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VOA’s Arash Sigarchi wins International Award

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Arash Sigarchi, a journalist for Voice of America’s Persian Service, has won top prize at the 2012 Deutsche Welle International Blog Awards – known as the BOBs. Sigarchi’s personal blog, Window of Anguish, was selected by a panel of media experts who considered entries in Read more »

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VOA Reporter Makes Trek to Northern Mali

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VOA reporter Idriss Fall says he found “kind of a dead city” when he traveled to Northern Mali to get a first-hand look at what has become of the region since it was seized by armed rebels earlier this year. Fall, a reporter for VOA’s Read more »

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VOA Carries Aung San Suu Kyi Address in Burmese

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When Aung San Suu Kyi made her unprecedented address to the British Parliament Thursday, Voice of America was the only broadcaster to carry the full speech in Burmese. “Other Burmese language radio stations also covered the same news. But in presenting a translated version, the Read more »

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VOA Urdu Show Changes Lives

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A new Voice of America program in Pakistan is credited with helping to arrange life-changing eye surgery that restored the vision of an elderly man who lost his sight as the result of cataracts. The weekly Urdu language radio program My Story debuted in February Read more »

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VOA Poll Shows Somalis Want Vote on Constitution

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A Voice of America telephone survey in Somalia shows a majority of those polled want a national referendum on the draft constitution that will soon be considered by a select group of community elders. Over the past three months, VOA’s Somali Service , using open Read more »

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VOA Indonesian Tops 1 Million Facebook Fans

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VOA’s Indonesian Service is marking a Facebook milestone: their most popular pages now have more than 1-million fans. “The main page was launched in September 2009 and it just skyrocketed.  Before we knew it, we had hundreds of thousands of fans,” said VOA Indonesian Service’s Read more »

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Citizen Journalists Use #EgyptDecides

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VOA and its international broadcast partners are enhancing coverage of events surrounding Egypt’s runoff presidential election on June 16 th and 17th by harnessing the power of citizen journalists, Facebook, Twitter, mobile phones, tablets and Instagram. Working in cooperation with Radio Sawa and Alhurra television, Read more »

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More Iranians Getting News From VOA

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Voice of America’s audience in Iran grew sharply in 2012, according to new research data released Tuesday. The Gallup poll, conducted in March, shows VOA’s TV weekly audience grew to 21.4%, up from 6.5% in 2011. With the addition of radio and the Internet, VOA’s Read more »

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Meeting at RFE/RL, BBG Moves to Leverage New Openness in Burma, Control Travel Costs, Honor Former Gov. Wimbush

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Prague  — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is moving to take full advantage of the recent liberalization of press restrictions in Burma. At its regular monthly meeting, the board approved a resolution offered by Gov. Michael Meehan that seeks new coordination among the BBG, Read more »

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BBG Adds New Affiliates In Bosnia, Indonesia, Uganda

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The BBG expands the reach of Voice of America with new television affiliates in Republika Srpska and Indonesia, plus a new FM affiliate in Uganda… From the BBG Dealbook: VOA Increases Reach in Bosnia Hema TV, broadcasting to Bosnians in Republika Srpska, is the newest Read more »

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