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VOA Ethnomusicologist Leo Sarkisian Retires at 91, Leaves Lasting Legacy

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Leo Sarkisian, the creator of Music Time in Africa , VOA’s oldest English language music program, signed out of work for the last time Friday, ending a career that spanned more than half a century and took him to every country on the African continent. Read more »

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VOA Chinese TV Goes on New Satellite

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Good news for Voice of America fans in China.  VOA TV programs in Chinese, Tibetan and English can now be watched on two direct-to-home satellites. The VOA programs were added this month to the lineup on Telstar 18, also known as ApStar5, which broadcasts on Read more »

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VOA Website Wins Online News Association Award

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Washington, D.C. — Middle East Voices, a collaborative Voice of America social journalism project that combines traditional reporting, commentary, and the stories of people living through the Arab Spring, has been honored with a 2012 Online Journalism Award for “Topical Reporting.” The awards, which were announced Read more »

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VOA Starts Mobile Newscasts to Mali

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Washington, D.C. — Voice of America is now offering special daily news broadcasts for mobile phone users in Mali, where Islamic militants in the north have clamped down on independent sources of information. “Mobile phones are the single best platform to share news and information in Read more »

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VOA Hosts Angola Election Debate

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The candidates running against Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos held a lively election debate Friday on a special two-hour edition of VOA’s popular radio call-in program Angola Fala Só. The candidates, Isaisas Samakuva (UNITA), Eduardo Kwangana (PRS), Lucas Ngonda (FNLA) and Abel Chivukuvuku (CASA-CE), Read more »

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VOA Director David Ensor Blog on Mali Attack

Jobless People in Gao. (Idriss Fall/VOA)

The work of independent journalists in Northern Mali has become increasingly dangerous. On August 5th in the city of Gao, local reporter Malick Maiga, a regular contributor to VOA, was viciously beaten by armed men. The attackers burst into the studios of radio Adar Koima Read more »

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VOA and UNAOC Launch App and Game Contest

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Voice of America is partnering with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the Education Arcade, and the Learning Games Network, on a global competition aimed at developing mobile apps and games. The contest, called Create UNAOC 2012, is now open for registration and will Read more »

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VOA Rolls Out Learning English Wordbook App

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Learning English at home or on the go is now easier and more fun with VOA’s Mobile Wordbook app. The app, which adds to VOA’s expanding range of free language learning tools, is getting rave reviews.  “This is a great app!! Very easy to use Read more »

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VOA Revamps Chinese TV Program

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Chinese TV viewers now have two hours of fast-paced news and information available every day, with the launch of the new Mandarin language television program, VOA Weishi , or VOA Satellite TV. The daily program goes beyond the latest headlines with live reports from VOA Read more »

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Damaged Art Treasure at VOA Undergoes Repair

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Washington D.C. — A historic mural at Voice of America’s headquarters in Washington is undergoing conservation efforts to repair damage from an August 2011 earthquake that left cracks in the work of art. The expansive 1942 mural, titled “The Meaning of Social Security,” depicts the Read more »

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