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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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Newseum Memorial Honors VOA Reporter killed in Pakistan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Slain VOA reporter Mukarram Khan Aatif-one of 82 journalists from around the world who lost their lives in 2012-was honored in Washington Monday as the Newseum added new names to its memorial for fallen journalists. “This is a solemn and sad occasion Read more »

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Somali President Appears at VOA Event

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has told a VOA sponsored town hall meeting in London that young people are still joining the al-Shabab militant group because of the “weakness” of Somali leaders.   “The fact that al-Shabab convinces a young man to Read more »

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VOA Albanian Service Marks 70th Anniversary

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Presidents, diplomats, Balkan officials and members of the U.S. Congress paid an emotional tribute to the Voice of America’s Albanian Service Tuesday, as the service marked the 70th anniversary of its first broadcast in 1943.Speaking at VOA headquarters in Washington, New York Read more »

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VOA Mobile Site Gets New Look, Features

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Listening to your favorite VOA programs, reading headlines from around the world, or keeping up with science and technology, are now easier than ever on your smart phone with Voice of America’s new improved mobile site. “The site is now more organized and Read more »

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VOA Reaching Large Audiences in Latin America

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 26-million adults across Latin America are now getting up-to-date news and information from Voice of America each week, thanks in part to an expanding number of affiliate stations that stretch from Mexico to Chile. Acting Latin America Division Director Clara Dominguez Read more »

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Library of Congress Picks VOA’s Music Time in Africa for Recording Registry

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 1973 recording of Voice of America’s longest running radio show, Music Time in Africa, has been inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. The show, created by longtime co-host Leo Sarkisian, takes its place in the registry with newly Read more »

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New VOA FM Transmitter Launched in South Sudan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new Voice of America FM transmitter officially signed on today in South Sudan, offering a high quality signal to listeners in the capital of the world’s newest country. VOA English to Africa Service Chief Sonya Lawrence Green told dignitaries and fans Read more »

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VOA Marks Nowruz Holiday

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America is celebrating the Persian New Year with 14 hours of special Nowruz programing, including a holiday message from President Barack Obama, live musical performances and a screening of the film, America So Beautiful. VOA Persian Service coverage began Tuesday Read more »

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BBG Welcomes the Release of Mam Sonando

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Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the news that Cambodian activist and independent radio executive Mam Sonando was freed from prison today. “This courageous advocate for a more open society was jailed on trumped-up charges, but at least he is now free,” Read more »

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