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Information That Can Save Lives

A health worker volunteer marks a home with chalk to identify that it has been visited, as they distribute bars of soap and information about Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Source: AP

To ensure that audiences have all the facts about Ebola, VOA has also set up an Ebola microsite that provides clear answers to the most-asked questions: What is Ebola? How to avoid getting Ebola? What are the symptoms of Ebola? How is Ebola treated? The microsite also stresses the danger of misinformation, such as the false report of a vaccine for the disease.

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Something New for Russians

New VOA and RBC co-production, Cold War?

For the past two weeks, TV audiences in Russia have had a chance to see something exceedingly unusual on Russian airwaves: candid exchanges about U.S. and Russian policies, including criticism of the Putin government.  The exchanges took place on a new program called Cold War?, Read more »

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VOA Russian and Russian Affiliate Launch New Show about US-Russian Relations

New VOA and RBC co-production, Cold War?

WASHINGTON, D.C.— A groundbreaking TV show co-produced by Voice of America’s Russian Service and the Russian Business Channel premiered live Thursday in a primetime slot to audiences in Russia. Cold War? connects VOA hosts in Washington and New York with RBC’s Moscow-based host for a Read more »

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VOA Peerless in Coverage of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Twelve African heads of state granted Voice of America exclusive interviews during last week’s historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, underscoring VOA’s impact across the continent. Coming on the heels of the Young African Leaders Initiative, the summit capped two weeks of intense coverage in Read more »

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Voice of America Ends Greek Broadcasts

VOA Greek Service Chief Anna Morris in front of the White House.

WASHINGTON (August 11, 2014) — After 72 years on air, the Voice of America Greek Service — one of its longest-running language services — is signing off today for the last time, bidding adieu to loyal listeners in Greece, Cyprus, and beyond. VOA Director David Read more »

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VOA Partners with NRT TV in Iraqi Kurdistan

VOA Kurdish Service broadcaster Dakhil Elias hosts the weekly TV show Kurd Connection, now airing on NRT-TV in Iraqi Kurdistan

WASHINGTON — Voice of America’s Kurdish-language TV program is now airing on the regional NRT TV, one of the most popular channels in Iraqi Kurdistan. The VOA Kurdish Service’s first-ever TV affiliate, NRT TV, will broadcast its weekly program Kurd Connection on Sunday evenings, with a rebroadcast the following Read more »

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VOA Report Goes to the Land Where Terror Is Routine: Northern Nigeria

Teachers protesting against Boko Haram in Maiduguri, capital of the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno

WASHINGTON (August 6, 2014) — Voice of America brings the battle for power being waged in Nigeria to the mobile phones and desktops of the world with a special report, which chronicles the birth and growth of Boko Haram and its brutally violent tactics against Nigerian Read more »

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President of Somalia Tells VOA Somalis Support His Government, not al-Shabab

VOA’s Somali Chief Abdirahman Yabarow (left) greets President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

WASHINGTON (August 4, 2014) — The president of Somalia says his government is winning the battle against the Islamist militant group al-Shabab. In an interview at Voice of America headquarters in Washington, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud acknowledged that al-Shabab had stepped up its attacks in Read more »

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VOA Premieres AIDS Documentary at World AIDS Conference

graphic iwth silohuoette of person coming out of a doorway. The title, "Living in the Shadows" is below the door.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A stirring new VOA documentary, AIDS: Living in the Shadows, is making its world premiere today at 2100 UTC (5 p.m. EST) at the 20thInternational AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, with some help from the star power of Sir Elton John. The Read more »

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VOA Exclusive Interview with President Karzai

VOA's Ahmad Fawad Lami (right) interviews President Karzai on Monday, July 14 at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an exclusive interview with Voice of America, Afghan President Hamid Karzai made clear his displeasure with the deal recently brokered by Secretary of State Kerry in which the Afghan government agreed to an audit of all votes cast in the June Read more »

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