A team of six firefighters from Chihuahua, Mexico, used the VOA Learning English series “Let’s Learn English” (LLE) earlier this year to improve their spoken and written English language skills. They were preparing to attend a five-month firefighting academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that will begin in February 2018, and found that the series prepared them well for their entrance exam.
A video produced as part of the Raise Your Voice campaign features the account of a Yazidi teen who was abducted by ISIS and forced to become a sex slave before her eventual escape.
Alhurra-Iraq aired a video story about an Iraqi artist who took back the streets and walls of the city by painting over the messages of intolerance and violence left behind by the militant group.
VOA Turkish service reporters were outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence on Tuesday, May 16, and captured the brawl that broke out between visiting Turkish president Erdogan’s supporters and pro-Kurdish demonstrators. The video was widely used by U.S. and international media outlets.
Thae Young-ho, former Deputy Ambassador to the North Korean embassy in the UK and the highest ranking diplomat to defect from the DPRK, has repeatedly commented on the importance of U.S. international media’s Korean programming.
“It’s amazing the way people are coming together on our platforms,” said Fekeiki.