture by the Syrian regime and the calls […]

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VOA Provides US Election Coverage to Desh TV in Bangladesh

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Washington, D.C. — April 4, 2012 — Voice of America has begun supplying Desh TV, one of the most popular satellite channels in Bangladesh, with weekly video updates highlighting the latest developments from the U.S. presidential election. The fast-moving special feature, called “VOA 60,” wraps […]

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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

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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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