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US Defends Broadcasts to Cambodia

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. is rejecting allegations by Cambodian officials who say U.S.-funded broadcasters are supporting the opposition. US Embassy spokesman Sean McIntosh disputed the accusations Friday, telling VOA Khmer that Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America are not in place to be “anti-Cambodian.” “U.S. funding of Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America […]

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SOMALI PRESIDENT VOA

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has thanked the Voice of America for its recent poll of Somali opinion about the country’s draft constitution. In a letter received Tuesday by VOA, the president said the poll has allowed Somalis to share their views regarding the document’s most controversial articles. He said the new constitution is […]

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SOMALI PRESIDENT VOA

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has thanked the Voice of America for its recent poll of Somali opinion about the country’s draft constitution. In a letter received Tuesday by VOA, the president said the poll has allowed Somalis to share their views regarding the document’s most controversial articles. He said the new constitution is […]

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In Northern Mali, Many Resent Islamist Restrictions

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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VOA reporter Idriss Fall is one of the first journalists to reach Gao, northern Mali’s largest city, since Islamists seized control of the region several months ago and began enforcing a strict form of Sharia law – banning alcohol and smoking and insisting that women wear veils, among other measures. Fall, a member of VOA’s […]

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VOA Inks Deal with Burma on English-Language Programming

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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VOA director David Ensor has signed a deal with Burma under which Burmese state radio plans to start broadcasting short, VOA-produced English-language teaching programs. Ensor announced the groundbreaking agreement Tuesday from Burma’s administrative capital, Naypyitaw, where he is holding a series of meetings with senior members of the new, nominally civilian government. “(Burmese authorities) also […]

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VOA Chief Holds Talks in Burma on News Bureau

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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VOA Director David Ensor is in Burma seeking to negotiate terms that would allow the U.S. broadcaster to open a news bureau in the long-isolated southeast Asian nation. Ensor held introductory talks Monday in the Burmese administrative capital, Naypyitaw,with Parliament speaker Thura Shwe Mann. “He (the speaker) seemed very open and interested in some advice […]

VOA Chief Holds Talks in Burma on News Bureau

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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VOA Director David Ensor is in Burma seeking to negotiate terms that would allow the U.S. broadcaster to open a news bureau in the long-isolated southeast Asian nation. Ensor held introductory talks Monday in the Burmese administrative capital, Naypyitaw,with Parliament speaker Thura Shwe Mann. “He (the speaker) seemed very open and interested in some advice […]

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VOA Correspondent in Ethiopia Released From Custody, Charges Dropped

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A VOA correspondent and his translator are safe at home with their families Saturday after being detained overnight by Ethiopian police on a charge of “illegal reporting.” Veteran correspondent Peter Heinlein and translator Simegineh Yekoye were arrested Friday as they were leaving a mosque on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Heinlein told VOA editors Saturday […]

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VOA Correspondent in Ethiopia Released From Custody, Charges Dropped

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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A VOA correspondent and his translator are safe at home with their families Saturday after being detained overnight by Ethiopian police on a charge of “illegal reporting.” Veteran correspondent Peter Heinlein and translator Simegineh Yekoye were arrested Friday as they were leaving a mosque on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. Heinlein told VOA editors Saturday […]

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VOA Correspondent in Ethiopia Released From Custody, Charges Dropped

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Voice of America correspondent in Ethiopia has been released from custody and charges dropped after being detained in Addis Ababa, while trying to cover a demonstration Friday. Peter Heinlein told VOA editors by telephone Saturday he is in good condition and has returned to his residence in the capital. Witnesses to the arrest told […]

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