Tag Archives: Voice of America

Voice of America Hosts Panel on Young Muslims in America

Moderator Akmal Dawi (L) with panelists (from L to R) Oya Rose Aktas, Mohamed Hussein, Morsal Mohamad and Othman Altalib

WASHINGTON D.C. — What is it like to be a young Muslim in America? “It definitely is a struggle — not only being a Muslim, not only being a Muslim American — being Somali, being black, being young — there’re a lot of identities that you […]

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VOA Armenian Marks 65 Years On the Air

The Armenian Service of the Voice of America celebrated its 65th anniversary on June 24 during a ceremony at VOA headquarters in Washington. VOA Armenian first aired on June 24, 1951. Diplomats, representatives of the Armenian diaspora and former staff members joined VOA Director Amanda […]

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VOA Award Presented at Myanmar Human Rights Film Festival

The first Voice of America Award for a Human Rights Short Film or Documentary was presented on June 19 at the Fourth Annual Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival in Yangon, Myanmar. VOA Burmese Service Chief Than Lwin Htun was among the three judges […]

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BBG Networks Provide Timely News, Analysis on Orlando Attack

A woman lays flowers at an impromptu memorial in memory of the victims of the Orlando nightclub attack at the U.S, Embassy in Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

For many around the world, BBG networks are serving as the only source of accurate and unbiased coverage of Sunday’s terrorist attack in Orlando, piecing together stories on an incident that has sparked debate on a series of controversial issues such as terrorism, homosexuality, gun […]

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VOA Journalists Attacked in Turkey

VOA Turkish’s Mahmut Bozarslan (L) and VOA Kurdish's Hatice Kamer (R) after being attacked in Midyat, Turkey on June 8.

Two Voice of America journalists were assaulted in Turkey while on assignment Wednesday, June 8. VOA Turkish contributing reporter Mahmut Bozarslan was shooting video in Midyat, Turkey, the scene of a car bombing Wednesday, when a group of young people demanded that he stop filming. […]

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Voice of America Journalist Arrested and Beaten in Angola

a man wearing a white shirt with a VOA logo looks at the camera

A Voice of America reporter was arrested and beaten by police in Angola while on assignment Tuesday, May 24. “I am outraged that VOA’s journalist in Luanda was so viciously attacked simply for doing his job,” VOA Director Amanda Bennett said. “Intimidation of VOA reporters […]

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Voice of America Journalists Beaten in Pakistan and Iraq

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“I am appalled that these VOA journalists, who were only doing their job of reporting accurate information, were beaten and harassed by security forces,” VOA Director Amanda Bennett said. “Intimidation only generates an opposite effect. VOA will not be deterred in its efforts to seek out and share the truth.”

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BBG 360: Matthew Baise, VOA Director of Digital Strategy


Making Progress in Digital and Social Media Matthew Baise is the Director of Digital Strategy for VOA.  He focuses primarily on audience development on web, mobile and social platforms.  He also leads product development for VOA across multiple platforms.  He joined the agency in 2010 […]

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Internet, Mobile and Social Use on the Rise in Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan

A man lying down on a red carpet looks at his cell phone. A swath of sunlight has fallen across him.

Washington, D.C. – Iraqis are increasingly turning to the internet, social media and mobile phones to learn about news and other developments, although television remains their dominant source for information, according to research presented on Wednesday at a briefing conducted by the BBG and Gallup […]

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BBG Marks World Press Freedom Day

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Today, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Broadcasting Board of Governors reiterates its commitment to defending and celebrating the fundamental principles of press freedom around the world.  According to Freedom House in its 2016 Freedom of the Press report, global press freedom […]

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