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VOA Provides Extensive Coverage of Attacks in Nigeria

A soldier walks past damaged buses following an explosion at a bus park in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, April. 14, 2014. Suspected Islamic militants struck at the heart of Nigeria with a massive rush-hour explosion at a bus station Monday that killed 71, with the toll expected to rise in the deadliest attack yet on the nation’s capital. Survivors screamed in anguish and the stench of burning fuel and flesh hung over the site where billows of black smoke rose as firefighters worked to put out the fires. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Amidst the terror of bus bombs and mass kidnappings in Nigeria, the Voice of America is keeping its audiences informed, providing extensive news coverage across multiple platforms. VOA’s Hausa and English-to-Africa Services provided up-to-the-minute reporting on two major recent attacks on April 14: a rush-hour Read more »

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VOA Racks Up Medals at this Year’s New York Festivals Best TV and Film Awards

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With entries from more than 50 countries, the competition for prizes at this year’s New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards was intense. Nevertheless, Voice of America came out a big winner, earning a Silver Medal in the category of Special Report for the Read more »

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Ukrainians Turn to VOA and RFE/RL for Accurate Information on Developments

Ukrainians with the national flag gather in support of a united Ukraine in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. will send nonlethal assistance to Ukraine's military in light of what he called Russia's ongoing destabilizing actions there. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

As the information war continues to rage on in Ukraine, and the realities of Russian control over resources sets in, more and more Ukrainians are turning to the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for accurate and reliable information. Voice of America and Radio Read more »

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Ukraine and Crimea: Getting the Word Out and Serving Audience Needs in the Region

VOA's Elizabeth Arrott in Ukraine

Tensions continued to rise this week as Russia retained control of Crimea, people across Ukraine remained on edge, protests continued to erupt, and residents of nearby countries wondered what might come next.  Amid the uncertainty, the journalists supported by the Broadcasting Board of Governors provided Read more »

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BBG Networks Cover Afghan Elections

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As Afghans went to the polls on April 5, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors provided extensive coverage – during the campaigns, throughout Election Day, and immediately after. Voice of America’s Ashna TV and Radio provided wall-to-wall coverage of the landmark vote, beginning Read more »

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VOA Co-Produces Dangdut Singing Competition for National Television in Indonesia

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Question: What do you get when you blend Arabic, Indian and Indonesian music? Answer: Dangdut.  And what do you get when American singers compete to be the best in the U.S. at Dangdut, a genre that has millions of fans in Indonesia? Read more »

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BBG Networks Provide Coverage of Realities in Crimea and Ukraine

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As the standoff in Crimea continues, the networks of the BBG are enhancing their coverage and distribution of programming to the volatile region. Last week, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) launched a Crimea-focused website, “Crimea Realities.” In its first six days the site was visited Read more »

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Russia Clamps Down Further on U.S. International Media

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, visits the headquarters of "Russia Today" TV channel in Moscow, Russia, (AP Photo/Yuri Kochetkov, Pool)

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a recent decision by Russian authorities to cut off all remaining radio transmissions by U.S. international media in Russia. In a one-sentence letter dated March 21, Dmitry Kiselev, the director of the information agency Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today), Read more »

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VOA Marks 20 Years Since Rwandan Genocide with Panel Event on the Role of Mass Media

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twenty years ago this month a killing spree began in a small country in Central Africa.  Several weeks went by before the world learned the extent of the killings – learned that a genocide was under way in Rwanda.  We now know Read more »

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BBG Networks Continue to Increase Coverage in Ukraine and Crimea

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Amid mounting tensions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the networks of the BBG continue to boost their service to audiences in the region, creating new methods of engagement and providing additional avenues for accurate and impartial news. In addition to establishing a “Crimea Desk” dedicated Read more »

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