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VOA Condemns Attack on Kabul Journalists

A cameraman films a news anchor at Tolo News studio in Kabul Afghanistan, October 18, 2015.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Voice of America condemns the suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, January 20 that killed seven journalists and wounded 26 others who worked for Tolo TV and its parent company, Moby Group. “Voice of America champions media freedom around the world,” Read more »

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VOA Afghanistan Service Celebrates 35 Years on Air

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WASHINGTON, D.C.——This week, Voice of America marks 35 years of broadcasts to Afghanistan, with special tributes and programming dedicated to the history of the service.The Afghanistan service began broadcasting just months after the Soviet invasion of the country in 1980, with a daily 15-minute Dari Read more »

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VOA Provides Extensive Coverage of Migrant Crisis

VOA correspondent Ayesha Tanzeem speaks to refugees in Hungary

WASHINGTON, D.C.— VOA correspondents are on the scene of Europe’s migration crisis with comprehensive coverage for television, radio, online, and social media. From Vienna, London correspondent Luis Ramirez reported on the flood of refugees arriving from Hungary then travelled to the Serbian border, where many of Read more »

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Relations with US Are Back on Track, Afghan Leaders Tell VOA

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (L) with VOA Afghan Service reporter Said Suleiman Ashna

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah each gave interviews to VOA emphasizing their desire to strengthen ties between the two countries that became badly frayed in the final months of former President Hamid Karzai’s term.

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Villager Named Radio Free Afghanistan’s Person of the Year

Jawas Khan staring at his daughter's grave

(WASHINGTON — March 21, 2015) To mark Norouz, the Afghan New Year, RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan has named Jawas Khan, a farmer residing in a remote village in the country’s Khost province, the recipient of its eighth annual Person of the Year award. Khan, a 38-year Read more »

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TV Use Overtakes Radio in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — Research data from the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup shows that the media market in Afghanistan is primarily split between radio and television. While Afghanistan remains one of the few media markets in which shortwave radio use is still in the double Read more »

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Kerry Talks with VOA about Peace Prize Winners and Afghan Peace Prospects

Secy State John Kerry sits across from VOA reporter

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Terrific.” That’s what Secretary of State John Kerry said about the news that children’s rights advocates Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India have won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.Kerry spoke about the award during a one-on-one interview at the Read more »

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VOA Exclusive Interview with President Karzai

VOA's Ahmad Fawad Lami (right) interviews President Karzai on Monday, July 14 at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an exclusive interview with Voice of America, Afghan President Hamid Karzai made clear his displeasure with the deal recently brokered by Secretary of State Kerry in which the Afghan government agreed to an audit of all votes cast in the June Read more »

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Afghan Women Journalists Visit the BBG

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today welcomed leading Afghan women journalists who are participating in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Program. The group met with Lynne Weil, BBG’s Director of Communications and External Affairs; Spozhmai Maiwandi, Voice of America’s Senior News Analyst for Read more »

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BBG Networks Cover Afghan Elections

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As Afghans went to the polls on April 5, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors provided extensive coverage – during the campaigns, throughout Election Day, and immediately after. Voice of America’s Ashna TV and Radio provided wall-to-wall coverage of the landmark vote, beginning Read more »

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