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VOA Reporter Killed In Pakistan

Washington, D.C. — Voice of America condemns the killing of one of its reporters in Northwest Pakistan’s lawless tribal region today and urges local authorities to do more to protect journalists. Mukarram Khan Aatif, a reporter for VOA’s Deewa Radio, was taking part in evening […]

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VOA Expands Broadcasts to Iran

Washington, D.C., — Iranians will soon have more television news options. VOA’s Persian Service rolls out a dynamic new TV lineup starting Monday January 16th, with new programs that deliver the day’s vital news, examine crucial social issues in Iran, and bring the audience the […]

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BBG Condemns Signal Interference as Rights Threat

Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) condemned the purposeful interference with broadcast transmissions to Iran as a threat to human rights and cited new evidence that jamming signals are now emanating from Syria. “Recent interference with the Eutelsat satellite originates from near […]

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Cubans Respond with Enthusiasm to Marti Listener Contest

Miami, Fl., Jan. 12, 2012 – More than 2,600 Cubans contacted Radio Martí for a chance to win one of six mopeds in a listener contest sponsored by the station. The contest, which ran from Dec. 19 to Jan. 5, raffled off six mopeds donated […]

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VOA’s Deewa Radio Goes on Satellite TV to Pakistan

Washington, D.C., January 9, 2012 — At 10 PM Peshawar time, a new television program went on the air. Deewa Radio, Voice of America’s popular Pashto language news service to the volatile border region of Northwest Pakistan, is now being broadcast on direct to home […]

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RFA Covers the Latest Tibetan Self-immolation Protest

Washington, D.C. — Hundreds of angry Tibetans forced Chinese authorities on Sunday to return the body of a monk who self-immolated, parading the corpse in the streets in China’s western Qinghai province, witnesses told Radio Free Asia (RFA). Sopa, a respected 42-year-old monk, set himself […]

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VOA Marks 70th Year of US Broadcasts to China

The Voice of America is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the first U.S. radio broadcasts to China, which began the 28th of December 1941, just weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of World War Two. Voice of America was still […]

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Gen. Dempsey Addresses Iraq, Iran and Syria in an Interview on Alhurra Television

  For Release:  Dec. 19, 2011 During an interview with Alhurra Television, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey discussed the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq, the influence of Iran in the region and response to Syria. The following are excerpts […]

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VOA’s ‘OMG! Meiyu’ on Location in Beijing with Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas

Washington, D.C. — December 20, 2011 — Jessica Beinecke, the host of VOA’s hit Chinese language video blog, OMG! Meiyu, was on location in Beijing this week, where she enlisted the help of internationally known entertainer Will.i.am, the Black Eyed Peas producer and frontman. Jessica, […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Honors the Late Vaclav Havel

Washington, DC, December 19, 2011 — The Broadcasting Board of Governors honored the life of the playwright, activist and former Czech President Vaclav Havel with the following statement. “Vaclav Havel was a pivotal force for freedom for his people as well as for others who […]

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