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Lynne Weil Named Director of Communications and External Affairs at BBG

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Washington, D.C. — Lynne Weil has been named Director of Communications and External Affairs of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Weil will act as the Board’s primary strategist on communications and outreach activities, and as the Board’s chief advisor for Congressional and external affairs. Read more »

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VOA Steps up TV Coverage in Burma

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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 Read more »

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VOA Pays Tribute to Reporter Slain in Pakistan

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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 »

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VOA Reporter Killed In Pakistan

Washington, D.C. — 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. Mukarram Khan Aatif, a reporter for VOA’s Deewa Radio, was taking part in evening Read more »

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Pakistani Taliban Claims Responsibility for Killing VOA Reporter The Pakistani Taliban claimed respo

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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.

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VOA Expands Broadcasts to Iran

Washington, D.C., — Iranians will soon have more television news options. VOA’s Persian Service rolls out a dynamic new TV lineup starting Monday January 16th, with new programs that deliver the day’s vital news, examine crucial social issues in Iran, and bring the audience the Read more »

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VOA’s Deewa Radio Goes on Satellite TV to Pakistan

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 »

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VOA reporter Alexandre Neto assaulted as he covered a pro-democracy rally in the capital city Luanda in September, 2011.

VOA Statement On Beating Of Its Reporter In Angola Voice of America deplores an assault against one of its journalists in Angola on Saturday, September 3, which took place as he tried to cover a pro-democracy rally in the capital city Luanda. While uniformed police Read more »

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The Voice of America is concerned about the one year jail sentence that has been handed down to one of our contract journalists in Angola, Mr. Armando Chicoca.Mr. Chicoca was sentenced on March 3, 2011 following a trial on libel and defamation charges stemming from his reporting of allegations of improper conduct made against the Presiding Judge of the Provincial Court of Namibe by an employee, who has since been fired.  Lawyers for Mr. Chicoca have filed an appeal.The Committee to Protect Journalists issued a statement following Mr. Chicoca’s sentencing on Thursday saying, “This conviction is highly suspect and should be overturned.”

VOA Concerned About Journalist In Angola

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