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Ebola Experts and Ebola Survivors Address VOA Town Hall

(left to right): VOA Director David Ensor, STA Host Shaka Ssali, Ambassador H.E. Bockari K. Stevens, Dr. Malonga Miatudila, Ebola survivors Dr. Rick Sacra and Ashoka Mukpo

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Voice of America’s weekly television show Straight Talk Africa was the forum Wednesday for a town hall meeting at VOA’s Washington headquarters on Ebola, hosted by Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali. A live studio audience and viewer participation via social media created Read more »

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New VOA Persian Shows Lighter Side of American Life

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Comedy is back in the weekly lineup of the Persian Service of the Voice of America. The host of the new half-hour talk show, created exclusively for VOA, is Iranian-American Max Amini, one of the most famous comedians of the Farsi-speaking world. Called Minutes with Read more »

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Democracy in Action: BBG Networks Bring Midterm Elections to the World

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WASHINGTON – As voters went to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4, the media networks within the Broadcasting Board of Governors showcased democracy in action and engaged global audiences with the democratic process. The Voice of America, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), Read more »

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VOA Journalist Wins Praise for Her Role in Ukraine Election Debates

Female host stands in front of live studio audience

WASHINGTON – “It is hard to find the words that would fully reflect the contribution made by Mrs. Gongadze in conducting the debates.” So said the Director General of Ukraine’s First National TV, Zurab Alasaniia. He and VOA’s Myroslava Gongadze co-moderated a series of nationally Read more »

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VOA Exclusive: North Korean Ultimatum to US: Stop the Pressure on Human Rights

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WASHINGTON- A high-ranking North Korean official has issued a warning to the United States: America’s continued pressure on the human rights situation in North Korea will lead Pyongyang to review its policy toward the United States. The warning came from North Korean deputy UN Ambassador Read more »

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New TV Show Brings ‘Facts, not Lies,’ to Russian Speakers

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WASHINGTON (October 14, 2014) – A new Russian-language TV news program that launched today will provide audiences in countries bordering Russia with a balanced alternative to the disinformation produced by Russian media outlets that is driving instability in the region. “Current Time,” or “Nastoyashchee Vremya” in Russian, Read more »

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VOA Journalist Will Be Front and Center at Ukraine’s Election Debates

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—VOA journalist and broadcaster Myroslava Gongadze has been selected to co-host a series of parliamentary election debates on one of Ukraine’s major networks, First National TV. Ukraine held early presidential elections in May, in the aftermath of the massive Euromaidan protests, and will hold Read more »

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Kerry Talks with VOA about Peace Prize Winners and Afghan Peace Prospects

Secy State John Kerry sits across from VOA reporter

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Terrific.” That’s what Secretary of State John Kerry said about the news that children’s rights advocates Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India have won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.Kerry spoke about the award during a one-on-one interview at the Read more »

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VOA Partners with Leading Radio Station in Haiti

VOA Partners in Haiti

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Voice of America will expand its broadcast footprint through a newly minted agreement with Radio Télé Caraibes, FM 94.5 and AM 1150, a market-leading radio station in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with coverage in selected cities across the country. “We are very pleased to be Read more »

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VOA Launches Kurd Connection

Two anchors sit at desk on the set of the new Kurdish news program

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Kurdish Service of Voice of America has launched an expanded live version of its Kurd Connection TV Program to Iraqi-Kurdistan. The Kurdish news and current events show has been expanded from 20 minutes to 50 minutes at the request of the VOA affiliate Read more »

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