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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 […]

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2010-11 YEJA Winner

Patricia Okoed-Bukumundhe, winner of the inaugural UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award visited VOA and interned with English to Africa Branch, South Sudan Project, 12-18 October, 2011. She called it ‘a rewarding and invaluable experience to be part of a knowledgeable and diverse group.’ Ms. Okoed-Bukumunhe, […]

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VOA reporter Alexandre Neto assaulted as he covered a pro-democracy rally in the capital city Luanda in September, 2011.

VOA Statement On Beating Of Its Reporter In Angola Voice of America deplores an assault against one of its journalists in Angola on Saturday, September 3, which took place as he tried to cover a pro-democracy rally in the capital city Luanda. While uniformed police […]

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RFE/RL Azerbaijani Reporter Deported From Exclave Via Iran BAKU — An RFE/RL correspondent has been deported from the Azerbaijani exclave of Naxcivan through Iran after investigating the death of a man reportedly accused of spying for Tehran, RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service reports.

When I asked who they were, they didn’t say anything. They forced me into the car, took away my passport and demanded me to switch off my mobile

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The Voice of America is concerned about the one year jail sentence that has been handed down to one of our contract journalists in Angola, Mr. Armando Chicoca.Mr. Chicoca was sentenced on March 3, 2011 following a trial on libel and defamation charges stemming from his reporting of allegations of improper conduct made against the Presiding Judge of the Provincial Court of Namibe by an employee, who has since been fired.  Lawyers for Mr. Chicoca have filed an appeal.The Committee to Protect Journalists issued a statement following Mr. Chicoca’s sentencing on Thursday saying, “This conviction is highly suspect and should be overturned.”

VOA Concerned About Journalist In Angola

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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 5 months 1 days

    in prison

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