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Agreement Signed to Put VOA Programs on Sky Net Satellite TV to Burma

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[nggallery id=63 template=bbg-carousel] RANGOON, BURMA – Audiences in Burma will soon have a new way to watch Voice of America television programs following a breakthrough agreement between the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the U.S. government agency responsible for VOA, and Sky Net, a regional […]

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BBG, Gallup Issue Findings on Media Use in Burma

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[nggallery id=56 template=bbg-carousel] The popularity of FM radio rose rapidly in Burma and radio continues to be the dominant source for news and information, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup. The BBG, in partnership with Gallup, presented […]

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VOA Carries Aung San Suu Kyi Address in Burmese

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When Aung San Suu Kyi made her unprecedented address to the British Parliament Thursday, Voice of America was the only broadcaster to carry the full speech in Burmese. “Other Burmese language radio stations also covered the same news. But in presenting a translated version, the […]

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Meeting at RFE/RL, BBG Moves to Leverage New Openness in Burma, Control Travel Costs, Honor Former Gov. Wimbush

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[nggallery id=44 template=bbg-carousel] Prague  — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is moving to take full advantage of the recent liberalization of press restrictions in Burma. At its regular monthly meeting, the board approved a resolution offered by Gov. Michael Meehan that seeks new coordination […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Photo Gallery: VOA, RFA Cover Burma’s Historic Election

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[nggallery id=33 template=bbg-carousel] Washington, D.C. – Burmese voters went to the polls on April 1 and the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) were there providing  wall-to-wall coverage as democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi gained a seat in Parliament. Although she […]

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VOA, RFA to Cover Elections in Burma

Burmese opposition leader and political candidate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Washington, D.C. – As Burmese voters go to the polls on April 1, the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) will provide wall-to-wall coverage of a society that until recently has lacked electoral freedom. “In a place where approximately one in four […]

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VOA Steps up TV Coverage in Burma

VOA Burmese Service Chief Than Lwin Htun and co-anchor Nyo Nyo Lwin.

Washington, D.C. — VOA is adding more news to its Burmese language TV news magazine.  Starting Tuesday morning at 7:00 am local time, the half-hour show begins with a new fast-paced daily summary of the latest developments from the region and around the world. The […]

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