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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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BBG Welcomes Lifting of Foreign Media Ban in Cambodia, Urges Complete Media Freedom

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the decision by the Cambodian government this weekend to lift its ban on Khmer-language programming from overseas ahead of the July 28 national elections, but called for continued international vigilance regarding remaining restrictions on media in Cambodia both before Read more »

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VOA’s “Washington Forum” Airing on RTI in Ivory Coast

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Television viewers in Ivory Coast can now watch Voice of America’s popular French to Africa program Washington Forum every Sunday morning on RTI TV 1. The half-hour show, broadcast live every week from the VOA TV studios in Washington, and simulcast on Read more »

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John Kerry Tells VOA: Snowden Betrayed Country

John Kerry speaks with VOA reporter

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

Bono at an NYC event where he recorded a message for VOA's "OnTen."

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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