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VOA Covers US, Iran Presidents at UN

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America’s Persian Service is airing a full day of live coverage and analysis of the United Nations General Assembly Session in New York today (Tuesday), including long-anticipated speeches by President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The TV special, running Read more »

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VOA Boosts Coverage in Wake of Kenya Attack

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Voice of America is providing audiences in Africa and around the world with extensive coverage of the deadly terror attack and its aftermath in Nairobi, Kenya. Continuously updated reports are available on radio, television, the Internet, and mobile and social media platforms. The VOA Swahili Read more »

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VOA TV Show Explores Pakistani Culture in America

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Audiences in Pakistan are giving a “thumbs up” to the new VOA Urdu language TV show Kahani Pakistani, which premiered Thursday on Pakistan’s Aaj news channel. The 30-minute show, which airs Thursdays and Fridays, is hosted by the irrepressible Ayesha Gilani, a Read more »

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VOA TV Special: ‘The King Legacy, Marching Forward’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America is marking the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s celebrated I Have a Dream speech with a special 30-minute television broadcast that looks at the civil rights movement through the eyes of those who took part in the Read more »

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VOA Book ‘National Secrets’ Reveals Hidden Chinese History

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — History buffs and scholars in Hong Kong and Taiwan are snapping up copies of a new VOA book focused on taboo subjects that have long been banned in Communist China. The book, based on a popular Voice of America Mandarin-language television segment Read more »

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VOA Rolls Out Mobile App with News in 43 Languages

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Getting the latest news fromVOA’s many language services just got easier with the launch of new mobile and tablet apps that work on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. “Everything is available in one place now,” says VOA Director David Ensor.  “This is a Read more »

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VOA Covers Elections in Mali

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — As voters in Mali cast their ballots on Sunday, July 28, Voice of America will carry two special election day broadcasts, with reports from polling stations around the country and analysis from studio guests. The 30-minute Bambara language radio show Mali Kura Read more »

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VOA Panel Examines Zimbabwe Challenges

VOA Panelists Admonish Deda, Priscilla Ndlovu, Vukasin Petrovic and Lauren Ploch discuss Zimbabwe's challenges.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Panelists at a VOA discussion on the future of Zimbabwe painted a bleak picture of a country facing enormous political and economic challenges as it heads into elections planned for later this month. The event, titled Zimbabwe: Elections and Beyond, was organized Read more »

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VOA Somali Service Launches TV Program

Abdi H. Mahamud and Sahra Nur host Variety, the VOA Somali Service's first ever TV program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Viewers of VOA’s first ever Somali-language TV program are calling the show “remarkable.” “VOA is already very strong on radio in Somalia, with over half the population listening to VOA Somali at least once a week,” said VOA Africa Division Director Gwen Read more »

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VOA’s “OnTen” Wins CINE Award

Graphic with Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, produced for the 45th episode of the award winning VOA program "OnTen."

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America’s OnTen, a satirical weekly television program that covers and often pokes fun at Iranian officialdom, has been honored with a 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award. The Golden Eagle Awards are selected twice a year by juries of leading professionals Read more »

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