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The Martí’s Bring Calle Ocho to Cuba!

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Little Havana, Florida – On March 10, Radio and TV Martí will broadcast live from the Calle Ocho Carnival,  the largest Hispanic celebration in the United States. Special programming will include not only the sights and sounds of the festival, but also messages from attendees Read more »

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VOA Adds FM Transmitter in Mali’s Capital

VOA Director David Ensor announces the official launch of new 102 FM transmitter in Bamako, Mali. VOA Director David Ensor announces the official launch of new 102 FM transmitter in Bamako, Mali.

BAMAKO, MALI — Residents in Mali’s capital city, Bamako, can now listen to the Voice of America 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on 102 FM, a new transmitter that was officially inaugurated this week. VOA Director David Ensor, in Mali to take Read more »

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Martís Break the News in Cuba of Chavez’s Death

(Lef to right) Margarita Rojo, Guillermo Martínez and Pablo Alfonso provide special coverage of the death of Hugo Chavez

Miami, Florida – Radio and TV Martí were the first to break the news in Cuba that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had died. The Martís went live on March 5 with special programing broadcast simultaneously on the airwaves and the Internet, and featured reporters in Caracas, Read more »

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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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