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VOA’s “TV Ashna” to Stay on the air in Afghanistan

Voice of America’s popular nightly news program “TV Ashna” will stay on the air in Afghanistan for another five years under the terms of a new contract signed this week by VOA and Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA), the government broadcasting organization. VOA Director Designate David Read more »

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VOA Georgian Service Marks 60th Anniversary

Voice of America’s Georgian Service, which first went on the air May 26, 1951, is being hailed for the role it has played in helping bring democracy to the former Soviet republic. In a message marking the 60th anniversary of the service’s creation, Georgia’s Ambassador Read more »

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REMINDER: Public Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Public Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors June 3, 9AM, BBG Headquarters You are invited to join the Broadcasting Board of Governors for its first ever public meeting on Friday, June 3, 2011 in Washington, D.C.  About a year into their appointments, Governors will Read more »

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VOA’s Parazit Breaks News of Eased Travel Restrictions for Iran Students

State Department spokesman Alan Eyre said Friday on Voice of America’s Farsi language TV program Parazit, the United States is easing travel restrictions for Iranian students and will now issue multiple entry visas. The State Department’s new Farsi language spokesman said, “I have the pleasure Read more »

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Rape Crisis in Congo Spotlighted on New VOA – CitizenGlobal Website

The haunting personal stories of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo are now part of a growing online conversation hosted by Voice of America and CitizenGlobal, an innovative multimedia crowdsourcing platform. Since late 2010 when survivors and rights groups began describing cases of mass Read more »

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Diane Zeleny Named Director of Communications and External Relations of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

  Diane Zeleny, Director of Communications at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, has been named Director of Communications and External Relations of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Zeleny will act as the Board’s primary strategist on communications and outreach activities, and as the Board’s chief Read more »

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New VOA Health Program Tackles HIV/AIDS Issue in Congo

Voice of America’s new French language program “Your Health–Your Future” (Votre Sante–Votre Avenir) goes on the air Saturday, with a dynamic and focused look at the impact HIV/AIDS is having in the Democratic Republic of Congo — and the practical steps needed to ease the Read more »

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BBG Invitation: Public Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The public is invited to join the Broadcasting Board of Governors for its first ever public meeting on Friday, June 3, 2011 in Washington, D.C.  The Board will provide an update on its strategic review and activities since June 2010, announce the Burke Award winners Read more »

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Host of Hit VOA Show Parazit Tells Senate Panel: People in Iran Want Basic Rights

Kambiz Hosseini, host of Voice of America’s popular Farsi language TV program, Parazit, told a U.S. Senate panel Wednesday, “Despite government pressure to limit freedom in Iran, my generation is sending a clear message to the Islamic republic: we want our basic rights as human Read more »

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Czechs and Slovaks Celebrate RFE Legacy

At celebrations marking this month’s 60th anniversary of RFE’s first broadcasts to communist Czechoslovakia, key personalities from Czech and Slovak politics and culture praised RFE’s role in toppling communism in Central and Eastern Europe. “RFE tore down the information barrier erected by the communist regime,” Read more »

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