From the BBG Strategy blog: The BBG adds new affiliates on multiple platforms to distribute programming and content in Pakistan, Niger, Serbia, and El Salvador… From the BBG Dealbook: VOA English Learning Expands in Pakistan Voice of America’s English Learning programming has found another home Read more »
Washington, D.C. — Viewers in Pakistan can now experience a slice of life in America, with the premiere of a dynamic new VOA program that follows show host Sana Mirza as she gets to know the country. “I just moved here myself, so I’m seeing things Read more »
Washington D.C. — VOA’s growing online audience in Pakistan can now ask tough questions about U.S. policy, on a new Urdu and English language program that focuses on Pakistani-U.S. relations. ‘Access Point,’ an interactive 15-minute weekly show, explores the sometimes tense relationship between the two Read more »
A new Voice of America program in Pakistan is credited with helping to arrange life-changing eye surgery that restored the vision of an elderly man who lost his sight as the result of cataracts. The weekly Urdu language radio program My Story debuted in February Read more »
Washington, D.C. — Café DC, a new weekly TV interview show for Pakistan, premiers on Friday with a relaxed and personal look at some of the people making headlines in and around Washington. In the first edition of the new VOA program, U.S. Congressman Chris Read more »
Washington, D.C. — Friends and colleagues of slain VOA reporter Mukarram Khan Aatif paid tribute Friday to a “courageous man” who refused to be intimidated by the Pakistani militants who took responsibility for his murder. VOA Director David Ensor noted that Mr. Aatif, “had been Read more »
VOA Reporter Killed In Pakistan
Mukarram Khan Aatif, a reporter for VOA’s Deewa Radio, was taking part in evening prayers at a local mosque near his home in the town of Shabqadar when he was shot by unidentified gunmen. Mr. Aatif, who along with other Deewa journalists faced repeated threats from militants in the region, died of his wounds late Tuesday after being taken to a hospital in the city of Peshawar. A spokesman for the Taliban claimed responsibility for the killing.
Voice of America condemns the killing of one of its reporters in Northwest Pakistan’s lawless tribal region today and urges local authorities to do more to protect journalists.
Washington, D.C., January 9, 2012 — At 10 PM Peshawar time, a new television program went on the air. Deewa Radio, Voice of America’s popular Pashto language news service to the volatile border region of Northwest Pakistan, is now being broadcast on direct to home Read more »