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VOA Broadcasting in Creole to Haiti

VOA Creole provides news and information about Haiti, the Haitian diaspora, the United States and the world by collaborating with local affiliate stations who cannot afford to acquire such programming on their own. Due to Haiti's proximity and the United States' long- standing role in the country, audiences have an appetite for information about the United States, its people, policies and the U.S.-­based Haitian diaspora, which, without VOA, would go unfilled. In addition, the service brings credibility and objectivity to its coverage of local events that is otherwise not present in a very politicized Haitian media market. Along with radio, the web and social media, the Creole service broadcasts on radio-on-TV Monday through Friday.

Quick Facts

Established: February 7, 1986

Target area: Haiti

Weekly Audience: 1.7 million

Radio programming: 17.83 hours per week

Broadcast programs and additional features available at: www.voanouvel.com​

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Programs and Features

VOA Creole News Programs: These weekday and weekend news broadcasts cover the latest events in Haiti, U.S. news, and international stories of interest to the audience.

Daily News Programs air Monday through Friday at the following times:

7:30am -- 8:00am

12:30pm -- 1:00pm

4:00pm -- 4:30pm (Radio-on-TV)

5:00pm -- 5:30pm

Weekend News Programs air on Saturdays and Sundays at the following times:

12:30pm -- 1:00pm

5:00pm -- 5:30pm

Americana is a weekly segment that focusses on life in the U.S., as well as American culture and traditions. This segment airs in the morning program every Monday.

Gender Equality is a segment that features interviews with men and women about women’s rights and gender equality. This segment airs in the morning program every Tuesday.

Justice USA is a weekly 5-minute feature about the American legal system, the application of laws, and differences with legal frameworks of other countries. The segment airs in the morning show every Tuesday.

Dyaloge ak Etazini (Dialogue with the United States) is a call-in show that airs in the midday broadcast on Wednesdays. It provides a forum for interaction between guest experts and callers on issues of interest to Haitians.

Pwoteje Sante nou (Public Health) is a feature that focuses on issues that represent a health threat and what should be done about them. It includes discussions with guest experts on disease prevention. This segment airs in the midday show every Friday.

English Learning is a segment that airs in the morning broadcast four times per week, as a response to listeners’ expressed interest to learn the English language.

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