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VOA Program Buenos Dias America Marks 50th Anniversary

Washington, D.C., December 8, 2011 — “Buenos Dias America,” Voice of America’s popular Spanish language radio program, marks its 50th anniversary of broadcasting to Latin America Friday, with a tribute to the pioneers of the show and the historic events they covered, including the death […]

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International Broadcasters Call For Action Over Jamming

International broadcasters – Voice of America (VOA), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Deutsche Welle (DW), Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France (AEF) and Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) – have condemned the deliberate interference of satellite broadcasting signals to silence independent media and prevent free access to information. […]

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VOA’s “Beyond the Headlines” on Pakistan’s Express News

Washington, D.C., November 29, 2011 — ‘Beyond the Headlines,’ Voice of America’s Urdu language TV news magazine, will be aired on Pakistan’s Express News cable channel starting December 1st. The program, called ‘Khabron Se Aage’ in Urdu, had aired on Pakistan’s Geo Network until this […]

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RFE/RL Dedicates Monument To Jewish History At Prague Headquarters

Prague, Nov. 29, 2011 — Joined by leaders and members of the Prague Jewish community, U.S. embassy officials, and the Lord Mayor of Prague, RFE/RL President Steve Korn unveiled a monument Tuesday recognizing the historical significance of the Hagibor site on which RFE/RL’s broadcast headquarters […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Extensive Coverage of the Egyptian Elections

  (Springfield, Va., November 23, 2011) Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s team of correspondents are positioned throughout Egypt to provide extensive coverage of the first round of the Egyptian Parliamentary election. Coverage of the election started the week leading up to the election with reports from […]

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VOA Ends Croatian Broadcasts

Voice of America’s Croatian Service signs off for the last time Wednesday, after 19 years of broadcast history that began during the bloody breakup of the former Yugoslavia, and ends with Croatia’s emergence as a democratic member of the European community. VOA Director David Ensor […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the Moroccan Elections to Audiences Across the Middle East

Springfield, Va., Nov. 21, 2011 — Alhurra and Radio Sawa will provide extensive coverage of the Moroccan parliamentary elections on Friday, Nov. 25th. Alhurra’s live coverage will begin at 9 a.m. (all times Rabat time). Radio Sawa’s seven radio streams will expand their morning newscasts […]

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Visits to VOA Website Jump After Burma Eases Censorship

Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 2011 — Voice of America’s Burmese Service is reporting a sharp increase in direct visits to its popular webpage since Burma’s government lifted firewall restrictions in September. The new data show visits to the VOA site, both from within Burma and […]

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BBG Broadcasts Reach Record Audiences

Washington, D.C. — U.S. government funded international broadcasters reached an estimated 187 million people every week in 2011, an increase of 22 million from last year’s figure, according to new audience data being made public by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. “We are pleased that […]

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BBG Broadcasters Honored

Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 2011 — Alhurra won the People’s Choice Award for “Best Coverage of Democracy Uprisings” and Radio Farda host Farshid Manafi was named “International Radio Personality of the Year,” as the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) announced its global media excellence awards […]

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