In Vanishing History, Daud Khattak, Senior Editor of RFE/RL’s Pakistani Service, known locally as Radio Mashaal, examines the brave efforts to protect northwest Pakistan’s ancient Buddhist heritage in the face of threats from looting, neglect, vandalism, and the Taliban.

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Voice of America wins Bronze World Medal at New York Festivals Awards

VOA News Center’s TV series Off The Highway won the Bronze medal in the Coverage of Continuing News category. The series gives VOA audiences insight into a different American perspective and a glimpse into parts of the U.S. not as frequently covered as urban centers along the east and west coasts.

Radio Free Asia’s Burmese Service wins at New York Festivals

Radio Free Asia (RFA) won a bronze medal in the biography/profiles category at the 2018 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards for its television profile piece titled, “Child Solider Recalls his Plight.” It follows former child soldier, Aung Ko Htway, as he describes his abduction and forced conscription for nearly 10 years.

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Alhurra TV wins Silver World Medal at New York Festivals Awards

Alhurra Television’s promotional video for the acclaimed series Exiting ISIS won the Silver Medal for Best Promotional Program at the 2018 New York Festival International Television and Film Awards. Exiting ISIS is a documentary series that interviews defectors who provide first-hand accounts revealing the extremist group’s entrenched culture of deception, intimidation, cruelty, drugs, and sexual abuse. .

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VOA’s The Air Force’s Quiet Crises wins CAPBA’s Outstanding News Series award

Voice of America won Outstanding News Series for The Air Force’s Quiet Crises, at the 2017 Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) awards. The series covers the U.S. Air Force’s inability to carry out all planned missions due to a shortage of pilots and ground crews to service the aircraft. Pentagon Correspondent Carla Babb and Photographer/Editor Mike Burke produced the series.

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American Muslim Portraits wins Best in Show – Television at CAPBA awards

Voice of America won Best in Show – Television for American Muslim Portraits, at the 2017 Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) awards. The series profiles a diverse group of U.S. Muslims and was created by Carolyn Presutti, Bezhan Hamdard, Mike Burke, and Jeff Swicord.