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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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Alhurra’s Al Youm Turns Two

The Arabic-language television network Alhurra achieves a significant milestone on Tuesday, March 8, with the second anniversary of its acclaimed program, Al Youm (“Today” in Arabic). To mark the occasion, Al Youm will expand its broadcasts to include live reports from Libya, Jordan and Tunisia Read more »

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March Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Friday, March 11 at the headquarters of Radio and TV Martí in Miami, Florida. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. and will be webcast, both live and on-demand, at www.bbg.gov. The Board will Read more »

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RFE’s Websites Blocked In Kazakhstan As Presidential Campaign Begins

On the eve of Kazakhstan’s Presidential election campaign, RFE’s websites in the country continue to be blocked. All RFE websites, including its Kazakh, Russian and English language sites, have been inaccessible via connections through the country’s largest Internet service providers KazTelecom and Nursat since February Read more »

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VOA Hosts Election Debate for Prime Minister of Exiled Tibetan Government

The Voice of America’s Tibetan Service will host an unusual televised debate from the Newseum in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, March 1, featuring three candidates vying to become Prime Minister (Kalon Tripa) of the exiled Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamsala, India. The first of Read more »

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VOA Launches Internet-Based English Learning Program for Russian Speakers

Voice of America has a new on-line destination for Russian speakers who want to learn English. The Russian edition of VOA’s popular goEnglish.me language learning program is now on-line and it is loaded with useful tools that makes learning English fun, and easy. The program Read more »

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Alhurra Broadcasts Jammed on Popular Satellite

Alhurra Television’s broadcasts of the historic events in Libya have been jammed on the Nilesat satellite  system since Feb. 23. The Nilesat system, one of the most popular  satellite systems in the region, also carries Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The radio signals on Nilesat Read more »

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Martís Redesigned Website: www.martinoticias.com,

Radio and TV Martí has debuted its redesigned website, www.martinoticias.com, with an improved text-only platform that provides mobile-friendly access to the Martís’ extensive news and information content. The text-only version of martinoticias.com will also decrease page-load time for Cuba’s Internet audience, which has limited access Read more »

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Iran Claims Credit for Cyber Attack on VOA

Note: This press release is updated to include reports of the Iranian Cyber Army taking responsibility for the hacking and news of an attack on the RFE telephone system. The Iranian Cyber Army has taken credit for a cyber attack on the Voice of America, Read more »

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