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VOA Report Debuts on Indonesia's Metro TV


A new seven-minute program focused on news from and about the United States

Washington, D.C., April 3, 2006 - The Voice of America's Indonesian Service today launched Laporan VOA (VOA Report), a new seven-minute program focused on news from and about the U.S. Laporan VOA will air regularly during Metro TV's morning news program in Indonesia, Metro Pagi (Metro Morning), between 5:50 A.M. and 5:57 A.M. in Jakarta.

VOA's debut program, which aired Monday morning in Indonesia, included reports on the U.S. Congressional debate on immigration reform, immigration protests by the Virginia Minutemen, and the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

Metro TV also carries VOA's half-hour magazine show, Dunia Kita (Our World), which airs on Mondays at 4:05 P.M. Metro TV, a 24-hour national news station with an audience estimated at 110 million, has maintained a close working relationship with VOA's Indonesian Service for more than four years.

VOA's Indonesian Service broadcasts 9.5 hours of radio every day and nearly three hours daily of television programming. Its radio programs are carried by more than 200 AM and FM affiliates across Indonesia and its television programs have been aired by 21 national and regional TV stations.

For more information on programs, frequencies, and scheduling for VOA's Indonesian Service, please visit: www.VOANews.com/Indonesian.

The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 100 million people. Programs are produced in 44 languages, including English.

For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at (202) 203-4959, or E-Mail publicaffairs@voa.gov.

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