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

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VOA Lao Turns 50


VOA’s Lao Service celebrated its 50th anniversary on February 22. BBG Governor Victor Ashe, left, and VOA Director David Ensor, right, presented VOA Lao Service Chief Dara Baccam with a plaque bearing this inscription: “In recognition of your dedication and service to the people of Read more »

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VOA Launches TV Magazine show “On Assignment”

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Washington, D.C. — “On Assignment,” Voice of America’s new 30-minute weekly TV magazine show, introduces the correspondents and producers who bring you the news. The new program, broadcast every Friday, showcases VOA reporting from around the world, and lets front-line journalists share their experiences from Read more »

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Slain Photojournalist Remi Ochlik’s Lasting Legacy

Last year, as Alhurra Television ramped up its coverage of the Egyptian revolution, it turned to veteran photojournalist Remi Ochlik to photograph the scene in Tahrir Square. His stunning images captured the human side of the uprising and the Egyptian people’s thirst for democracy. Above Read more »

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VOA’s Exclusive Coverage of the Election in Yemen

Yemenis turned out in large numbers to approve a new president, after a popular uprising led to a regionally brokered peace deal providing for Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down. The VOA’s Elizabeth Arrott was there and filed these images. More of Arrott’s reporting and Read more »

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Radio Azadi: Ten Years Of Impact In Afghanistan

Prague — This week, RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi marks 10 years of bringing news and information to the people of Afghanistan. During a special day of programming, the station — which reaches over 60% of Afghans weekly — asked listeners to call or write to share Read more »

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BBG Calls for Agency Restructuring

Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) announced its intention to restructure U.S. international broadcasting. It will seek legislation that would include establishing a Chief Executive Officer to manage the enterprise. In addition, the Board called for a plan to consolidate the agency’s Read more »

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Pakistani Taliban Claims Responsibility for Killing VOA Reporter The Pakistani Taliban claimed respo

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VOA Reporter Killed In Pakistan Mukarram Khan Aatif, a reporter for VOA’s Deewa Radio, was taking part in evening prayers at a local mosque near his home in the town of Shabqadar when he was shot by unidentified gunmen.  Mr. Aatif, who along with other Deewa journalists faced repeated threats from militants in the region, died of his wounds late Tuesday after being taken to a hospital in the city of Peshawar.  A spokesman for the Taliban claimed responsibility for the killing.

Voice of America condemns the killing of one of its reporters in Northwest Pakistan’s lawless tribal region today and urges local authorities to do more to protect journalists.

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Cubans Respond with Enthusiasm to Marti Listener Contest

Miami, Fl., Jan. 12, 2012 – More than 2,600 Cubans contacted Radio Martí for a chance to win one of six mopeds in a listener contest sponsored by the station. The contest, which ran from Dec. 19 to Jan. 5, raffled off six mopeds donated Read more »

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