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VOA Anchor Ranked in Top 100 Most Influential Women in Ukraine

Myroslava Gongadze was named in an annual list compiled by the Ukrainian news magazine Focus

Washington, D.C., October 26, 2009 – Myroslava Gongadze, the host of Voice of America's (VOA) Ukrainian daily Chas-Time TV program, has been named one of the “100 most influential women of Ukraine” in an annual list compiled by the Ukrainian news magazine Focus. <!-- IMAGE -->

"At VOA I have the unique opportunity to be part of the 45 different languages services worldwide helping people better understand the world they live in,” Gongadze said. “I see my influence and my responsibility as a journalist, to help Ukrainians in that mission. The goal is: understanding people, events and policies that shape their world as well as inspiring others to embrace new ideas and experiences."

The list, which ranked Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko as the most influential woman in Ukraine, includes prominent Ukrainian women in politics, business, media and other fields. Gongadze is identified as a VOA journalist and television program host on the Focus web site, and is pictured on the set of VOA's Studio 51 (

"We are thrilled and proud to see Myroslava's successful anchoring of the Chas-Time program, including countless interviews with newsmakers and experts, recognized by Focus," said VOA Ukrainian Service Chief Adrian Karmazyn.

VOA Ukrainian’s daily TV programming reaches an estimated weekly audience of 4.8 million adults in Ukraine. Programs are also available on VOA's Ukrainian web site (

The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. Government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts approximately 1,500 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 125 million people. Programs are produced in 45 languages.

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