VOA’s “Beyond the Headlines” on Pakistan’s Express News

Washington, D.C., November 29, 2011 — ‘Beyond the Headlines,’ Voice of America’s Urdu language TV news magazine, will be aired on Pakistan’s Express News cable channel starting December 1st.

The program, called ‘Khabron Se Aage’ in Urdu, had aired on Pakistan’s Geo Network until this week. The Director of VOA’s South Asia Division, Spozhmai Maiwandi, said “Geo News has been a helpful partner and I look forward to new opportunities to work together in the future.”

A spokesman for Express News calls the VOA show a “good addition to its programming lineup.” Spokesman Sumaira Latif says the cable network’s partnership with VOA “will provide a great opportunity to utilize resources and talents through our co-production.”

‘Beyond the Headlines’ is the flagship television news program from VOA’s Urdu Service, broadcasting in-depth reports about issues in the news and features about life in the United States.

The half-hour show, which is broadcast Monday through Friday from Washington, has been entertaining viewers since 2005 with popular segments such as How America Works, Melting Pot, and Campus, a look at issues affecting university students.

VOA Urdu Service radio and TV programs are also available online at www.voanews.com/urdu/news. Visit the ‘Beyond the Headlines’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/khabronSeAage.

For more information about this release contact Kyle King in Washington at kking@voanews.com. Find links to all of VOA’s language services on our main English website at www.voanews.com.