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VOA’s interview with Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn

Neon Trees Band Members : Branden Campbell (far left), Tyler Glenn, Elaine Bradley, and Chris Allen (far right).

Lead singer and keyboardist Tyler Glenn, from the alternative rock band Neon Trees, sat down with VOA’s Larry London to promote the group’s highly-anticipated new album, Picture Show.  In the interview, which aired September 3rd and is available online, Glenn talks about the band’s origins Read more »

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Wives of Missing Journalists Struggle With Uncertainty

Bashar Fahmi, Arzu Fahmi and their two children.

The wives of missing Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman, Cuneyt Unal, say they are consumed by fear and worry since the pair were captured on August 20. In interviews with Alhurra TV and Alhurra.com, Arzu Fahmi said that she was hoping for Bashar’s Read more »

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Alhurra TV Gets Real in Egypt

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Springfield, Va. — Alhurra Television brings to life the aftermath of the Egyptian revolution by developing a television series that follows the lives of five young Egyptians.  Starting in September 8th, Alhurra will launch Rayheen ala Feen?, Arabic for ‘Where Are They Going,’ which will provide Read more »

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Interview With Kosovar President: ‘We Will Never Negotiate For Our Sovereignty’

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Serbia and Kosovo have committed to resume European Union-sponsored talks that were suspended during Serbia’s recent election season. RFE/RL correspondent Arbana Vidishiqi spoke with Kosovar President Atifete Jahjaga about Pristina’s approach to the discussions. RFE/RL: A political dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia has been announced. Read more »

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Martí Convention Coverage With a Cuban Flavor

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The Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) this week began its coverage of the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions, broadcasting live for all its platforms. Preparations started months ago and producers and technicians were in Tampa, Fla., for the GOP convention Aug. 27-30. Coverage from the Read more »

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OMG! Host Jessica Beinecke Meets Panda

Jessica Beinecke, the host of VOA’s popular English learning blog OMG! Meiyu, posing with a panda in Chana.

Jessica Beinecke, the host of VOA’s popular English learning blog OMG! Meiyu, spent a little quality time with a very special fan this month, Jun Jun the giant panda. Jessica just returned from nearly two weeks in China, where she shot several new episodes for Read more »

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Mideast Voices is Finalist for Online Award

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The Online News Association has named VOA’s Middle East Voices as a finalist in the 2012 Online Journalism Awards, which honor excellence in digital journalism. Middle East Voices was designed as a collaborative online platform, combining investigative journalism, crowdsourcing and social media technology to report Read more »

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Prospect of U.S. Military Action “High” If Iran Doesn’t Alter Nuclear Program, Lieberman Tells RFE/RL

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Washington, D.C. —  Citing the failure to date of diplomatic initiatives and economic sanctions to reverse Iran’s nuclear weapons program, U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) told RFE/RL that the prospect of a U.S. military attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities is “high.” Lieberman gave his remarks yesterday Read more »

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Many Iranian Officials Acknowledge Satellite Jamming; No One Seems To Know Who’s Behind It

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In her Persian Letters blog, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Golnaz Esfandiari writes that while acknowledging the existence of satellite jamming, Iranian officials seem quick to play the “not me” card… Significant satellite television usage continues in Iran. Reuters photo. Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Read more »

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Video Depicts Missing Cameraman; BBG Calls for the Immediate Release of Journalists Reportedly Held in Syria

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors today called for the immediate release of Alhurra TV correspondent Bashar Fahmi and cameraman Cüneyt Ünal, who went missing on August 20 while working in Syria. A Syrian government television channel has broadcast a brief statement in which Read more »

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