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Abdulmalik Boboev, VOA Uzbek Service

In October 2010, VOA Uzbek Service reporter Abdulmalik Boboev was fined more than $10,000 by an Uzbek court that convicted him of slander, insult and publishing information harmful to the public peace.  Boboev had faced eight years in jail on the charges for simply reporting Read more »

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXs8Uzhpf78 Armed men in uniforms entered Alhurra’s Cairo studi

Armed men in uniforms entered Alhurra’s Cairo studios Sunday night, October 9, during its live broadcast of its nightly news magazine show Al Youm. The program was broadcasting live reports on the violent clashes between Copt demonstrators and soldiers in nearby Maspero. The armed men, Read more »

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VOA, RFA to Cover Elections in Burma

Burmese opposition leader and political candidate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Washington, D.C. – As Burmese voters go to the polls on April 1, the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) will provide wall-to-wall coverage of a society that until recently has lacked electoral freedom. “In a place where approximately one in four Read more »

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García Pérez on OCB’s Digital Outreach to Cuba

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The Office of Cuba Broadcasting is using a range of new and emerging technologies to reach the Cuban people, OCB Director Carlos García Pérez told a conference in Washington. “They are thirsty for information. They are thirsty for technology. Our big issue is access,” García Read more »

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A VOA Exclusive with U.S. Ambassador to Russia McFaul

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In an exclusive interview with VOA Moscow Correspondent James Brooke, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul says U.S. officials were shocked by the anti-American tone of the recent Russian presidential elections. Despite tensions, McFaul said Russian government officials seem no more inclined than U.S. Read more »

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For BBG Gov. Ashe, a Busy SE Asia Agenda

BBG Gov. Ashe with RFA staff

BBG Gov. Victor Ashe wraps up his tour of Southeast Asian broadcast facilities this week with a series of meetings in Thailand, including stops at the offices of Radio Free Asia and Voice of America in Bangkok. Earlier, Ashe visited the Bangkok Transmitter Plant where Read more »

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Alhurra Interviews George Clooney Outside the Sudanese Embassy

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Prior to his arrest outside the Sudanese Embassy, actor and activist George Clooney spoke to Alhurra’s Khaled Khairy about his stand against the Sudanese government. In the brief interview, Clooney stated that the Sudanese government should allow humanitarian aid into that country. He went on Read more »

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An Alhurra TV Exclusive with Sec. Panetta on Iran, Syria

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta

In his first interview with an Arabic television network, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta addressed the international community’s response to Iran’s nuclear program and the Syrian uprising, the consequences of any military action and the reaction to the burning of the Koran in Afghanistan. The Read more »

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VOA Launches Health, Business Shows in Burundi

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Washington, D.C.  — Two new interactive VOA radio shows in Burundi are giving a voice to young entrepreneurs and providing up-to-date information about the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the central African country. The half-hour Kirundi language programs are produced in Burundi and broadcast from the VOA Read more »

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Azerbaijani Journalist Defiant In Face Of Blackmail Bid In March 2012, Khadija Ismailova, a freelanc

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