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Swahili Service Town Hall Meeting in Zanzibar – July 11-12, 2012

    Swahili services concluded two more town hall meetings in July, part of a series of town hall meetings funded by USAID-Tanzania under the Tanzania Health Project. Swahili staffer Khadija Riyami moderated both town hall meetings. The first town hall meeting was held at Read more »

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Radio Farda Journalist Wins 2012 MJ Bear Fellowship

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Radio Farda’s Denise Hassanzade Ajiri has been awarded the 2012 MJ Bear Fellowship. Ajiri is one of three journalists under age 30 selected by the Online News Association (ONA) to receive the fellowship, which is named after digital journalism pioneer and former RFE/RL programming director Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Wins at 2012 New York Festivals®

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Washington — Radio Free Asia Uyghur service broadcaster Shohret Hoshur won a gold medal at this year’s New York Festivals radio awards in the category of best coverage of a breaking news story. In addition, three broadcasters from RFA’s Korean service were named as finalists Read more »

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Bosnian FM Talks Bosnian (and Serbian) Politics With RFE/RL

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Bosnian Minister of Foreign Affairs Zlatko Lagumdzija visited RFE/RL’s broadcast headquarters in Prague on May 15, during an official visit to the Czech Republic. In an interview with Sabina Cabaravdic of RFE/RL’s Balkan Service, Lagumdzija said that he wants Bosnia and Herzegovina to become a Read more »

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VOA’s Elez Biberaj Honored by Albanian President

Albanian President Bamir Topi gives his country’s Presidential “Medal of Gratitude” to Elez Biberaj, the Director of Voice of America’s Eurasia Division.

 Albanian President Bamir Topi has awarded his country’s Presidential “Medal of Gratitude” to Elez Biberaj, the Director of Voice of America’s Eurasia Division and former head of the VOA Albanian Service. Dr. Biberaj was recognized for his contribution to the democratization of Albania and the Read more »

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VOA Exclusive with Eritrean President

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Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki has granted an exclusive interview to VOA’s English to Africa reporter Peter Clottey, who questioned the president about restrictions on the media and the east African country’s reputation for being closed to foreign journalists. President Isaias Afewerki said he will do Read more »

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Alhurra and Al Hayah TV 2 Partner on New Program for the Egyptian Elections

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Springfield, VA – Alhurra TV and Al Hayah TV 2 will join together for a series of high-profile interviews of Egyptian presidential candidates in the week leading up to the Egyptian election. In each episode of The President – Egypt 2012, a candidate will be Read more »

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CFC Honors BBG Charitable Campaign

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The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area, which each year engages federal employees in the DC metro area with a charitable donation drive, has selected the BBG’s October 18 all-day program with its award for Best Special Event. The award, which honors the Read more »

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New VOA Hausa Show Focuses on Northern Nigeria

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Washington, D.C. — A new Voice of America Hausa Service radio show hits the airwaves in Nigeria Saturday. “Dialogue,” a half-hour program, will include the latest breaking news from reporters around the region, analysis and round-table discussions of issues behind the headlines, commentaries from civic, religious, Read more »

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BBG Rededicates the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) rededicated its Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station on May 2 during a ceremony in Grimesland, N.C., that honored Murrow, the renowned broadcaster and director of the USIA (1961-1964), and recognized World Press Freedom Day. Speakers included Congressman Walter Jones; Read more »

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