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New Amharic Youth Program Debuts on VOA

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Monday, December 7, the Voice of America will launch Gabina VOA, a new Amharic-language infotainment youth radio show for the Horn of Africa region. During the first broadcast, hosts Henok Fente and Mestawet Aragaw will profile two young entrepreneurs who founded an Ethiopian e-commerce startup; […]

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One Year On, Imprisoned Azeri Journalist Remains Defiant, Inspires New Work

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(WASHINGTON — December 4, 2015)  On December 5, prominent journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark her first year in prison on charges that are widely regarded as retribution by Azeri authorities for her reporting exposing corruption among the country’s leadership. RFE/RL has announced that it will launch […]

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Joint Statement by DG7 on Critical Role of Freedom of Information

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A group of the world’s leading international broadcasters say that freedom of information and access to fact-based, verifiable journalism is critical to peace. The statement, issued on behalf of the representatives of Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) [Australia], British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [United Kingdom], the Broadcasting […]

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New VOA Radio Program For Somali Youth

VOA Somali Youth Radio Program Launch

WASHINGTON D.C., December 1, 2015 — Voice of America is giving young Somali listeners a new platform for exploring social issues and getting the latest news along with music and technology features. The 30-minute daily radio program Dhalinyarada Maanta [“Today’s Youth”] debuted with hosts Falastin A. […]

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Alhurra-Iraq’s From Erbil Opens an Eye on Kurdistan

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(Springfield, Va.) Alhurra-Iraq announces the launch of a new program From Erbil, which reports from the streets of Kurdistan and focuses on the plurality of Iraq, discussing topics that are important to all Iraqis. It sheds light on issues that affect people living in the […]

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Radio Sawa Brings Back Morning Papers To Iraq

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(Springfield, Va.)–Radio Sawa launched Morning Papers on its Iraq stream to millions of listeners across the country. The 90-minute magazine program, which originally aired on Radio Free Iraq (RFI), focuses on the political, social or cultural issues impacting Iraqis. Morning Papers airs Sunday-Thursday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. (Baghdad […]

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BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee to Target Smart Reform of U.S. International Media

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WASHINGTON – Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Jeff Shell, Governor Ken Weinstein and CEO and Director John Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) on November 17 to discuss the importance of United States international media and options for reform. SFRC Chairman Bob Corker, […]

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Light Among Us Tells Stories of Hope on Alhurra-Iraq

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(Springfield, Va.) Alhurra-Iraq takes its viewers on a journey of hope through its new series, Light Among Us. The series presents engaging human interest stories from the heart of Iraq. It reflects a message of optimism by highlighting the work of Iraqis who are trying to make a […]

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U.S. International Media Attracts Record Audience of 226 Million

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[Ed Note: This version of the press release contains a clarification on how audiences in China access RFA and VOA content.] WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today released its annual impact numbers, including an unprecedented weekly measured audience of 226 million.  The increase […]

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Haitian Journalists Complete Social Media Workshop at VOA

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WASHINGTON D.C., November 10, 2015 — Last Friday, ten journalists from Haiti received certificates from the Voice of America for their completion of a workshop on “Journalism and Social Media in the Context of Elections.” The workshop was arranged by VOA’s Creole Service and sponsored by […]

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  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


    1 year 5 months 1 days

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