September 18, 2014 Washington DC 7:43 PM


Media Relations / Press Releases

Russian Channel Suspends Show with VOA

September 17, 2014
A breakthrough weekly show involving Russian and American journalists and guests has been “suspended”, the Russian Business Channel (RBC) says, for the next two weeks. More

Something New for Russians

For the past two weeks, TV audiences in Russia have had a chance to see something exceedingly unusual on Russian airwaves: candid exchanges about U.S. and Russian policies, including criticism of the Putin government.

VOA Russian and Russian Affiliate Launch New Show about US-Russian Relations

Cold War? -- a groundbreaking interactive TV show co-produced by Voice of America’s Russian Service and the Russian Business Channel -- premiered live today in a primetime slot to audiences in Russia.

VOA Peerless in Coverage of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Twelve African heads of state granted Voice of America exclusive interviews during last week’s historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, underscoring VOA’s impact across the continent.

Voice of America Ends Greek Broadcasts

After 72 years on air, the Voice of America Greek Service -- one of its longest-running language services -- is signing off today for the last time, bidding adieu to loyal listeners in Greece, Cyprus, and beyond.

VOA Partners with NRT TV in Iraqi Kurdistan

Voice of America’s Kurdish-language TV program is now airing on NRT TV, one of the most popular channels in Iraqi Kurdistan.

VOA Report Goes to the Land Where Terror Is Routine: Northern Nigeria

Voice of America brings the battle for power being waged in Nigeria to the mobile phones and desktops of the world with a unique special report.

President of Somalia Tells VOA Somalis Support His Government, not al-Shabab

The president of Somalia says his government is winning the battle against the Islamist militant group al-Shabab.

VOA Covers Young Africa Leaders Initiative Summit

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.

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.

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