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Covering Elections Around the World, A VOA Critical Issues Roundtable

​Elections present opportunities for advancing the democratic process. They are a periodic test of the strength of representative governments. Fair and balanced reporting of the electoral process promotes critical citizen awareness, transparency and accountability.

Voice of America invites you to participate in a roundtable discussion with some of our frontline journalists that cover elections in global hotspots. Our reporters will be joined by representatives of nongovernmental organizations and academia who study democratic practices internationally.

Moderator: Jim Malone, VOA National Correspondent, News Center, Voice of America

Katherine Ellena, Senior Legal Specialist, International Foundation of Electoral Systems

Michael Miller, Ph.D., Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Thomas E. Flores, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, George Mason University, Author of Elections in Hard Times

Natasha Mozgovaya, Managing Editor Digital, VOA Russian

Kimseng Men, International Broadcaster, VOA Khmer

Lina Correa, International Broadcaster, VOA Spanish

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2017

10:00am- 11:30am

WHERE: Voice of America - Cohen Building
Briefing Room #1528A

330 Independence Ave, SW

Washington, D.C. 20237

(enter through the C st entrance)

Please RSVP here by November 14.

For questions or further information, contact the Public Relations Office of the Voice of America at