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​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

The Voice of America is partnering with The George Washington University for a town hall meeting that will explore the challenges and opportunities facing international students in America. The panel will include some of the top educators from international programs at leading U.S. colleges and universities.

The town hall will be broadcast and streamed live on Voice of America and GW's Facebook pages. Follow the event online with the hashtag #StudyinUSA.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

10 AM to 11:30 AM

The George Washington University

Jack Morton Auditorium

805 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

The Facebook live recording of the town hall can be found here:

2018 marks a critical juncture for Zimbabwe as it tests its democracy yet again in a defining election. What does the future hold for this nation?

Voice of America's Zimbabwe Service invites you to a panel discussion on the way forward for Zimbabwe.

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:30am

Please arrive at 9:30am as discussions will start promptly at 10:00 am.

Voice of America - Cohen Building

Briefing Room #1528A

330 C Street, SW

Washington, DC 20237

Welcoming remarks by:

Negussie Mengesha, VOA Africa Division Director

Opening remarks by:

Amanda Bennett, VOA Director

Moderated by:

Blessing Zulu, VOA Reporter, Zimbabwe Service


His Excellency, U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Harry Thomas, Jr.

Dr. Chipo Dendere, Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College

Dr. Tawuya Katso, Developmental and Social Consultant

Dr. Rhoderick Machekano, Zimbabwe Diaspora Network North America (ZDNNA)

Please RSVP by 12:00 pm on Wednesday, April 12 to:

The event will be streamed live on the following websites and Facebook pages:

Use #zimbeyond2018 to join in on the discussion.

Photo ID is required. The Department of Homeland Security requires a U.S. issued driver's license or a U.S./foreign passport for entry to a federal facility.

Please join us for the premiere screening of a Voice of America documentary:

"Faith in Freedom: The Journey of Muslim American Candidates"

VOA's Midwest correspondent, Kane Farabaugh, followed the campaigns of four Muslim American immigrants seeking office in city, state, and national government. Their backgrounds and circumstances are as diverse as the obstacles and barriers before them as they seek to become the first to represent this small but growing part of the American landscape.

Wednesday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Voice of America, 330 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington D.C.20237

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session at 11 am with the VOA correspondent.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 18, to

Note: A special 30-minute tour of the VOA studio will be offered to the first 20 interested respondents immediately following the Q&A session. Please include in your RSVP if you are interested in both the screening and the tour.

Photo ID is required. The Department of Homeland Security requires a U.S. issued driver's license or a U.S./foreign passport for entry to a federal facility.

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