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VOA Named Top Station in Somalia

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A Somali-based media organization has named VOA the “Top International Radio Station” in Somalia. VOA’s Harun Maruf was named the “Best Journalist of 2013” among international broadcasters. The first-ever survey by the Mogadishu-based Somali Centre for Media and Studies (SOCMAS) focused on three areas: news Read more »

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VOA Burmese Chief Participates in USIP Myanmar Report

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VOA’s Than Lwin Htun and other well-known Burma specialists were on hand for the release of a U.S. Institute of Peace report on the developing media landscape in Burma. Lwin, the head of VOA’s Burmese Service, was a member of the assessment team for the Read more »

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Presidents of Haiti and Albania Visit VOA on Same Day

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Haitian President Michel Martelly and Albanian President Bujar Nishani sat down for separate interviews Friday at the VOA headquarters in Washington, where they discussed developments at home and their participation in today’s National Prayer Breakfast. “It is always an honor for a Read more »

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BBG Responds to Crisis in the Central African Republic

At PK12 thousands of Muslim residents from Bangui and Mbaiki flee the Central African Republic Bangui in a mass exodus using cars, pickups, trucks, lorries and motorcycles, escorted by Chadian troops on Friday Feb. 7, 2014. Tit-for-tat violence killed more than 1,000 people in Bangui alone in a matter of days in December. An untold number have died in the weeks that followed, with most of the attacks in Bangui targeting Muslims.

WASHINGTON- As the crisis in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) intensifies, so have the efforts of the BBG to bring much-needed news and vital information to residents fleeing the violence. The agency’s interdepartmental response includes developing and producing additional content, augmenting methods to reach audiences, Read more »

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BBG Statement on Media in Cambodia

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This week the Cambodian government has taken steps to restrict independent press, including denying expanded licensing for an independent radio station, cracking down on protestors supporting the independent media, and issuing a report accusing Radio Free Asia and Voice of America of manipulating the news. Read more »

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Leo Sarkisian Honored with VOA Studio Dedication

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The normally loquacious Leo Sarkisian, creator and former co-host of VOA’s Music Time in Africa, stood nearly speechless before a packed room of VOA colleagues, friends and fans, during a heartfelt ceremony dedicating Voice of America’s Studio 23 in his name. “I’m at a loss Read more »

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VOA Rooftop Gets Covered Standup Platform

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VOA’s rooftop standup location, with the US capitol in the background, is one of the best Washington has to offer. And it just got better with the addition of a brand new covered platform. “We have one of the best shots in town, and I’m Read more »

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VOA Launches Bambara Call-in Show

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A year after launching its first-ever Bambara language radio show for audiences in Mali, Voice of America has added a dynamic new call-in program called Anba Fo (in English, We’ll Say It).

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U.S. Media Condemn Attacks on Euromaidan Journalists

Pro-European Union activists attend a rally in Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Tens of thousands of activists rallied in the center of the Ukrainian capital on Sunday, while the organizers of the weeks-long anti-government protests looked for a future strategy amid dwindling numbers and a continuing government crackdown on the protesters. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Harassment, intimidation and attacks on independent journalists, including of those of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and the Voice of America, have spiked in the wake of mass protests in Kyiv, Ukraine. RFE/RL reports a smear campaign targeting veteran journalist Vitaliy Portnikov, intended Read more »

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VOA Partners with Pakistan Radio Network

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America and Pakistan’s Radio News Network (RNN) are teaming up on a new hour-long radio program that focuses on current events and social issues in both countries. The weekly co-production Sada e Jahan (Voice of the World) airs on RNN’s Read more »

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