Tag Archives: VOA

VOA App Named Finalist for Meffy Award

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Voice of America’s mobile news app, which was created with assistance by BBG’s Office of Digital and Design Innovation, has been selected as a finalist for “Best Mobile Service” at the 2014 Meffy Awards. This is the first time a BBG product has been selected Read more »

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VOA Launches Kurd Connection

Two anchors sit at desk on the set of the new Kurdish news program

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Kurdish Service of Voice of America has launched an expanded live version of its Kurd Connection TV Program to Iraqi-Kurdistan. The Kurdish news and current events show has been expanded from 20 minutes to 50 minutes at the request of the VOA affiliate Read more »

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VOA, RFA Evade Chinese Government Censors with Coverage of Hong Kong Protests

Students in Hong Kong protests sit in street blocking traffic.

While the coverage of the Hong Kong protests by international broadcasters such as CNN and BBC are being blacked out in China, Radio Free Asia and Voice of America continue to reach mainland audiences with unbiased news and information on multiple media platforms.

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Putin Foe Speaks to VOA

Mikhail Khodorkovsky (left) awaits a question from VOA Russian’s Alexander Panov

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After being silent about it for more than ten years, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the most well-known political opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is once again talking Russian politics. He ended his silence this week in Washington, where he was the keynote speaker at a Read more »

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VOA’s Heather Maxwell Travels to Rwanda and Cameroon

Heather Maxwell joins musicians onstage in Cameroon

Dr. Heather Maxwell, host of VOA’s Music Time in Africa, traveled to Central Africa this summer as an arts envoy of the United States on a trip sponsored by the State Department. During the trip the she visited Cameroon and Rwanda and appeared on radio Read more »

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VOA Goes to the Heart of Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone and Liberia

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Every day Voice of America broadcasts news about the Ebola outbreak to millions of people in Africa in more than 20 languages, along with information about how to avoid contracting the disease. A reporter for VOA based in Sierra Leone, Adam Bailes, recently Read more »

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Information That Can Save Lives

A health worker volunteer marks a home with chalk to identify that it has been visited, as they distribute bars of soap and information about Ebola in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Source: AP

To ensure that audiences have all the facts about Ebola, VOA has also set up an Ebola microsite that provides clear answers to the most-asked questions: What is Ebola? How to avoid getting Ebola? What are the symptoms of Ebola? How is Ebola treated? The microsite also stresses the danger of misinformation, such as the false report of a vaccine for the disease.

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BBG Networks Provide Comprehensive Coverage of President’s Speech

Screenshot of Alhurra's coverage of Obama's speech

When President Obama addressed the nation on September 10 to outline his strategy for dealing with the terrorist group ISIS, the networks of the BBG provided comprehensive coverage and in-depth analysis to their audiences around the world. Leading up to the speech, Alhurra provided special Read more »

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Something New for Russians

New VOA and RBC co-production, Cold War?

For the past two weeks, TV audiences in Russia have had a chance to see something exceedingly unusual on Russian airwaves: candid exchanges about U.S. and Russian policies, including criticism of the Putin government.  The exchanges took place on a new program called Cold War?, Read more »

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VOA Russian and Russian Affiliate Launch New Show about US-Russian Relations

New VOA and RBC co-production, Cold War?

WASHINGTON, D.C.— A groundbreaking TV show co-produced by Voice of America’s Russian Service and the Russian Business Channel premiered live Thursday in a primetime slot to audiences in Russia. Cold War? connects VOA hosts in Washington and New York with RBC’s Moscow-based host for a Read more »

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