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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

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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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Somali Youth Speak Out on New VOA Show

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -Young people across Somalia can now discuss issues that matter the most to them on an interactive VOA radio program that focuses exclusively on youth-related subjects and ways to empower one of the largest segments of the Somali population.It’s Your Call, an hour-long Read more »

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BBG Expanding its Services for War-Torn Mali

French troops, like these assisting Malian soldiers at Bamako's airport, have recently joined in the government's fight against Islamist extremist rebels. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Washington, D.C. — Audiences in Mali can now get the latest news from the Voice of America (VOA) on an FM transmitter that went on the air today — part of a stepped-up response to the Malian crisis by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. “Getting Read more »

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VOA Show ZirZameen Explores Art and Activism

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Washington D.C. – Unconventional artists and activists narrate their own stories on a new VOA program that seeks to connect underground communities in Iran and the rest of the world. The twice-monthly TV and web program called ZirZameen is produced by Voice of America’s Persian Read more »

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New Shows Build on VOA Music Legacy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Grammy winners, pop legends and Hall of Famers headline two exciting new VOA television programs that showcase the best of American music, and carry on a Voice of America tradition that helped popularize jazz around the world. Hamilton Live, a 30-minute weekly Read more »

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Radio Farda, VOA Morning Programs Make The Leap To Television

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Washington D.C.  — Iranians can begin their day with a new, two hour block of live television programming from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Radio Farda and Voice of America (VOA) Persian Television, through a groundbreaking collaboration between the two international broadcasters. Radio Farda’s Breakfast Read more »

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Agreement Signed to Put VOA Programs on Sky Net Satellite TV to Burma

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RANGOON, BURMA – Audiences in Burma will soon have a new way to watch Voice of America television programs following a breakthrough agreement between the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the U.S. government agency responsible for VOA, and Sky Net, a regional direct-to-home satellite provider. Read more »

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VOA Radio Show Encourages Entrepreneurship in Burundi

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Washington, D.C. – A new VOA radio program about entrepreneurship is attracting a lot of interest in the African nation of Burundi, where people see building a business as a path to success in a country with high unemployment. The weekly Kirundi-language program, Tujahe, provides Read more »

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VOA’s Zindagi 360: Reaching a New Demographic in Pakistan

Zindagi hosts Raza Naqvi and Annie Ali Khan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Zindagi 360, a fast-paced lifestyle and entertainment show, is attracting big audiences in Pakistan, where TV viewers are seeing a new side to Voice of America programming. The half-hour show, hosted by Raza Naqvi and Annie Ali Khan, focuses on topics that Read more »

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