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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Slain Photojournalist Remi Ochlik’s Lasting Legacy

[nggallery id=30 template=bbg-carousel] 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 […]

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VOA’s Exclusive Coverage of the Election in Yemen

[nggallery id=29 template=bbg-carousel] 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


    1 year 4 months 29 days

    in prison

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