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VOA on Assignment at the Nuclear Talks with Iran in Vienna

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As the final deadline approaches for a nuclear deal with Iran, VOA Persian is presenting a series of new programs discussing and analyzing the tough issues under negotiation. On Tuesday, June 30, VOA Persian Director Setareh Derakhshesh will host an one-hour TV Special from Vienna, Read more »

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Board to Meet, Examine Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at the headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague, Czech Republic, on July 1, 2015.  In addition to Board business, the Board will honor the 65th anniversary of RFE/RL and the 30th anniversary of Radio Read more »

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Radio Farda Wins Gold, Silver At New York Festivals

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WASHINGTON — RFE/RL’s Persian language service was lauded in New York this week as Radio Farda journalist Roya Karimi Majd’s special report “Tradition of the Blade” won a gold award, and Kambiz Hosseini’s weekly show “Five in the Afternoon” took home a silver award at Read more »

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RFE/RL Journalists Beaten By Police While Covering Armenia Protests

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YEREVAN, Armenia – In the morning hours of June 23, two RFE/RL Armenian Service correspondents were beaten by police while reporting on a standoff between protesters and police in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. Police roughed up at least 10 journalists, including several other members of the Read more »

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Radio Sawa Report Wins Silver at the New York Festivals

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(Springfield, Va.)–Radio Sawa’s report on the humanitarian crisis facing Syrian children was awarded the Silver Medal in the New York Festivals’ 2015 International Radio Program in the Human Interest category. For four years, the war in Syria has caused an unfathomable humanitarian crisis and the Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Series on China Nuclear Risks Wins at New York Festivals

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) last night won a bronze medal at the New York Festivals’ 2015 International Radio Program Awards for its Cantonese Service’s investigative series on China’s nuclear energy risks. Titled, “A Citizenry Left in the Dark: China’s Nuclear Power Industry,” the Read more »

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VOA Tibetan Offers Millions of Viewers Rare Glimpse of Dalai Lama’s ‘Long Life Ceremony’

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WASHINGTON D.C., June 22, 2015 – VOA’s Tibetan Service marked the occasion of the Dalai Lama’s upcoming 80th birthday with a historic four-hour live TV program covering the special celebration in his honor in Dharamsala, India. It was the first time since the Chinese takeover in Read more »

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VOA Tibetan is marking the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday

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WASHINGTON – On July 6, 2015, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is turning 80 years old. VOA’s Tibetan Service is marking the occasion with a 4-hour live TV program covering the special celebration in His honor that will take place in Dharamsala, Read more »

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VOA and Newseum Host Discussion about Police, Cameras and the Constitution

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WASHINGTON D.C., June 18, 2015 — Voice of America, in partnership with the Newseum, hosted a panel discussion Wednesday examining how new electronic devices are affecting the relationship between police and the American public. Titled “In the Public Eye: Police, Cameras and the Constitution,” the discussion took place Read more »

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“I’m an avid listener of VOA,” says new Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is interviewed by VOA’s Aliyu Mustapha, June 12 in Abuja, Nigeria.

“My daily life starts at 6am by dedicating 30 minutes to listening to VOA,” President Buhari told VOA Hausa reporter Aliyu Mustapha at the presidential villa in Abuja. President Buhari chose VOA for his very first one-on-one interview, after his inauguration, to an international broadcaster.  “I am an avid listener Read more »

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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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