May 26, 2015 Washington DC 7:31 AM


Media Relations / Press Releases

Current Time Expanding in Eastern Europe

VOA Russian host Yulia Savchenko interviews political analyst Dimitri Oreshkin on Current Time Week in Review

May 19, 2015
Current Time, a TV news program for Russian-speaking audiences in countries bordering Russia, launched its new weekend edition with shows affording viewers a fresh alternative to Russian-controlled TV. More

VOA on the Frontlines of Political Crisis in Burundi

Voice of America is leading international coverage of the political upheaval in Burundi with on-the-scene reporting and new programming in Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, French, Swahili, and English.

VOA Boosts Broadcasts to Burundi as Civilians Flee Political Violence

Voice of America today began boosting broadcasts to Burundi where at least 14 people have been and killed and more than 200 injured in protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza running for a third term.

VOA Report: Qatari Company Fires Almost Half Its North Korean Workforce

In a Voice of America exclusive, VOA’s Korean Service reports that a well-known construction company in Qatar has fired 90 North Korean laborers.

New York Festivals Honors VOA Documentary

The VOA documentary AIDS: Living in the Shadows won the Silver World Medal at the 2015 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards.

One Year In Captivity: Anniversary of Nigeria’s Chibok Girls Marked by VOA

Voice of America today marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who are still missing and thought to be captives of the terrorist group in the forests of northern Nigeria.

David Ensor Stepping Down as VOA Director

Voice of America Director David Ensor today announced his resignation after nearly four years leading the nation’s international state broadcaster.

VOA Announces New Managing Editor for News Center

Voice of America has named Clara Dominguez as Managing Editor of the VOA News Center, the main source of news-gathering and production for a weekly audience of more than 172 million people in nearly 50 languages.

Nigeria’s Big Election Gets Big VOA Coverage

Voice of America will provide unprecedented coverage of Nigeria’s presidential election, being held Saturday.

Relations with US Are Back on Track, Afghan Leaders Tell VOA

Voice of America gave millions of Afghans a front row view of their new leaders visiting Washington.

VOA Exclusive: Nigeria Brings in Foreign Soldiers To Fight Boko Haram

Nigerian military sources told VOA that soldiers from South Africa and other countries are in Nigeria fighting Boko Haram.

Nigerian President Tells VOA Boko Haram Forces Have Links with Islamic State

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says fighters from Boko Haram, the extremist group that controls large areas of northeastern Nigeria, have traveled to the Middle East for training with Islamic State militants.

VOA Launches 102 FM in Dakar

Voice of America launched a new FM transmitter in Dakar, Senegal, bringing VOA’s French-language programming to that city and its suburbs.

Tribute to Heroes of Soviet Dissident Movement on VOA

Voice of America (VOA) has released the first English-language episode of a documentary series on the Soviet dissidents and human rights activists who played a crucial role in ending the Cold War.

At VOA-Sponsored Town Hall, Nigerian Youth Leaders Warn Tensions Could Mar Upcoming Vote

With Boko Haram militants waging increasingly audacious attacks and political tensions skyrocketing ahead of the March 28 elections, Nigeria could see a repeat of the devastating 2011 election riots ..."

New Platform for VOA Television in Africa

A new agreement between Voice of America and a South Africa-based company, Tuluntulu, paves the way for Africans to watch VOA English-language television on their mobile devices regardless of the network that they use.

VOA’s Ilir Ikonomi Honored by the Union of Albanian Journalists

Ilir Ikonomi, team leader of VOA’s Albanian Service, has received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Union of Albanian Journalists, Albania’s most important journalistic organization.

VOA Exclusive: Diamonds and the Death of the Central African Republic

A riveting multimedia report tells how the diamond trade fueled a cycle of poverty and violence in the Central African Republic.

Tech-Savvy Young Audience Gives Big Numbers to VOA Hausa

It has been a record-breaking time for the digital platform of VOA’s Hausa Service, which broadcasts to Nigeria and other Hausa-speaking areas of West Africa.

VOA Ukrainian Marks Its 65th Anniversary

At a celebration at VOA headquarters in Washington honoring the launch, on December 12, 1949, of VOA's first broadcast in Ukrainian that nation's ambassador announced that a journalist in the Ukrainian Service will receive a prestigious honor from Kyiv.

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