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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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VOA Presents Exclusive Tibetan Election Debate

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WASHINGTON D.C., March 2, 2016 — The top candidates for the position of Tibet’s political leader in exile (Sikyong, or prime minister) faced off this week in an exclusive prime time internet, radio, and television broadcast to Tibet, aired and hosted by the Voice of America.  […]

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VOA Launches New Prime Time Programs for Iran

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WASHINGTON D.C., February 26, 2016 — The Voice of America is shaking up its prime time television line-up in Iran with a fresh look and with new Farsi language programming that will continue to speak to Iran’s millennials and its diverse audience. “We are making efforts to […]

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VOA’s Shaka Ssali Moderates Ugandan Presidential Debate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Shaka Ssali, host and managing editor of Voice of America’s TV and radio program Straight Talk Africa, was selected to serve as one of three moderators for the Ugandan presidential debate in Kampala, Uganda on Feb. 13.  Ugandans go to the polls […]

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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 […]

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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,” […]

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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 […]

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