Tag Archives: Somalia

BBG, Gallup Issue Findings on Media Use in the Sahel

Bruce Sherman, Director, Office of Strategy and Development, BBG; William Bell, Research Director, International Broadcasting Bureau; Rajesh Srinivasan, Ph.D., Principal, Gallup; Magali Rheault, Regional Research Director – Francophone Africa, Gallup

Washington, D.C. — Media use in the Sahel region is flourishing, as the majority of adults in Somalia (65.6%) and in Bamako, Mali (78.4%) say that they access news at least once per day, according to new data issued today by the Broadcasting Board of Read more »

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Global Hotspots: Media Use in Mali and Somalia

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Somali President Appears at VOA Event

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has told a VOA sponsored town hall meeting in London that young people are still joining the al-Shabab militant group because of the “weakness” of Somali leaders.   “The fact that al-Shabab convinces a young man to Read more »

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Somali Youth Speak Out on New VOA Show

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -Young people across Somalia can now discuss issues that matter the most to them on an interactive VOA radio program that focuses exclusively on youth-related subjects and ways to empower one of the largest segments of the Somali population.It’s Your Call, an hour-long Read more »

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BBG Expanding its Services for War-Torn Mali

French troops, like these assisting Malian soldiers at Bamako's airport, have recently joined in the government's fight against Islamist extremist rebels. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Washington, D.C. — Audiences in Mali can now get the latest news from the Voice of America (VOA) on an FM transmitter that went on the air today — part of a stepped-up response to the Malian crisis by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. “Getting Read more »

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Somali President Thanks VOA

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  The president of Somalia has sent a letter of thanks to Voice of America for carrying out a telephone survey that asked Somalis how they feel about a draft constitution that is being considered for the country. “The Voice of America poll of Somalis Read more »

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VOA Poll Shows Somalis Want Vote on Constitution

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A Voice of America telephone survey in Somalia shows a majority of those polled want a national referendum on the draft constitution that will soon be considered by a select group of community elders. Over the past three months, VOA’s Somali Service , using open 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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VOA Somali Program Available in Canada

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Washington, D.C. — Canada’s large Somali diaspora community can now listen to the latest VOA Somali broadcasts on their phones. The new “call-to-listen” service is part of a growing partnership between Voice of America and AudioNow, a mobile distribution provider. The VOA Somali Service, which Read more »

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