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VOA Launches Digital Frontiers Project

New VOA Web Project explores freedom and censorship

Washington, D.C., May 5, 2010 -- A pioneering new Voice of America Web feature, “Digital Frontiers,” is offering visitors the chance to share their experiences with freedom and censorship in the rapidly evolving world of internet and mobile communication.

VOA Director Danforth Austin says, “We hope to make ‘Digital Frontiers’ a global resource for those interested in online freedom and to expand this online project into broadcasts, seminars and other outreach.”

“Wherever you live, you have something to teach the world,” Austin says, and “with ‘Digital Frontiers’ we'll tell your story, and share it with the world.”

VOA is inviting you to email or send videos that explain how you dealt with a censorship issue, or how the Web and mobile phones have changed the fabric of life where you live.

“Digital Frontiers” will make your story part of an interactive discussion that explores how our digital world is changing and how issues like privacy, identity, security and freedom are impacting real people.

The new Web feature launches May 6. Tell us your story by writing or sending videos to our website, Twitter, or Facebook page.

The new Web feature can be found at

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 44 languages and are intended exclusively for audiences outside of the United States.

For more information, call VOA Public Relations at (202) 203-4959, or email