May 01, 2016 Washington DC 9:19 PM


Media Relations / Press Releases

VOA Takes Medal and Finalist Prizes at New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards

April 20, 2016
VOA documentary, Journey 1945: China’s Path to Victory, won a silver medal at this year’s New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards. More

VOA Marks 36th Anniversary of Zimbabwe Independence

Zimbabwe’s long-time president, Robert Mugabe, dominated VOA’s look at the country on the 36th anniversary of its independence on April 18.

Amanda Bennett to Serve as Director of the Voice of America

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amanda Bennett was sworn in on Monday, April 18th as the 29th Director of the Voice of America (VOA).

Kosovo President Visits VOA; Focuses on Terrorism, Political Turmoil

During her third visit to the Voice of America in Washington as president of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga told VOA Albanian that no country is immune from violent extremism and terrorism.

VOA Introduces Lao English Teaching Program

The Voice of America will launch a new English-language learning program on Lao National Television March 5th to teach American-style English.

VOA Presents Exclusive Tibetan Election Debate

The top candidates for the position of Tibet’s political leader in exile (Sikyong, or prime minister) faced off this week in an exclusive prime time internet, radio, and television broadcast to Tibet, aired and hosted by the Voice of America.

VOA Launches New Prime Time Programs for Iran

VOA Persian has launched its television program New Horizon with Payam Yazdian followed by C-Street, the first of its Farsi language documentary series produced by Bloomberg Television.

VOA’s Shaka Ssali Moderates Ugandan Presidential Debate

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

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).

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