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VOA Kurdish Goes on Direct-to-Home Satellite

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Washington, D.C. —   Voice of America’s Kurdish language radio broadcasts will be simulcast on direct-to-home satellite starting Monday, giving listeners in the Kurdish-speaking regions of Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran, a new way to hear the popular programs. VOA’s Kurdish service is the only international broadcaster that Read more »

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Broadcasting Board of Governors April 20 Meeting

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on Friday, April 20 at the headquarters of Radio and TV Marti in Miami, Florida. The Board discussed the status of the consolidation plan for BBG-sponsored grantees; the implementation of the Governors’ long-term strategy; and Read more »

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Parazit: VOA Satire for Iran Gets TV Award

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Washington, D.C. —  The hit VOA Persian language television program that has delighted Iranians around the world with its irreverent humor, won a Bronze Medal Tuesday night at the New York Festival’s Best Television and Films award show in Las Vegas. Parazit, which has often Read more »

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Alhurra’s Egypt Coverage Honored in New York Festivals

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Springfield, Va.  — Alhurra Television’s video presentation highlighting the network’s coverage of the Egyptian Revolution was named a finalist in the New York Festivals® International Television and Films awards, in the category of Best Promotional Programs. “In 2-minutes, this presentation encapsulates Alhurra’s award-winning non-stop coverage Read more »

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In Prague RFE/RL Premiers “One Day on Earth”

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Join us at 6 pm on April 22 as RFE/RL and FAMU host the Prague premier of “One Day on Earth,” a new documentary that includes video footage from every nation on the planet from a single day: October 10, 2010. Sunday’s screening at FAMU Read more »

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VOA Coverage of the Summit of the Americas

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Cartagena, Colombia — The VOA Spanish Service coverage of the Summit of the Americas in Colombia included live and commissioned reports to sixteen radio and television affiliates. Six television stations throughout the region were provided with live Skype reports throughout the day and special summaries Read more »

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Photo Gallery: Space Shuttle Discovery Over Washington

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On its final flight, the Space Shuttle Discovery flew low over the nation’s Capitol as thousands took photographs and applauded. BBG photographer Magda Hishmeh, stationed on the roof of BBG headquarters at the foot of Capitol Hill, captured these images of the historic flight.   Read more »

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Photo Gallery: Nigerian VP Namadi Sambo Visits VOA

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Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo makes a courtesy call at VOA headquarters in Washington on April 16, 2012.  Mr. Sambo, Nigeria’s US Ambassador Ade Adefuye and other officials, held private talks with VOA Director David Ensor and the BBG Director of Strategy and Development, Bruce Read more »

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Photo Gallery: VOA’s Sungwon Baik in North Korea

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VOA journalist Sungwon Baik engaged in coverage activities in North Korea. Baik was among foreign journalists allowed rare access to various news events, including firsthand look at the North’s rocket launching site. Baik arrived in Pyongyang on April 7 and plans to return on April Read more »

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VOA Program Examines New Somali Constitution

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Washington, D.C. — Voice of America begins a new weekly radio call-in show on April 15th, focusing on the draft constitution that will chart Somalia’s future. The program, which will air Sunday evenings in Somalia, features guest experts, Somali political and civic leaders, and the Read more »

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