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Federal Offices Closed Today

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Federal offices in the Washington, DC, area are closed. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency’s policies, including written telework agreements.

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VOA Launches SMS News Service in Nigeria

VOA Director David Ensor visits Nigeria in March 2013

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Voice of America has launched a new SMS news service in Nigeria that allows cell phone users to get up-to-date VOA news headlines and emergency messages through three of the country’s major mobile providers. The agreement was signed at a news conference Read more »

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RFE/RL Reports: 60 Years After Stalin

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The reign of Josef Stalin was a time of terror, mass executions, brutal collectivization, and war. Sixty years after Stalin’s death on March 5, 1953, historians around the world are still working to uncover the real story of the man who brought the Soviet Union Read more »

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VOA Debuts Bambara in Mali

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America today launched broadcasts in a key regional language in the troubled West African nation of Mali, where Islamic militants continue to resist French and African forces trying to oust them from their strongholds. The 30-minute VOA program in Bambara, Read more »

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Radio Liberty Celebrates 60 Years Defending Free Speech

RFE/RL President Kevin Klose introduces Lyudmila Alekseyeva and David Satter at the Dialogue on Liberty to mark the 60th anniversary of the first Radio Liberty broadcast to Russia

WASHINGTON , D.C. -  “Listen! Listen! Today, a new radio station, Liberation, begins its broadcasts.” Those words, spoken by broadcaster Sergei Dubrovsky on March 1, 1953, were the first to be transmitted by Radio Liberty, a new voice with a mission to promote “the principles of Read more »

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RFE/RL Marks Anniversary with a Dialogue on Liberty

BBG Governor Susan McCue speaks with human rights activist Lyudmila Alekseyeva

Nobel Peace Prize nominee and human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva joined journalist David Satter for a “Dialogue on Liberty” in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Radio Liberty’s first broadcast in Russia. Ms. Alekseyeva, who is a founding member of the Helsinki Moscow Watch Group Read more »

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VOA Journalist Attacked in Pakistan

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Voice of America is urging authorities in Pakistan to take additional steps to protect journalists in the volatile Northwestern Tribal areas, where a reporter for a local TV network was killed today and a VOA journalist narrowly escaped harm in a shooting Read more »

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Citizen Journalism Training in Moldova Teaches Ethics and Innovation

Citizen journalists shooting personal introductions for their new group Facebook page:  Alexander Doroshenko (far left), reporter at NGO Media Center in Tiraspol, Transnistria; Elena Ratoi, PR coordinator at Public Association "Motivation"; RFE/RL's Diana Raileanu and Liliana Barbarosie (far right).

Chisinau, Moldova — Sixteen Moldovan journalists and civil society activists, keen on using media as a tool to make government more transparent, have just completed a Broadcasting Board of Governors-sponsored workshop that focused on using mobile phones and new media tools to promote the free Read more »

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RFE/RL Examines Russia’s Adoption Debate

Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson says of Max Shatto: "This kid's a Texas kid. He lived in Texas. He lived in my county. And my interest here is the death of that child and to find out what happened."

The death last month of 3-year old adoptee Max Shatto, or Maksim Kuzmin as he is known in Russia, has again put international adoptions at the forefront of U.S.-Russian relations. RFE/RL’s original coverage on this issue — from the adoption ban Russia enacted at the Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Wins Gracie Award

Peng Qinglan was kidnapped and trafficked when she was 8 years old. She reunited with her family 22 years later.

Radio Free Asia (RFA) has won a prestigious Gracie Award for its Cantonese language entry “Kidnapped Woman Reunites with Family” in the international contest’s category of outstanding investigative program or feature. The annual Gracie Awards recognize programming created by women and focused on issues relating Read more »

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