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“Pakistan has created enough mischief” – Former Afghan President tells VOA

Former Afghan President, Hamid Karzai

Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan, had a reputation for speaking bluntly during the years he was in power.  Now that he is out of office he is even more blunt, as he showed in an interview in Kabul this week with VOA Afghan Read more »

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‘Until They Are Killed or We Die’ — President of Iraq Talks with VOA

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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 29, 2015 – What is the security situation in Iraq? Why have Sunnis joined Islamic State forces? What role does Iran have in the fight against the Islamic State? What is the role of the United States? Should Iraq negotiate with the Islamic Read more »

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Current Time Expanding in Eastern Europe

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WASHINGTON (May 19, 2015) — Current Time, a TV news program for Russian-speaking audiences in countries bordering Russia, launched its new weekend edition with shows affording viewers a fresh alternative to Russian-controlled TV. Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) share the mic on Current Time’s Read more »

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BBG Ensures Access to Unrestricted News in Burundi Amid Crisis

On The Scene Burundi Tense a Day After Coup Attempt

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2015) — Amid violence, civil unrest and a crackdown on independent media in Burundi, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is surging media operations to Bujumbura and surrounding cities. “Keeping the airwaves open for our audience to get reliable news and information Read more »

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VOA on the Frontlines of Political Crisis in Burundi

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Voice of America is leading international coverage of the political upheaval in Burundi with on-the-scene reporting and new programming in Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, French, Swahili, and English. VOA East Africa Correspondent Gabe Joselow reported from the streets of Burundi’s capital early Wednesday amid reports of a Read more »

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VOA Boosts Broadcasts to Burundi as Civilians Flee Political Violence

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WASHINGTON – Voice of America today began boosting broadcasts to Burundi where at least 14 people have been and killed and more than 200 injured in protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza running for a third term.   VOA has additional shortwave and FM broadcasts in Read more »

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New York Festivals Honors VOA Documentary

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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015 –The VOA documentary AIDS: Living in the Shadows won the Silver World Medal at the 2015 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards.   The 30-minute-long documentary, introduced by the British music legend and longtime AIDS activist Sir Elton Read more »

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One Year In Captivity: Anniversary of Nigeria’s Chibok Girls Marked by VOA

Chibok Girls, Not Forgotten

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Voice of America today marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who are still missing and thought to be captives of the terrorist group in the forests of northern Nigeria. In a panel discussion at VOA’s Read more »

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David Ensor Stepping Down as VOA Director

David Ensor

WASHINGTON (April 7, 2015) — Voice of America Director David Ensor today announced his resignation after nearly four years leading the nation’s international state broadcaster. During Ensor’s tenure, VOA’s radio, television, and online audience grew by 49 million people to 172 million a week, according Read more »

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VOA Announces New Managing Editor for News Center

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“Clara is the right person to lead us to a ‘digital first’ newsroom for the 21st century,” Ensor says. “She is a clear-headed, highly-intelligent, seasoned journalist with a track record of extraordinary success building audience.”

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