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VOA Reporter June Soh Wins Bronze Medal at New York Festivals Television and Film Awards

Voice of America reporter and videographer June Soh has won a Bronze Medal at the 2011 New York Festivals World’s Best Television & Films Award, one of the most respected competitions in the world, with entries from more than 35 countries. Soh, who was presented […]

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VOA’s Steve Herman Visits Site of Japan

VOA correspondent Steve Herman is back in the forefront of reporting the Japanese nuclear disaster story after he and another American journalist became the first to reach the grounds of the crippled Fukushima-1 power plant. Herman, traveling with a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, […]

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VOA Launches "Journalism in the Crosshairs," with Reporter Fatima Tlisova

Award-winning investigative journalist Fatima Tlisova, who writes extensively about Russia, Islam and the Caucusus, has teamed up with Voice of America on a multi-media project aimed at telling the difficult stories that reporters are often punished for pursuing. More than a blog, the Russian language […]

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April Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Thursday, April 14 at the headquarters of Radio Free Asia in Washington, D.C. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. and will be webcast, both live and on-demand, at www.bbg.gov. The Board will hear […]

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Radio Martí and RFE’s Radio Svaboda Collaborate

Radio Martí and RFE’s Belarusian Service, Radio Svaboda, collaborated for the first time to create a radio bridge between the Belarusian and Cuban people. Well-known Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez and Belarusian democracy activist Nasta Palanshanka talked about their experiences and current events in their respective […]

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RFE Contributor Committed To Psychiatric Facility By Turkmen Authorities

Turkmen authorities have confined an RFE contributor to a psychiatric hospital after he criticized a local government official for corruption in an interview with RFE’s Turkmen Service, Radio Azatlyk. Amangelen Shapudakov, 80, was summoned to local police headquarters in his home district of Magtymguly in […]

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Just Say It! VOA Portuguese Call-in show Debuts in Angola

Social issues, health, politics, unemployment, just about any subject will be debated in a new weekly Voice of America call-in program called Angola, Fala Só. The half-hour Portuguese language show, which roughly translates to “just say it” in English, was inspired by a popular expression […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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