Tag Archives: Voice of America

BBG Renews Its Call for the Release of Bashar Fahmi and Cüneyt Ünal

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It has been 50 days since the capture of Alhurra journalist Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman Cüneyt Ünal in Syria; the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) emphatically renews its call for their release. On Aug. 20th Fahmi and Ünal were in reporting from Aleppo, Syria Read more »

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Statement: VOA Condemns Harassment of Reporter in Ethiopia

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America is condemning the harassment of a VOA reporter who was forced to erase recordings she made during a protest rally Friday at the main mosque in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Local VOA reporter Marthe van der Wolf was briefly Read more »

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Iranian Jamming Disrupts U.S. International Broadcasting Across Several Continents

Jamming began as Iranians, like those in this AP Image in central Tehran, protested falling currency exchange rates.

Washington, D.C. — Iranian jamming of U.S. government-sponsored news and information programs disrupted broadcasts from Morocco to Eastern Europe to Indonesia, the Broadcasting Board of Governors has found. Satellite operator Eutelsat confirmed that the intermittent jamming was coming from inside Iran. This most recent episode of Read more »

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VOA Ethnomusicologist Leo Sarkisian Retires at 91, Leaves Lasting Legacy

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Leo Sarkisian, the creator of Music Time in Africa , VOA’s oldest English language music program, signed out of work for the last time Friday, ending a career that spanned more than half a century and took him to every country on the African continent. Read more »

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VOA Chinese TV Goes on New Satellite

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Good news for Voice of America fans in China.  VOA TV programs in Chinese, Tibetan and English can now be watched on two direct-to-home satellites. The VOA programs were added this month to the lineup on Telstar 18, also known as ApStar5, which broadcasts on Read more »

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VOA Website Wins Online News Association Award

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Washington, D.C. — Middle East Voices, a collaborative Voice of America social journalism project that combines traditional reporting, commentary, and the stories of people living through the Arab Spring, has been honored with a 2012 Online Journalism Award for “Topical Reporting.” The awards, which were announced Read more »

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Panel Examines New Laws in Russia (VIDEO)

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today hosted a panel discussion to examine the impact of several new, repressive Russian laws on freedom of expression and the operations of international organizations. The discussion, called “New Russian Laws – Tightening the Noose on Free Speech?,” was held Read more »

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VOA’s interview with Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn

Neon Trees Band Members : Branden Campbell (far left), Tyler Glenn, Elaine Bradley, and Chris Allen (far right).

Lead singer and keyboardist Tyler Glenn, from the alternative rock band Neon Trees, sat down with VOA’s Larry London to promote the group’s highly-anticipated new album, Picture Show.  In the interview, which aired September 3rd and is available online, Glenn talks about the band’s origins Read more »

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OMG! Host Jessica Beinecke Meets Panda

Jessica Beinecke, the host of VOA’s popular English learning blog OMG! Meiyu, posing with a panda in Chana.

Jessica Beinecke, the host of VOA’s popular English learning blog OMG! Meiyu, spent a little quality time with a very special fan this month, Jun Jun the giant panda. Jessica just returned from nearly two weeks in China, where she shot several new episodes for Read more »

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Mideast Voices is Finalist for Online Award

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The Online News Association has named VOA’s Middle East Voices as a finalist in the 2012 Online Journalism Awards, which honor excellence in digital journalism. Middle East Voices was designed as a collaborative online platform, combining investigative journalism, crowdsourcing and social media technology to report Read more »

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