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Media Relations / Press Releases

VOA’s Shaka Ssali to Moderate Ugandan Presidential Debate

February 12, 2016
Shaka Ssali, host and managing editor of VOA's TV and radio program Straight Talk Africa, has been selected as one of three moderators for the Uganda presidential debate in Kampala, Uganda on February 13, 2016. More

VOA Creole Marks 30 Years On the Air

From its first five-minute news feed with one broadcaster to its current Radio-on-TV programming, VOA Creole has been one of the most reliable and authoritative sources of news in Haiti.

VOA Condemns Attack on Kabul Journalists

The Voice of America condemns the suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, January 20 that killed seven journalists and wounded 26 others who worked for Tolo TV and its parent company, Moby Group.

VOA Kurdish Launches New TV Program

Voice of America’s Kurdish Service has launched Kurdvizyon (Kurd Vision), a new 30-minute television news program, via its Kurdish affiliate, Ozgur Gun TV, in Dayirbakir, Turkey.

BBG, VOA Honor Freelance Journalist Killed in Yemen

The Broadcasting Board of Governors expressed shock and sadness Sunday after freelance journalist Almigdad Mojalli, on assignment for the Voice of America, was killed in an air raid in Yemen.

VOA Hausa Service Journalist Receives Burke Award

Voice of America reporter Ibrahim Ahmed is among the recipients of the Distinguished Journalism Award.

New Amharic Youth Program Debuts on VOA

The Voice of America has launched Gabina VOA, a new Amharic-language infotainment youth radio show for the Horn of Africa region.

New VOA Radio Program Reaches out to Somali Youth

Voice of America is giving young Somali listeners a new platform for exploring social issues and getting the latest news along with music and technology features.

VOA Achieves Record Audience Growth, Impact

Weekly audiences for Voice of America news and programs in all media hit record levels in 2015, reaching 187.7 million people weekly, according to new figures released by the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

VOA Covers Historic Myanmar Elections, Social Media Surges 7 Million

In Myanmar’s historic general elections November 8, VOA’s Burmese Service watched the voting process through its reporters on the ground in Yangon and elsewhere.

Haitian Journalists Complete Social Media Workshop at VOA

Last Friday, ten journalists from Haiti received certificates from the Voice of America for their completion of a workshop on “Journalism and Social Media in the Context of Elections.”

WWII Veteran Remembered, Honored in Award-winning Documentary

More than 60 years after the end of World War II, a documentary about an everyday soldier in that war has won an Emmy from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

VOA Documentary Screening at U.S. Institute of Peace

Produced in partnership with the Asia Broadcasting Union, the 30-minute documentary will have its first Washington screening on Tuesday, November 3rd at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).

Voice of America and the Newseum Institute Host Joint Forum: ISIS and the Digital War

The Islamic State group has mastered the use of social media to promote its cause like no other extremist organization, experts said Wednesday in Washington.

VOA Presents Live Broadcast from the Newseum: ISIS and the Digital War

On October 21st, Voice of America and the Newseum Institute are partnering to take a deeper look at the IS media machine in a live televised special: ISIS and the Digital War.

VOA Story Cited in Special UN Human Rights Report

One of two Voice of America exclusive stories by reporter Eun Jung Cho covering abusive practices against North Korean workers in Qatar was cited in a special United Nations human rights report.

VOA Afghanistan Service Celebrates 35 Years on Air

This week, Voice of America marks 35 years of broadcasts to Afghanistan, with special tributes and programming dedicated to the history of the service.

VOA Documentary Debuts at Asia Society in New York

VOA’s latest documentary A Single Step: Journeys of Women Leaders debuted at a special screening at the Asia Society in New York last week, bringing in a great crowd and a dynamic discussion following the screening.

VOA Hausa Launches TV Program

Voice of America expands its leadership in Hausa-language programming with a new weekly television broadcast for affiliates premiering September 25 at 19:00 UTC.

Global Audience Turns to VOA Ahead of Pope Francis US Tour

In Washington, New York, and Philadelphia, VOA reporters and camera crews are on the scene covering the visit from the White House to Capitol Hill to Ground Zero to Independence Hall.

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