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VOA Statement on Beating of its Reporter in Angola

Voice of America deplores an assault against one of its journalists in Angola on Saturday, September 3, which took place as he tried to cover a pro-democracy rally in the capital city Luanda. While uniformed police looked on, local reporter Alexandre Neto was beaten and […]

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VOA’s “OMG Meiyu” is a Sensation in China

The 24-year-old host of “OMG Meiyu,” a trendy, cross cultural English teaching feature produced by Voice of America’s Mandarin Service, has become an overnight sensation in China, where viewers are flocking to social media sites to see her idiomatic lesson called “Yucky Gunk.” More than […]

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RFE/RL Azerbaijani Correspondent Abducted, Expelled to Iran

A freelance correspondent for RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service, Radio Azadliq, is back in Baku after being abducted and forcibly expelled to the Iranian border by unidentified men in the Azerbaijani exclave of Naxcivan. Yafez Hasanov had been in the Julfa district to investigate the death of […]

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Alhurra’s Al Youm Celebrates Eid

Alhurra’s primetime magazine program Al Youm celebrates Eid live from Cairo’s Tivoli Dome today. Al Youm’s Egyptian fans can come out to watch the live show co-hosted by Engy Anwar and Amr Khalil. The broadcast will feature a performance by Egyptian singer Ramy Sabry who will […]

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VOA Statement about Warning to Journalists in Cambodia

The Voice of America is concerned about a legal warning issued in connection with VOA coverage of the U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia that has been investigating atrocities committed by the former Khmer Rouge regime. On August 31, the Co-Investigating Judges at the U.N.-backed Cambodian tribunal […]

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RFE Correspondent Acquitted In Kazakh Libel Case

Alima Abdirova, a correspondent for RFE’s Kazakh Service, Radio Azattyk, has been acquitted of libel. Abdirova was sued by the former director of a special-needs boarding school in the northwest city of Aqtobe after she alleged in a May report that children there were being […]

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TV Martí Interviews Pablo Milanés

In a first for TV Martí and an uncommon U.S. appearance, Pablo Milanés, a pillar of Cuban music for almost 50 years, spoke freely about his music, the bonds that exist between Cubans on and off the island, and his dissatisfaction with the Cuban government. […]

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Kazakhstan Tries RFE Correspondent In Libel Case

A verdict is due Wednesday in the trial of a correspondent for RFE’s Kazakh Service, Radio Azattyq, on charges of libel that carry the potential of hefty fines and a sentence of up to three years in prison. Alima Abdirova, who was denied a lawyer […]

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VOA Social Media Project Asks: What

As Americans look back at how their lives have changed in the 10 years since 9/11, the Voice of America is inviting people from around the world to share the events that have most shaped their own lives. The project, called “What’s Your 9/11,” uses […]

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VOA Somali Service Available on Mobile Phones in Great Britain

Voice of America’s Somali Service, which has been providing extensive coverage of the devastating drought in Africa, is now being offered to mobile phone users throughout Great Britain. (See Mobile Media Toolkit’s review of VOA’s new service, our related release on mobile broadcasts to Liberia) […]

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  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


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