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Aung San Suu Kyi to Appear Weekly on VOA Burmese Call-In

Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will take part in a weekly VOA call-in show every Wednesday morning (Burmese time) to answer listeners’ questions on a broad range of political, social, and economic issues. “Aung San Suu Kyi has spent Read more »

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VOA’s Nigerian Town Hall Meeting

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, along with the wife of Nigeria’s vice-president and more than 3,000 others, took part in a Voice of America hosted town hall meeting Tuesday, aimed at finding ways to stop the preventable deaths of women and children. The Nigerian vice president’s Read more »

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U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Cites Progress in War Effort

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry tells VOA that NATO and Afghan forces have had a “degree of success in arresting Taliban momentum,” and in many parts of the country Taliban gains have been “halted and indeed reversed.” Ambassador Eikenberry told VOA’s “Ashna TV” that Read more »

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VOA Hosts ‘Town Hall’ Discussion on Southern Sudan Referendum

Several leading members of southern Sudan’s civil society gathered in Juba this week for a “town hall” style event organized by the Voice of America to discuss next month’s planned referendum on independence. Lilliane Riziq, director of the South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network, told the Read more »

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RFE Kazakh Journalists Win IWPR Awards for Outstanding Human Rights Reporting

Two RFE journalists covering Kazakhstan have been awarded major journalism prizes by the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) for their “outstanding coverage of human rights issues in Central Asia.” RFE’s Almaty-based Dilbegim Mavloniy earned the honor for her series of reports on Read more »

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BBG Renews Calls for Press Freedom

On the occasion of UN Human Rights Day 2010, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) renews its call for press freedom and freedom of information around the world. “Advancing press freedom is central to our mission, including our efforts to combat censorship online and on Read more »

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December Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Friday, December 17. The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. The BBG will hear a Middle East trip report, a report from the Board’s Budget and Strategy Committee, and a report from the Read more »

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RFE President Gedmin Meets Kazakh PM, Discusses Media Freedom

During a three-day trip to Kazakhstan to discuss media freedom, RFE President Jeffrey Gedmin met Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov, senior members of parliament, local journalists, and NGO leaders. In Astana, Gedmin and Massimov discussed the future of RFE’s local station, Radio Azattyq, including the Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Launches Weekly Q&A With Aung San Suu Kyi

Listeners of Radio Free Asia’s Burmese service will be able to engage Aung San Suu Kyi on topics of their choice in a weekly series on Friday evenings. “Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the People” invites RFA’s audience to submit questions on any topic, Read more »

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Journalists Flock to VOA’s HIV/AIDS Training in Democratic Republic of Congo

Journalists across the Democratic Republic of Congo are learning about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in a series of eight workshops organized by the Voice of America. “We are very happy with the VOA initiative and its contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS,” said Dr. Aime Mboyo, Read more »

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