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VOA Reporter Sings at Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —At the invitation of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, a VOA journalist performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony today in Oslo. Sardar Ali, besides being a member of VOA’s Deewa Service, which broadcasts in Pashto to the rugged border region shared by Pakistan Read more »

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BBG Partners With Ghana Tech Incubator

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has partnered with Hub Accra, a Ghana-based tech incubator, to develop mobile solutions to promote civic engagement in West Africa. The partnership will create fellowships to provide local members of the tech and entrepreneurial communities with practical experience designing and Read more »

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RFA Unveils e-Book on Asian Women Fighting for Human Rights

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WASHINGTON – Ahead of Human Rights Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) today unveiled an e-book profiling the lives, work, and sacrifice of women from Asian countries and regions under authoritarian rule taking up the fight for human rights on their families’ and communities’ behalf. ‘It’s Read more »

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BBG Board Denounces Arrest of Khadija Ismayilova

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  WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today condemned the arrest and detention in Baku of prominent Azerbaijani investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova and called for her speedy release. She has been sentenced to two months of pre-trial detention, and if convicted could serve three Read more »

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Prominent Azerbaijani Journalist Sent To Two-Month Pretrial Detention

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BAKU — A court in Baku has ordered that an investigative journalist with RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service, Khadija Ismayilova, be held in pretrial detention for two months. Ismayilova was summoned to appear in the Sabail District court in Baku court on December 5 over a case in Read more »

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Cairo Comes to Life on Alhurra TV

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Alhurra Television goes to the heart of Cairo through its new series Our Neighborhood. Each week, Our Neighborhood takes an in-depth look at the communities that encapsulate this vibrant and eclectic city, which is home to more than 18 million people. The series launches Saturday, Read more »

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BBC and VOA Join Forces To Fight Ebola

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —The BBC World Service and Voice of America (VOA) have entered into a ground-breaking partnership to pool resources and content about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, so as many people as possible receive factual information about the disease. The broadcasters are sharing Read more »

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VOA Launches New FM Radio Stream To Help Fight Ebola

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Voice of America is expanding its coverage in West Africa, with a focus on news and information related to Ebola. Today it began broadcasting a new 24/7 FM radio programming stream, in English, on stations in Monrovia, Liberia (94.1 FM) and Freetown, Sierra Read more »

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Ebola Experts and Ebola Survivors Address VOA Town Hall

(left to right): VOA Director David Ensor, STA Host Shaka Ssali, Ambassador H.E. Bockari K. Stevens, Dr. Malonga Miatudila, Ebola survivors Dr. Rick Sacra and Ashoka Mukpo

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Voice of America’s weekly television show Straight Talk Africa was the forum Wednesday for a town hall meeting at VOA’s Washington headquarters on Ebola, hosted by Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali. A live studio audience and viewer participation via social media created Read more »

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Azerbaijan Bars Journalist from Testifying on Corruption

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U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) urged Azerbaijan to respect the work of independent journalists in remarks made on Capitol Hill yesterday. Senator Cardin, who is co-chair of the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, presided at a hearing on “Combating Corruption in the Read more »

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