Tag Archives: VOA

BBG Networks Providing Critical Coverage of Crisis in Iraq

Refugees fleeing from Mosul head to the self-ruled northern Kurdish region in Irbil, Iraq, 350 kilometers (217 miles) north of Baghdad, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo)

Violence is quickly escalating in Iraq, and the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are bringing important news and information to the region. Alhurra-Iraq has more than 20 journalists throughout the country and is providing live updates from hotspots including Kirkuk, Irbil and just Read more »

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BBG Networks Bring World Cup to Global Audiences

screengrab from OCB animation for World Cup coverage

The World Cup starts today in Brazil, and the networks of the BBG have lined up a comprehensive slate of coverage across multiple platforms for its worldwide audiences. Voice of America has several journalists in Brazil covering the tournament, including Burke Award winner Scott Bobb, Read more »

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Congressman David Price Speaks with VOA Urdu Service

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Congressman David Price (D-NC) sat down on Monday with the Voice of America’s Urdu Service for a discussion on a range of topics including Edward Snowden, the NSA surveillance program, and the Iran nuclear negotiations. Price, who has chaired the House Democracy Partnership, told Café Read more »

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World Cup Fever at VOA

Four men sitting in stools talking about World Cup

Just in time for World Cup 2014 in Brazil, Voice of America is introducing a new soccer program and two new blogs to enable its global audiences to better enjoy the world’s game. The new program is called Penalty Box. It features ardent soccer lovers Read more »

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BBG Provides New Programs, Comprehensive Coverage in Russian

Demonstrators, holding Russian flags, rally for Russian protection

In addition to a surge in programming in Ukrainian, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are also providing critical news and information in Russian that cover and create dialogue about the crisis in the region. Two new programs were launched in May, increasing Read more »

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Panel Analyzes Russian Propaganda

Nenad Pejic, Editor in Chief and interim manager of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty speaking on a panel about Russian propaganda

Myroslava Gongadze of theVoice of America Ukrainian Service and Nenad Pejic, Editor in Chief and interim manager of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, spoke earlier this week at a panel entitled “Responding to Russian Propaganda.” The panel, which also included William Stevens, Director of the Ukraine Read more »

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VOA Programming is Now Available in U.S. by Mobile Phone

Left to right: George Cernat (Chief Marketing Officer of AudioNow), David Ensor (VOA Director), and Addie Nascimento (Chief of Digital Syndication, BBG's Office of Strategy and Development) signed today's agreement.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Voice of America has signed a new agreement with the leading digital call-to-listen platform, AudioNow, to provide VOA programming inside the United States. The new agreement expands an on-going relationship between VOA and AudioNow, which already distributes programming from VOA in Read more »

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Tiananmen Square Eyewitnesses Open Up to VOA Ahead of 25th Anniversary

Zhaohui Rui (left) and Huaguang Zhao join VOA Mandarin reporter Xin Chen on the set of "Pro and Con" on May 30, 2014.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two survivors of the Tiananmen Square protests broke their 25-year silence today on an emotional edition of the Voice of America Mandarin Service’s weekly Pro & Con TV program. Huaguang Zhao and Zhaohui Rui, both university students in Beijing in 1989, joined Read more »

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Exclusive VOA Interview With Policeman Shows Corruption

Nigerian police like Malo, whose ID badge is shown here, complain that the government is to blame for failures in the fight against Boko Haram.

WASHINGTON, DC – In an exclusive interview with a VOA Hausa reporter, a Nigerian policeman in the Mobile Police Squad assigned to fight terrorism in the country said that corruption hampers the fight against Boko Haram. “These insurgents come armed with thousands of bullets and Read more »

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BBG Networks Provide Election Coverage in Ukraine

VOA reporter Daniel Schearf and video journalist Arash Arabasadi (with fixer Anna Pyatetska) interview Ukrainian man. Kyiv, Ukraine, March 25, 2014.

As Ukrainians went to the polls on May 25, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors provided comprehensive coverage before, during and after Election Day. In the days leading up to the election, Voice of America’s Ukrainian Service aired a number of television interviews Read more »

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