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BBG Welcomes the Release of Mam Sonando

Mam Sonando

Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the news that Cambodian activist and independent radio executive Mam Sonando was freed from prison today. “This courageous advocate for a more open society was jailed on trumped-up charges, but at least he is now free,” Read more »

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VOA Provides Critical Information on Zimbabwe Referendum

Zimbabwe Referendum

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Zimbabwe prepares for Saturday’s planned constitutional referendum, VOA’s Studio 7 is broadcasting crucial information about key elements of the charter, which calls for limits on the powers of the president and the elimination of the prime minister post. VOA’s Studio 7, Read more »

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On World Cyber-Censorship Day, RFE/RL Cites Success Amid Challenges

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Yesterday, March 12 was World Day Against Cyber-Censorship. Media-watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) marked the day by releasing its newest “Enemies of the Internet” report, which includes the top five “spy” states that conduct systematic online surveillance resulting in serious human rights violations. Those countries Read more »

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BBG Celebrates International Women’s Day

VOA's Urdu Service gathered for a special International Women's Day video greeting

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, the BBG and its broadcasters marked the day with a mixture of special in-depth reports, videos and multimedia pieces on women’s issues. For example, VOA reported on the progress of women’s health in Africa and the Read more »

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Alhurra Celebrates Women on International Women’s Day

Amat Ali Razaq Ali Hamad, the Yemeni Minister of Social Affairs and Labor

To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, Alhurra’s newscasts and current affairs programing included reports from Yemen, Israel and Gaza, examining the rights and roles of women following the Arab Spring. Eye on Democracy hosted an interview with Amat Ali Razaq Ali Hamad, the Read more »

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BassAwards Recognizes Alhurra On-Air Promotions

BassAwards

Springfield, Virginia —BassAwards 2013 announced that Alhurra Television won the Bronze Award for the on-air promotion of Alhurra Files in the Best Programme Branding Design category. Alhurra Files showcases the best investigative documentaries that air on Alhurra weekly. The promo was produced by Alhurra’s Senior Read more »

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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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