August 01, 2014 Washington DC 9:52 AM


Media Relations / Press Releases

VOA Covers Young Africa Leaders Initiative Summit

July 29, 2014
All eight of VOA’s Africa Division language services – in 16 languages -- as well as English to Africa and VOA’s Central Newsroom, are reporting on YALI in-depth on a variety of multimedia platforms. More

VOA Premieres AIDS Documentary at World AIDS Conference

A stirring new VOA documentary, AIDS: Living in the Shadows, is making its world premiere today at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, with some help from the star power of Sir Elton John.

VOA Exclusive Interview with President Karzai

In an exclusive interview with Voice of America, Afghan President Hamid Karzai made clear his displeasure with the audit deal recently brokered by Secretary of State Kerry. He accepted it, though, because the “Afghan people are waiting ... impatiently to have a new president.”

Foe to Friend: Former Secretary of State Baker on Eduard Shevardnadze

James Baker, U.S. Secretary of State at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union, spoke with VOA July 10 about the recent death of Eduard Shevardnadze, calling him “one of the true architects of a peaceful end to the Cold War.”

Haitian President Appears on VOA Creole Programs

In his second interview with Voice of America in four months, Haitian President Michel Martelly told VOA Creole on Wednesday that he supports the gradual departure of the UN Stabilization Mission in his country, which has been stationed in Haiti since 2004.

Costa Rican President Talks about Venezuela, Trade with VOA

In an interview with Voice of America, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis had some candid advice for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on how he should deal with protests that have rocked his government: He should be more democratic.

VOA Grant Will Bring Ukrainian Journalist to USA

With a fellowship grant from Voice of America, a Ukrainian television correspondent will travel to Washington soon to work alongside staffers of VOA's Ukrainian Service for several months and report about American life, views and values.

World Cup Fever at VOA

Just in time for World Cup 2014 in Brazil, Voice of America is introducing a new soccer program and two new blogs to enable its global audiences to better enjoy the world’s game.

VOA Programming is Now Available in U.S. by Mobile Phone

The Voice of America has signed a new agreement with the leading digital call-to-listen platform, AudioNow, to provide VOA programming inside the United States.

Tiananmen Square Eyewitnesses Open Up to VOA Ahead of 25th Anniversary

Two survivors of the Tiananmen Square protests broke their 25-year silence today on an emotional edition of the Voice of America Mandarin Service’s weekly Pro & Con TV program.

Exclusive VOA Interview With Policeman Shows Corruption

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an exclusive interview with a VOA Hausa reporter, a Nigerian policeman in the Mobile Police Squad assigned to fight terrorism in the country said that corruption hampers the fight against Boko Haram.

VOA Thai Programming Counters Coup

VOA responded to the Thai military’s suspension of radio and television broadcasts by expanding its programming on satellite and digital media, adding two new time slots to its news program, Hotline News.

Kerry Warns U.S. Is Close to Imposing Sanctions in Effort to End Fighting in South Sudan

In an interview with VOA at the State Department Monday, Kerry said the Obama administration is "very, very closely" looking at possible sanctions, though he declined to specify who the U.S. might target.

Stowaway's Father Talks to VOA Somali Service: Leading U.S. News Organizations Turn to VOA for Exclusive Material

Voice of America has long been delivering news – and also long been breaking news.

VOA Co-Produces Dangdut Singing Competition for Broadcast on National Television in Indonesia

Dangdut in America is a joint production of VOA Indonesian, NSR Productions, a Delaware-based marketing and consulting firm, and the Indonesian public broadcaster Televisi Republik Indonesia.

VOA Marks 20 Years Since Rwandan Genocide with Panel Event on the Role of Mass Media

"Media and Genocide Prevention" featured journalists and regional experts offering their insights into why the international media paid so little attention to the catastrophe in Rwanda until it was too late.

John Kerry Tells VOA U.S. Is Ready To Impose More Sanctions on Russia For Its Actions in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is “prepared to respond very, very strongly with additional, serious, sector sanctions” if Russia continues to engage in illegal activities in Ukraine.

Panel on Afghan Media Sheds Light on Hopes for Future

A panel moderated by VOA Director David Ensor brought together media experts and Afghan and Western journalists for a timely discussion on the future of the vibrant but fragile Afghan media sector.

VOA Reports on Cell Phone Use in North Korea

VOA Korean Service reporter Yonho Kim will participate in a joint VOA-U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS panel discussion, “Telecommunications and Technology in North Korea,” on Thursday, March 6. Kim will discuss cell phone use in North Korea.

VOA Adds 24/7 Mobile Stream in Nigeria

Audiences in Nigeria can now get their news on the go with DandalinVOA (VOA's Platform), a dynamic new 24/7 mobile phone stream.

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