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John Kerry Tells VOA: Snowden Betrayed Country

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says fugitive former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden “betrayed his country” and put the lives of Americans at risk by violating secrecy laws. In a one-on-one interview with VOA’s Scott Stearns, Secretary of State Kerry Read more »

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Voice of America Hosting Global Immigration Debate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America is inviting its worldwide audience to join the growing U.S. immigration debate by taking part in a dynamic online conversation about an issue facing an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. The multimedia project, Immigration: The New Face of America, Read more »

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“OnTen” Exclusive: Bono Offers Message of Solidarity to People of Iran

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bono, lead singer of the rock band U2 and co-founder of the advocacy group ONE, reached out to the people of Iran today, with a special message broadcast by VOA’s irreverent satirical program OnTen. In his four-minute video, aired to coincide with Read more »

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VOA Jazz Show Builds on Musical Legacy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some of the leading jazz, blues, swing, fusion and world music artists are showcased in the dynamic new Voice of America TV program: Beyond Category with Eric Felten. “The great Duke Ellington described the best music as being ‘beyond category,’ and we Read more »

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VOA Covers Iran Election with TV Special

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America is covering Iran’s June 14th Presidential election with a live television special that includes interviews with members of the U.S. Congress, reaction from voters, and segments from polling stations in London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles. VOA Persian Read more »

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VOA Unveils Film, “Fire in the Land of Snow: Self-Immolations in Tibet”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Disturbing images of Tibetans setting themselves on fire, interviews with protesters, and background on Tibet’s rich culture are woven together in a compelling new VOA documentary that examines the deadly wave of political self-immolations that have taken place since 2009. “This documentary Read more »

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Cambodian Activist Mam Sonando Tells VOA He Won’t Give in to Pressure

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cambodian activist and independent radio station owner Mam Sonando, who was recently released from jail, told VOA Monday that Beehive Radio will continue to air stories on sensitive subjects, despite pressure from authorities. Speaking in Washington on the Cambodian language program, Hello Read more »

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Burma President Questioned on Rights Issues at VOA Town Hall Event

Burmese President Thein Sein (left) at live VOA town hall event on May 19 in Washington with Burmese Service Chief Lwin Htun Than.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Burmese President Thein Sein defended his government’s record on human rights issues before a live studio audience at Voice of America Sunday, the first day of his visit to the United States. President Thein Sein, who is scheduled to meet with President Read more »

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VOA Exclusive: Boston Bombing Suspect Met Former Chechen Rebel before Attack

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - A former Chechen rebel fighter living in the United States tells VOA he met several times with Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev prior to the attack that killed three and wounded more than 260 others.   In an exclusive interview, former Chechen rebel Musa Read more »

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VOA Pronunciation Guide Gets Innovative Makeover

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mastering hard-to-say names from around the world is now easier and faster than ever with Voice of America’s newly updated online pronunciation guide. VOA Pronounce gives you access to nearly 7,000 hard-to-say newsmaker names and locations, and it puts them at your Read more »

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