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Burma Agrees to Air VOA Programs

VOA Director David Ensor, left, with Thein Aung, Director General of Myanmar State Radio and Television

Voice of America English teaching programs will soon air on Burmese state radio under the terms of a breakthrough agreement reached Tuesday in the capital, Naypyitaw. VOA Director David Ensor, who signed the agreement with Thein Aung, Director General of Myanmar State Radio and Television, Read more »

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BBG Coverage of Tibet Cited in Global Press

Coverage of self-immolation protests in Tibet by Radio Free Asia and Voice of America have been picked up by other media outlets around the would in recent weeks.   China cracks down after Tibetan self-immolations - The Independent, June 1, 2012 Locals and many pilgrims from all Read more »

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Internet Security Training for World Uyghur Congress

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A guidebook to Internet security created for Uyghurs living in the Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region and in diaspora communities around the world was the subject of a training session at the recent World Uyghur Congress (WUC) General Assembly in Tokyo. The training was led by Carlotta Read more »

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David Ensor in Burma

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VOA Director David Ensor is in Burma seeking to negotiate terms that would allow the U.S. broadcaster to open a news bureau in the long-isolated southeast Asian nation. Ensor held introductory talks Monday in the Burmese administrative capital, Naypyitaw,with Parliament speaker Thura Shwe Mann. “He Read more »

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BBG Decries Cambodian Government Cancellation of VOA, RFA Coverage During National Election

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Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors today condemned the Cambodian Ministry of Information’s decision to force FM stations to stop airing election programming from Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America. The ministry prohibited five affiliate stations in Cambodia from running Khmer-language Read more »

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A Child in Syria Says Thanks VOA

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A Syrian Kurdish child at a protest rally holds a poster thanking Voice of America’s Kurdish Service for its coverage of the uprising in Syria.  VOA recently began broadcasting its radio programs on direct to home satellite TV, expanding audience reach in the Kurdish-speaking regions Read more »

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Ethiopia Releases VOA Correspondent, Drops Charges

Veteran VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein

A VOA correspondent and his translator were freed Saturday after being detained overnight by Ethiopian police on a charge of “illegal reporting.” Listen to an interview with veteran VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein. Read the full story. Heinlein and translator Simegineh Yekoye were arrested Friday as Read more »

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Alhurra Debuts Co-Production Arab Spring: Syria

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Alhurra Television broadcasts its fourth installment of Arab Spring documentaries co-produced with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions. The latest episode, Arab Spring: Syria will debut on Sunday, May 27th. In Arab Spring: Syria, Alhurra’s cameras go behind the headlines to examine the history of the Syrian regime, the causes Read more »

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VOA Statement on the Detention of its Ethiopia Correspondent

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Washington, D.C., May 25, 2012  — “We are aware of reports that VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein was detained today in Addis Ababa. The safety and welfare of our reporters is our utmost concern and we are working to gather more information about Mr. Heinlein’s status. Read more »

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Myroslava Gongadze, VOA Journalist and Ukrainian Rights Activist

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VOA Journalist Myroslava Gongadze, a tireless campaigner for human rights and freedom of the press in her native Ukraine, has been profiled in the new documentary, A whisper to a Roar, which tells the stories of democracy activists in five countries around the world. Myroslava, Read more »

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