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Ethiopia Releases VOA Correspondent, Drops Charges

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A VOA correspondent and his translator were freed Saturday after being detained overnight by Ethiopian police on a charge of “illegal reporting.” Listen to an interview with veteran VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein. Read the full story. Heinlein and translator Simegineh Yekoye were arrested Friday as Read more »

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VOA Statement on the Detention of its Ethiopia Correspondent

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Washington, D.C., May 25, 2012  — “We are aware of reports that VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein was detained today in Addis Ababa. The safety and welfare of our reporters is our utmost concern and we are working to gather more information about Mr. Heinlein’s status. Read more »

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Myroslava Gongadze, VOA Journalist and Ukrainian Rights Activist

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VOA Journalist Myroslava Gongadze, a tireless campaigner for human rights and freedom of the press in her native Ukraine, has been profiled in the new documentary, A whisper to a Roar, which tells the stories of democracy activists in five countries around the world. Myroslava, Read more »

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VOA English Website Gets New Look

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Voice of America’s English language website,VOAnews.com, migrated to a new content management system Monday, giving users a different look, easier navigation, and more ways to join the conversation on subjects that matter to them. Images tell a story as well as words or sound, so Read more »

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VOA’s Elez Biberaj Honored by Albanian President

Albanian President Bamir Topi gives his country’s Presidential “Medal of Gratitude” to Elez Biberaj, the Director of Voice of America’s Eurasia Division.

 Albanian President Bamir Topi has awarded his country’s Presidential “Medal of Gratitude” to Elez Biberaj, the Director of Voice of America’s Eurasia Division and former head of the VOA Albanian Service. Dr. Biberaj was recognized for his contribution to the democratization of Albania and the Read more »

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VOA Exclusive with Eritrean President

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Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki has granted an exclusive interview to VOA’s English to Africa reporter Peter Clottey, who questioned the president about restrictions on the media and the east African country’s reputation for being closed to foreign journalists. President Isaias Afewerki said he will do Read more »

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BBG, VOA Media Event in Dar-Es-Salam

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A full day of training on health issues in Tanzania and the role of the media in communicating health information, particularly the role of international broadcasting was held May 17 in Dar-Es-Salam. About 30 reporters and health experts participated in the Broadcasting Board of Governors Read more »

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BBG, VOA Media Event in Dar-Es-Salam, May 17-18

May 17 will feature a full-day training on Health issues and Tanzania and the role of the media in communicating health information, particularly the role of International Broadcasting. About 30 reporters and health experts are participating in this event. The second event on May 18 Read more »

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New VOA Show Lampoons Iranian Politics

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Voice of America’s newest Persian TV program hits the airwaves in Iran Friday with an off-beat look at the Iranian political scene. The new show, OnTen, which means Antenna in English, is more than just a wrap-up of the week’s headlines.  The half-hour mix of Read more »

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Rep. Dan Burton Appears on VOA’s Café D.C.

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VOA’s Café D.C. host, Urdu Service Chief Faiz Rehman, speaks with Congressman Dan Burton (R-Ind) on this week’s show. Congressman Burton discusses his reasons for retiring, and also opens up about his troubled childhood. The Congressman also talks about his view on the relationship between Read more »

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