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Crisis in Japan: A TweetChat with VOA Correspondent Steve Herman

Twitter users around the world know Voice of America’s Steve Herman from his terse and sometimes poignant tweets from Japan describing the aftermath of the deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.  National Public Radio, WABC New York, the Columbia Journalism Review and a host of Read more »

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Musician And UN Goodwill Ambassador Named Afghan ‘Person Of The Year’

A popular Afghan musician known for drawing huge crowds across Afghanistan is Radio Azadi’s “Person of the Year.” Farhad Darya was recognized by RFE’s Afghan station for his exceptional dedication to promoting music and cultural tolerance throughout the country. “Farhad’s songs carry a powerful message Read more »

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Iranian Satire Stars Ring In Persian New Year On Radio Farda

As Nowruz celebrations begin in Iran, RFE’s Radio Farda will ring in the Persian New Year with the 200th episode of its popular satire show “Pas Farda” and live-streamed concerts by famous Iranian artists banned from performing inside the country. As a special treat, “Pas Read more »

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VOA Tibetan Service Celebrates 20th Anniversary of First Broadcast

The Voice of America’s Tibetan Service, which began with a 15 minute shortwave radio broadcast on March 25, 1991, is being hailed today as one of the most influential Tibetan language multi-media platforms in the world. Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, once noted that, Read more »

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VOA Marks Nowruz with Live Performance by Award-Winning Iranian Actress

Oscar nominated actress and Emmy award winner Shohreh Aghdashloo appeared on stage at Voice of America headquarters in Washington this past Sunday in a special televised performance of the play An Iranian in Heaven. The Farsi language performance was broadcast to Iran live by satellite Read more »

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Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez Connects with Women of Courage Awards via Live Marti Broadcast

Well-known Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez was one of 10 women to receive the 2011 International Women of Courage Award at an event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. Although the Cuban government would not allow Sanchez to travel to Read more »

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Grammy Winning Duo Mary Mary Appears on VOA

Three-time Grammy Award winning gospel music duo Mary Mary appeared on VOA’s Border Crossings Thursday, telling host Larry London they “smiled so hard they had headaches” after performing at the White House in February. Mary Mary, made up of sisters Erica and Tina Campbell, told Read more »

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VOA Using Facebook to Teach English!

The Voice of America continues to reach out to new audiences in innovative ways, and now VOA is using Facebook to teach English language lessons as part of its popular on-line learning program called The Classroom. Here’s how it works. Four times a day, the Read more »

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VOA Concerned about Journalist in Angola

The Voice of America is concerned about the one year jail sentence that has been handed down to one of our contract journalists in Angola, Mr. Armando Chicoca. Mr. Chicoca was sentenced on March 3, 2011 following a trial on libel and defamation charges stemming Read more »

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Kyrgyzstan President Tells VOA: Women

 Kyrgyzstan’s President, Roza Otunbayeva, who was presented an “International Women of Courage Award” at the State Department Tuesday, has told VOA that women in her country will have to fight for positions of power in ministries and industries, “like western women fight for each position.” Read more »

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