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New Research Findings on Turkey Reveal Kurdish Media Habits

People use mobile devices to record as riot police use a water cannon to disperse protesters during a rally against a bill which would, among other things, allow Turkey's authorities to block web pages for privacy violations without a prior court decision, in Istanbul, Turkey, late Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Police in Istanbul have clashed with hundreds of protesters denouncing a new law that increases government controls over the Internet. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

WASHINGTON (July 29, 2014) — Kurdish media habits are similar to that of the national population of Turkey, according to media research data released today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Amidst reduced press freedoms, younger people across Turkey are looking toward the Internet and Read more »

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VOA Premieres AIDS Documentary at World AIDS Conference

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A stirring new VOA documentary, AIDS: Living in the Shadows, is making its world premiere today at 2100 UTC (5 p.m. EST) at the 20thInternational AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, with some help from the star power of Sir Elton John. The Read more »

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Radio Sawa Makes its Mark on Mauritania

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Just three weeks following the launch of Radio Sawa in Mauritania the localized stream is proving to be a big hit in the North African country. Listeners are tuning in and participating on Radio Sawa’s on-air programs. The network was launched on June 25, 2014, Read more »

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VOA Exclusive Interview with President Karzai

VOA's Ahmad Fawad Lami (right) interviews President Karzai on Monday, July 14 at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an exclusive interview with Voice of America, Afghan President Hamid Karzai made clear his displeasure with the deal recently brokered by Secretary of State Kerry in which the Afghan government agreed to an audit of all votes cast in the June Read more »

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Citizen Journalists Attacked, Martí Programming Seized in Cuba

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MIAMI- Cuban authorities have violently arrested several citizen journalists and confiscated their recording equipment along with DVDs containing Television Martí programming.  Five reporters who frequently contribute to Martí Noticias were assaulted during a July 4th crackdown. The following day, dozens of additional disks containing TV Read more »

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Radio Sawa Mobile App Launches to Engage Arab Youth

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(Springfield, Va.) — Radio Sawa is giving fans access, anywhere and at any time, to the most popular radio network in the Middle East through the launch of the new Radio Sawa app. Owners of iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets will have instant Read more »

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Haitian President Appears on VOA Creole Programs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —In his second interview with Voice of America in four months, Haitian President Michel Martelly told VOA Creole on Wednesday that he supports the gradual departure of the UN Stabilization Mission in his country, which has been stationed in Haiti since 2004.President Martelly Read more »

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Radio Sawa Launches FM Broadcast in Mauritania

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(Springfield, Va.)— Today Mauritanians woke up to a new voice on their FM dials. Radio Sawa launched its Mauritania stream bringing objective and relevant news and information along with a compelling mix of popular Arabic, African and Western music to the people of Mauritania. “This Read more »

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Radio Sawa Wins Gold in the New York Festivals

Mohamed Attia Saad, Supervisor Shift Editor, andMoemen Metwally, Radio Sawa Broadcaster (r) at the New York Festivals

(Springfield, Va.) — As security forces confronted supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Radio Sawa covered the deadly clashes which occurred in Egypt and led to the ousting of President Morsi on July 3, 2013.  Radio Sawa’s coverage of the clashes between Morsi’s supporters and Read more »

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RFA Wins at New York Festivals Radio Awards

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) last night won a bronze medal in the category of Best Human Interest Story at the 2014 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards for RFA’s Cantonese Service exposé on Chinese “birth tourism,” “Born in the USA: Instant Citizenship Read more »

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