December 19, 2014 Washington DC 7:02 PM


Media Relations / Press Releases

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

Albanian President Bujar Nishani presents VOA journalist Ilir Ikonomi with Lifetime Achievement Award.

December 19, 2014
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. More

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.

VOA Tibetan Television Special: Interview with the Dalai Lama

Voice of America’s Tibetan Service today broadcast an exclusive 80-minute interview with the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and historical leader of Tibet.

VOA Reporter Sings at Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo

At the invitation of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, a VOA journalist performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony today in Oslo.

BBC and VOA Join Forces To Fight Ebola

The BBC World Service and Voice of America (VOA) have entered into a ground-breaking partnership to pool resources and content about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, so as many people as possible receive factual information about the disease.

VOA Launches New FM Radio Stream To Help Fight Ebola

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

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.

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