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VOA Adds FM Transmitter in Mali’s Capital

VOA Director David Ensor announces the official launch of new 102 FM transmitter in Bamako, Mali. VOA Director David Ensor announces the official launch of new 102 FM transmitter in Bamako, Mali.

BAMAKO, MALI — Residents in Mali’s capital city, Bamako, can now listen to the Voice of America 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on 102 FM, a new transmitter that was officially inaugurated this week. VOA Director David Ensor, in Mali to take Read more »

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VOA Launches SMS News Service in Nigeria

VOA Director David Ensor visits Nigeria in March 2013

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Voice of America has launched a new SMS news service in Nigeria that allows cell phone users to get up-to-date VOA news headlines and emergency messages through three of the country’s major mobile providers. The agreement was signed at a news conference Read more »

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VOA Debuts Bambara in Mali

VOA in Mali

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America today launched broadcasts in a key regional language in the troubled West African nation of Mali, where Islamic militants continue to resist French and African forces trying to oust them from their strongholds. The 30-minute VOA program in Bambara, Read more »

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VOA Journalist Attacked in Pakistan

Reporters in danger

WASHINGTON D.C. – Voice of America is urging authorities in Pakistan to take additional steps to protect journalists in the volatile Northwestern Tribal areas, where a reporter for a local TV network was killed today and a VOA journalist narrowly escaped harm in a shooting Read more »

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VOA Condemns Jamming in China

ChinaJamming

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America condemns the recent start of deliberate interference with its English language shortwave broadcasts into China. Monitors listening to VOA broadcasts say this interference “appears intentional,” and is strongest in regions around Tibet and along the Indian border. “The Chinese Read more »

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BBG and VOA offer new options for getting the news to Mali

(AP Photo/Rukmini Callimachi)

Washington, D.C. – Audiences in war-torn Mali will soon have new sources of reliable and up-to-date news in their own languages thanks to several innovative efforts by the Voice of America and the Broadcasting Board of Governors. “The BBG is responding in every possible way Read more »

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Japan Defense Minister Tells VOA N. Korea Nuke Test a ‘Big Threat’

VOA speaks with Japan's Defense Minister

WASHINGTON, D.C. – North Korea’s latest nuclear test is “a big threat, not only to Japan, but also to the East Asia region as a whole,” according to Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, in an interview with Voice of America’s Steve Herman. Herman landed an Read more »

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Iran, Cuba, Syria and Egypt Among Target Audiences for State of the Union Address Global Broadcast

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address and the Republican response by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio tomorrow night will be simulcast  around the globe via BBG broadcasters, bringing news of this fundamental element of U.S. democracy to key audiences in Iran, Read more »

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VOA Airs Banned Film “Rhino Season” in Iran

Screen shots from banned film "Rhino Season"

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The award winning film, Rhino Season, by Kurdish-Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi, airs on the Voice of America’s Persian Service today, after the filmmaker granted exclusive rights to broadcast the movie into Iran. The film, which has been banned by the Iranian government, Read more »

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VOA Rejects Chinese Allegations on Tibet Self-Immolations

Screen shots of VOA China Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America Director David Ensor has categorically denied allegations contained in a Chinese state television report, which blames VOA broadcasts for encouraging self-immolations in Tibet. “That is totally false,” Ensor said at the VOA headquarters in Washington Wednesday. “We do report Read more »

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