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  • Mehtap Colak Yilmaz of VOA Turkish, interviewing Russell Crowe on his latest movie "Water Diviner".
  • Rajah Roger Mantu from VOA French to Africa interviews Abderrahmane Sissako, a popular film director and producer whose film “Waiting for Happiness” was screened at the 2002 film festival.
  • Mehtap Colak Yilmaz, the popular host of the VOA Turkish service's weekly magazine show, GUNDEM on a shoot at the tidal basin in Washington DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival
  • VOA Mandarin Hong Kong Correspondent Dahai Han covering the Occupy Central protesters in 2014
  • Covering the developments of the M23 rebel movement in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, VOA journalist Gabe Jaselow reports from the town of Sake, just outside of Goma.
  • Reporting live from the 2013 Presidential Inauguration for VOA's Persian Service, journalist Negar Mohammadi awaits the arrival of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as they walk towards the White House during the parade on January 21st, 2013.
  • VOA Persian Service Director Setareh Sieg visits the Syrian Jordanian border and interviews young girls at the Zaatari refugee camp. These girls are among many children whose fathers have disappeared or are currently fighting against the Syrian government. (October 2012)
  • VOA reporter Luis Ramirez interviews Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta during his visit to Siem Reap, Cambodia, Nov 16, 2012. DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • VOA's Russian Service reporter Fatima Tlisova testifies before the Lantos Human Rights Commission on the situation of the North Caucasus region of Russia, November 15, 2012.  VOA photo by Lisa Ferdinando
  • Amongst the debris in Aleppo, reporter Scott Bobb gathers information regarding the bloody battle for control of Syria's second largest city. (October 19th, 2012)
  • VOA Spanish election team: Ramon Taylor (L), Carmen Centro (C), and Gilberto Cabrera (R) pose at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. The Spanish Service is providing live reports to affiliate stations throughout Latin America.
  • VOA’s Philip Alexiou talks to Planetary geologist Dr. Ross Irwin III at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Center for Earth and Planetary Studies about the complexities of the recent Mars mission and Irwin’s involvement.
  • Henry Ridgwell reports outside the Ceylanpinar refugee camp in Turkey, near the Syrian border, where Syrians are fleeing to escape the intensified fighting between government and rebel forces in their country, August 2, 2012.
  • VOA Pentagon reporter Luis Ramirez (right) records comments from U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (center) on Syria and Israel-Iran nuclear, en route to Tunis, the first stop of a five-day Middle East tour. July 29, 2012.
  • VOA Moscow Bureau Chief Jim Brooke appears with a panel of guests on Echo Moskvi Radio to discuss the Olympics and gun control in the United States.
  • VOA Correspondent Al Pessin interviews a wounded Free Syrian Army fighter in Wadi Khaled Lebanon. July 22, 2012.
  • VOA Korean Service reporter, Sungwon Baik, attends a press conference by North Korean space officials in Pyongyang. April 10, 2012.
  • Children flash the peace sign to VOA reporter Scott Bobb during an anti-Assad demo in Marae on the Syrian Turkish border on August 17th, 2012.
  • VOA Burmese Service Correspondent Kyaw Kyaw Thein reports from Aung San Suu Kyi's victory speech at NLD headquarters in Ragoon on April 2, 2012.
  • VOA religion reporter Jerome Socolovsky on the streets of Havana covering the visit by the Pope.

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VOA Reporter, Steve Herman On Social Media Impacti
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April 17, 2015
VOA Reporter, Steve Herman talks about the impact that social media has had on his reporting.

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