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Library of Congress Picks VOA’s Music Time in Africa for Recording Registry

promotional poster for Music Time in Africa, with the host's smiling face

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 1973 recording of Voice of America’s longest running radio show, Music Time in Africa, has been inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. The show, created by longtime co-host Leo Sarkisian, takes its place in the registry with newly Read more »

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New VOA FM Transmitter Launched in South Sudan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new Voice of America FM transmitter officially signed on today in South Sudan, offering a high quality signal to listeners in the capital of the world’s newest country. VOA English to Africa Service Chief Sonya Lawrence Green told dignitaries and fans Read more »

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World Poetry Day at the BBG

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In celebration of World Poetry Day, here is a sample of the extraordinary poetry programs and projects from across the BBG. Russia RFE/RL’s Russian Service paired up with the English Pen Club to translate into Russian a collection of “Poems for Pussy Riot” by English Read more »

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VOA Marks Nowruz Holiday

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America is celebrating the Persian New Year with 14 hours of special Nowruz programing, including a holiday message from President Barack Obama, live musical performances and a screening of the film, America So Beautiful. VOA Persian Service coverage began Tuesday Read more »

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BBG Welcomes the Release of Mam Sonando

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Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the news that Cambodian activist and independent radio executive Mam Sonando was freed from prison today. “This courageous advocate for a more open society was jailed on trumped-up charges, but at least he is now free,” Read more »

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VOA Provides Critical Information on Zimbabwe Referendum

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Zimbabwe prepares for Saturday’s planned constitutional referendum, VOA’s Studio 7 is broadcasting crucial information about key elements of the charter, which calls for limits on the powers of the president and the elimination of the prime minister post. VOA’s Studio 7, Read more »

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VOA Adds FM Transmitter in Mali’s Capital

VOA Director David Ensor announces the official launch of new 102 FM transmitter in Bamako, Mali. VOA Director David Ensor announces the official launch of new 102 FM transmitter in Bamako, Mali.

BAMAKO, MALI — Residents in Mali’s capital city, Bamako, can now listen to the Voice of America 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on 102 FM, a new transmitter that was officially inaugurated this week. VOA Director David Ensor, in Mali to take Read more »

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VOA Launches SMS News Service in Nigeria

VOA Director David Ensor visits Nigeria in March 2013

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Voice of America has launched a new SMS news service in Nigeria that allows cell phone users to get up-to-date VOA news headlines and emergency messages through three of the country’s major mobile providers. The agreement was signed at a news conference Read more »

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VOA Journalist Attacked in Pakistan

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Voice of America is urging authorities in Pakistan to take additional steps to protect journalists in the volatile Northwestern Tribal areas, where a reporter for a local TV network was killed today and a VOA journalist narrowly escaped harm in a shooting Read more »

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VOA Condemns Jamming in China

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America condemns the recent start of deliberate interference with its English language shortwave broadcasts into China. Monitors listening to VOA broadcasts say this interference “appears intentional,” and is strongest in regions around Tibet and along the Indian border. “The Chinese Read more »

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