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VOA Connects to Audience in Pakistan

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Washington D.C. — VOA’s growing online audience in Pakistan can now ask tough questions about U.S. policy, on a new Urdu and English language program that focuses on Pakistani-U.S. relations. ‘Access Point,’ an interactive 15-minute weekly show, explores the sometimes tense relationship between the two Read more »

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VOA Poll Shows Somalis Want Vote on Constitution

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A Voice of America telephone survey in Somalia shows a majority of those polled want a national referendum on the draft constitution that will soon be considered by a select group of community elders. Over the past three months, VOA’s Somali Service , using open Read more »

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More Iranians Getting News From VOA

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Voice of America’s audience in Iran grew sharply in 2012, according to new research data released Tuesday. The Gallup poll, conducted in March, shows VOA’s TV weekly audience grew to 21.4%, up from 6.5% in 2011. With the addition of radio and the Internet, VOA’s Read more »

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Burma Agrees to Air VOA Programs

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Voice of America English teaching programs will soon air on Burmese state radio under the terms of a breakthrough agreement reached Tuesday in the capital, Naypyitaw. VOA Director David Ensor, who signed the agreement with Thein Aung, Director General of Myanmar State Radio and Television, Read more »

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BBG Decries Cambodian Government Cancellation of VOA, RFA Coverage During National Election

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Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors today condemned the Cambodian Ministry of Information’s decision to force FM stations to stop airing election programming from Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America. The ministry prohibited five affiliate stations in Cambodia from running Khmer-language Read more »

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New VOA Show Lampoons Iranian Politics

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Voice of America’s newest Persian TV program hits the airwaves in Iran Friday with an off-beat look at the Iranian political scene. The new show, OnTen, which means Antenna in English, is more than just a wrap-up of the week’s headlines.  The half-hour mix of Read more »

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VOA Launches English Learning for Vietnamese

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Voice of America is the new on-line destination for Vietnamese speakers who want to learn American English. The Vietnamese edition of VOA’s popular goEnglish.me language learning program went online Tuesday, and it’s loaded with useful tools that make learning English fun, and easy.  The program Read more »

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New VOA Hausa Show Focuses on Northern Nigeria

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Washington, D.C. — A new Voice of America Hausa Service radio show hits the airwaves in Nigeria Saturday. “Dialogue,” a half-hour program, will include the latest breaking news from reporters around the region, analysis and round-table discussions of issues behind the headlines, commentaries from civic, religious, Read more »

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VOA Persian’s Arash Sigarchi wins International Award

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Arash Sigarchi, a journalist for Voice of America’s Persian Service, has won top prize at the 2012 Deutsche Welle International Blog Awards – known as the BOBs. Sigarchi’s personal blog, Window of Anguish, was selected by a panel of media experts who considered entries in Read more »

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VOA Kurdish Goes on Direct-to-Home Satellite

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Washington, D.C. —   Voice of America’s Kurdish language radio broadcasts will be simulcast on direct-to-home satellite starting Monday, giving listeners in the Kurdish-speaking regions of Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran, a new way to hear the popular programs. VOA’s Kurdish service is the only international broadcaster that Read more »

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