Tag Archives: Voice of America

Burma President Questioned on Rights Issues at VOA Town Hall Event

Burmese President Thein Sein (left) at live VOA town hall event on May 19 in Washington with Burmese Service Chief Lwin Htun Than.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Burmese President Thein Sein defended his government’s record on human rights issues before a live studio audience at Voice of America Sunday, the first day of his visit to the United States. President Thein Sein, who is scheduled to meet with President Read more »

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VOA Exclusive: Boston Bombing Suspect Met Former Chechen Rebel before Attack

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - A former Chechen rebel fighter living in the United States tells VOA he met several times with Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev prior to the attack that killed three and wounded more than 260 others.   In an exclusive interview, former Chechen rebel Musa Read more »

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VOA Pronunciation Guide Gets Innovative Makeover

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mastering hard-to-say names from around the world is now easier and faster than ever with Voice of America’s newly updated online pronunciation guide. VOA Pronounce gives you access to nearly 7,000 hard-to-say newsmaker names and locations, and it puts them at your Read more »

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Newseum Memorial Honors VOA Reporter killed in Pakistan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Slain VOA reporter Mukarram Khan Aatif-one of 82 journalists from around the world who lost their lives in 2012-was honored in Washington Monday as the Newseum added new names to its memorial for fallen journalists. “This is a solemn and sad occasion Read more »

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Somali President Appears at VOA Event

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has told a VOA sponsored town hall meeting in London that young people are still joining the al-Shabab militant group because of the “weakness” of Somali leaders.   “The fact that al-Shabab convinces a young man to Read more »

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VOA Albanian Service Marks 70th Anniversary

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Presidents, diplomats, Balkan officials and members of the U.S. Congress paid an emotional tribute to the Voice of America’s Albanian Service Tuesday, as the service marked the 70th anniversary of its first broadcast in 1943.Speaking at VOA headquarters in Washington, New York Read more »

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Governors Seek to Expand U.S. International Media Efforts in Russia

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At the end of their May 3-7 visit to Moscow, BBG Board members Susan McCue and Michael Meehan released the following statement: “Given the rapidly shrinking independent media across Russia over the past few months, we have asked the management of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Read more »

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BBG Governor Offers Support to RFA Office in Cambodia

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During a personal trip to Southeast Asia, BBG Governor Victor Ashe stopped by the Radio Free Asia office in Phnom Penh to check on operations and offer support to the staff and journalists there. “We salute you, and we recognize and appreciate the risks you Read more »

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BBG Broadcasters Provide Unique, Global Coverage of Boston Bombings

Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the suspected Boston bombers, speaks with VOA and other reporters.

Americans were not the only ones captivated by the events unfolding in Boston last week. The Boston Marathon brings visitors from around the world – 96 countries were represented in this year’s race, according to Boston Athletic Association’s website. So when the attacks occurred, the Read more »

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RFE/RL and VOA Experts Available to Discuss Chechnya

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Recent developments in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation indicate the two leading suspects are brothers who immigrated to the United States from the North Caucasus region of Russia. For insight into this unfolding story, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America offer interviews with Read more »

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