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VOA Creole Marks 30 Years On the Air

VOA Creole journalist Jacquelin Belizaire (R) with then Haitian President Michel Martelly in 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Creole Service of the Voice of America is celebrating its 30th anniversary. From its first five-minute news feed with one broadcaster to its current Radio-on-TV programming, VOA Creole has been one of the most reliable and authoritative sources of news in Haiti. More Read more »

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VOA Condemns Attack on Kabul Journalists

A cameraman films a news anchor at Tolo News studio in Kabul Afghanistan, October 18, 2015.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Voice of America condemns the suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, January 20 that killed seven journalists and wounded 26 others who worked for Tolo TV and its parent company, Moby Group. “Voice of America champions media freedom around the world,” Read more »

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VOA Kurdish Launches New TV Program

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WASHINGTON D.C., January 20, 2016 – On Wednesday, January 20th, the Voice of America’s Kurdish Service launched Kurdvizyon (Kurd Vision), a new 30-minute television news program, via its Kurdish affiliate, Ozgur Gun TV, in Dayirbakir, Turkey. Kurdvizyon provides the latest news on ISIS, Iraq and Turkey, and covers critical Read more »

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BBG, VOA Honor Freelance Journalist Killed in Yemen

Freelance Yemeni journalist Almigdad Mojalli

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors expressed shock and sadness Sunday after freelance journalist Almigdad Mojalli, on assignment for the Voice of America, was killed in an air raid in Yemen. “Almigdad Mojalli was a committed and talented journalist who made the ultimate sacrifice Read more »

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VOA Hausa Service Journalist Receives Burke Award

Reporter with a VOA mic interviews a man in traditional Nigerian dress

WASHINGTON D.C., December 16, 2015 – Voice of America reporter Ibrahim Ahmed is among the recipients of the 2015 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award, announced December 16 in Washington. The awards honor the courage, integrity and professionalism of individuals in reporting the news on U.S. government international media. Ahmed, Read more »

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New Amharic Youth Program Debuts on VOA

Hosts of Gabina VOA, a new Amharic-language infotainment youth radio show for the Horn of Africa region.

WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Monday, December 7, the Voice of America will launch Gabina VOA, a new Amharic-language infotainment youth radio show for the Horn of Africa region. During the first broadcast, hosts Henok Fente and Mestawet Aragaw will profile two young entrepreneurs who founded an Ethiopian e-commerce startup; Read more »

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New VOA Radio Program For Somali Youth

VOA Somali Youth Radio Program Launch

WASHINGTON D.C., December 1, 2015 – Voice of America is giving young Somali listeners a new platform for exploring social issues and getting the latest news along with music and technology features. The 30-minute daily radio program Dhalinyarada Maanta ["Today's Youth"] debuted with hosts Falastin A. Read more »

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Haitian Journalists Complete Social Media Workshop at VOA

Haitian Journalists with Creole Service Chief Ronald Cesar, Latin America Division Director Yolanda Lopez, and Deputy IBB Director Jeffrey Trimble

WASHINGTON D.C., November 10, 2015 – Last Friday, ten journalists from Haiti received certificates from the Voice of America for their completion of a workshop on “Journalism and Social Media in the Context of Elections.” The workshop was arranged by VOA’s Creole Service and sponsored by Read more »

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Voice of America and the Newseum Institute Host Joint Forum: ISIS and the Digital War

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Islamic State group has mastered the use of social media to promote its cause like no other extremist organization, experts said Wednesday in Washington. The panel discussed the Islamic State group’s adept use of social media and propaganda to recruit members worldwide in Read more »

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VOA Story Cited in Special UN Human Rights Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – One of two Voice of America exclusive stories by reporter Eun Jung Cho covering abusive practices against North Korean workers in Qatar was cited in a special United Nations human rights report, and focuses fresh attention on North Korea’s mistreatment of its civilian workforce. 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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