November 26, 2014 Washington DC 12:12 PM


Media Relations / Press Releases

VOA Launches New FM Radio Stream To Help Fight Ebola

November 24, 2014
Voice of America is expanding its coverage in West Africa, with a focus on news and information related to Ebola. More

Ebola Experts and Ebola Survivors Address VOA Town Hall

Voice of America’s weekly television show Straight Talk Africa was the forum Wednesday for a town hall meeting at VOA’s Washington headquarters on Ebola, hosted by Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali.

TV and Digital Fuel Robust Growth for Voice of America

Voice of America’s weekly global audience hit a record high 171.6 million in 2014, due to significant increases in its television and digital audiences.

New VOA Persian Program Shows Lighter Side of American Life

Comedy is back in the weekly lineup of the Persian Service of the Voice of America. The host of the new half-hour talk show, created exclusively for VOA, is Iranian-American Max Amini.

Election Time Is a Good Time for VOA’s Affiliates

Audiences throughout the world turned to Voice of America for coverage of the U.S. midterm elections and VOA delivered.

VOA Journalist Wins Praise for Her Role in Ukraine Election Debates

“It is hard to find the words that would fully reflect the contribution made by Mrs. Gongadze in conducting the debates.” So said the Director General of Ukraine’s First National TV, Zurab Alasaniia.

VOA Exclusive: North Korean Ultimatum to US: Stop the Pressure on Human Rights

A high-ranking North Korean official has issued a warning to the United States: America’s continued pressure on the human rights situation in North Korea will lead Pyongyang to review its policy toward the United States.

New TV Show Brings ‘Facts, not Lies,’ to Russian Speakers

“Current Time” is one part of U.S. international media’s efforts to respond to official propaganda in and around Russia.

Kerry Talks with VOA about Peace Prize Winners and Afghan Peace Prospects

“Terrific.” That’s what Secretary of State John Kerry said about the news that children's rights advocates Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India have won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

VOA Journalist Will Be Front and Center at Ukraine’s Election Debates

VOA journalist and broadcaster Myroslava Gongadze has been selected to co-host a series of parliamentary election debates on one of Ukraine’s major networks, First National TV.

VOA Partners with Leading Radio Station in Haiti

The Voice of America will expand its broadcast footprint through a newly minted agreement with Radio Télé Caraibes, FM 94.5 and AM 1150, a market-leading radio station in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with coverage in selected cities across the county.

VOA Launches Kurd Connection

The Kurdish Service of Voice of America today launched an expanded live version of its Kurd Connection TV Program to Iraqi-Kurdistan.

Putin Foe Speaks to VOA

After being silent about it for more than ten years, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the most well-known political opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is once again talking Russian politics.

VOA Goes to the Heart of Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone and Liberia

A reporter for VOA based in Sierra Leone, Adam Bailes, recently became one of the first journalists to travel to the Ebola-stricken village of Makeni, in Sierra Leone’s Northern Province. He filed a heartbreaking video report.

Information That Can Save Lives

Throughout its history, VOA has always delivered the news. For months now, in its coverage of the Ebola crisis, VOA has been delivering news that saves lives.

Russian Channel Suspends Show with VOA

A breakthrough weekly show involving Russian and American journalists and guests has been “suspended”, the Russian Business Channel (RBC) says, for the next two weeks.

Something New for Russians

For the past two weeks, TV audiences in Russia have had a chance to see something exceedingly unusual on Russian airwaves: candid exchanges about U.S. and Russian policies, including criticism of the Putin government.

VOA Russian and Russian Affiliate Launch New Show about US-Russian Relations

Cold War? -- a groundbreaking interactive TV show co-produced by Voice of America’s Russian Service and the Russian Business Channel -- premiered live today in a primetime slot to audiences in Russia.

VOA Peerless in Coverage of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Twelve African heads of state granted Voice of America exclusive interviews during last week’s historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, underscoring VOA’s impact across the continent.

Voice of America Ends Greek Broadcasts

After 72 years on air, the Voice of America Greek Service -- one of its longest-running language services -- is signing off today for the last time, bidding adieu to loyal listeners in Greece, Cyprus, and beyond.

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