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Voice of America Journalist Arrested and Beaten in Angola

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A Voice of America reporter was arrested and beaten by police in Angola while on assignment Tuesday, May 24. “I am outraged that VOA’s journalist in Luanda was so viciously attacked simply for doing his job,” VOA Director Amanda Bennett said. “Intimidation of VOA reporters […]

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Voice of America Journalists Beaten in Pakistan and Iraq

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“I am appalled that these VOA journalists, who were only doing their job of reporting accurate information, were beaten and harassed by security forces,” VOA Director Amanda Bennett said. “Intimidation only generates an opposite effect. VOA will not be deterred in its efforts to seek out and share the truth.”

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VOA Kinyarwanda Programming Available on Mobile in Rwanda

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WASHINGTON — The Voice of America and the Kigali-based digital media company Hooza have signed an agreement making VOA’s VOA60 Afurika program in Kinyarwanda available to mobile subscribers on the MTN Rwanda and Airtel Rwanda networks. “Increasingly, people are using their mobile phones to access information that is […]

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Sandy Sugawara Sworn In as Voice of America Deputy Director

Sandy Sugawara (L) is sworn in by VOA Director Amanda Bennett (R) as the organization's new Deputy Director. Director of Language Programming Kelu Chao, who served as VOA's Acting Director for nearly a year, holds the U.S. Constitution.

Award-winning journalist Sandy Sugawara, who played a leading role in transforming The Washington Post’s newsroom to a data-driven, digital operation, was sworn in as Deputy Director of the Voice of America on Monday, May 2, joining the leadership team of Amanda Bennett, who was sworn […]

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VOA Takes Medal and Finalist Prizes at New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards

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WASHINGTON — Journey 1945: China’s Path to Victory, the vivid tale of two Chinese veterans of the 1st American Volunteer Group organized by the U.S. Government to aid China’s Nationalist Government against Japan during WW II, won a silver medal at this year’s New York Festivals International […]

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VOA Marks 36th Anniversary of Zimbabwe’s Independence

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WASHINGTON — The topic of Zimbabwe’s long-time president, Robert Mugabe, dominated a VOA panel discussion on Zimbabwe on the 36th anniversary of the country’s independence on Monday. “It’s difficult for anyone who’s stayed in power for 36 years to stay on track,” said a member of […]

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Amanda Bennett Sworn in as New Director of the Voice of America

Amanda Bennett is sworn in by BBG CEO and Director John Lansing as the 29th Director of the Voice of America.  Kelu Chao, who served as acting VOA Director for nearly a year, looks on.

  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amanda Bennett was sworn in today as the 29th Director of the Voice of America (VOA). “I am happy and excited to be joining such a vital news organization,” said Bennett. “VOA has a critical role ahead as it uses all its […]

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U.S. Lawmaker Congratulates BBG on Russian-Language TV Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A U.S. lawmaker has congratulated two BBG networks for jointly creating and developing a Russian-language TV program that is now carried by 25 media outlets in nine countries mostly in the Russian periphery, including Ukraine. In comments on the floor of the […]

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Kosovo President Visits VOA; Focuses on Terrorism, Political Turmoil

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During her third visit to the Voice of America in Washington as president of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga told VOA Albanian that no country is immune from violent extremism and terrorism. In the wake of the terror attacks in Brussels, Jahjaga noted that […]

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VOA Introduces Lao English Teaching Program

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The Voice of America has launched a new English-language learning program on Lao National Television to teach American-style English. English Lessons with Toui and Mani is hosted by VOA Lao service’s Phouthasone Douangphoumy, known on the program as “Toui,” and VOA Khmer Service’s Manilene Ek, […]

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