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VOA Correspondent in Ethiopia Released From Custody, Charges Dropped

Posted May 26th, 2012 at 5:45 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 the capital, Addis Ababa, while trying to cover a demonstration Friday. A VOA spokeswoman said Saturday correspondent Peter Heinlein is fine, and is heading to his residence. Witnesses to the arrest told VOA Friday that Heinlein […]

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VOA Reporter Detained in Ethiopia

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Voice of America reporter has been detained in the Ethiopian capital while trying to cover a demonstration Friday. Witnesses to the arrest told VOA that reporter Peter Heinlein and his translator Simegineh Yekoye were detained while seeking to interview protesters during a Muslim demonstration following Friday prayers in Addis Ababa. Another Western reporter said […]

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VOA Reporter Detained in Ethiopia

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A Voice of America reporter has been detained in the Ethiopian capital while trying to cover a demonstration Friday. Witnesses to the arrest told VOA that reporter Peter Heinlein and his translator Simeginesh Mekoya were detained while seeking to interview protesters during a Muslim demonstration following Friday prayers in Addis Ababa. Another Western reporter said […]

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VOA Marks 70th Anniversary

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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(re-issuing from Wednesday to add audio links) U.S. President Barack Obama and other prominent world figures have joined in the year-long celebration of Voice of America’s 70th anniversary with messages of congratulations. President Obama credited VOA with providing “accurate and objective” news in the face of foreign governments that censor and regimes that deny universal […]

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VOA Marks 70th Anniversary

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and other prominent world figures have joined in the year-long celebration of Voice of America’s 70th anniversary with messages of congratulations. President Obama credited VOA with providing “accurate and objective” news in the face of foreign governments that censor and regimes that deny universal rights. In a video message released at […]

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Pakistani Taliban Claims Responsibility for Killing VOA Reporter

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for killing a local reporter working for the Voice of America. The Associated Press quotes the group’s spokesman as saying they killed Mukarram Khan Aatif, who also worked for the private Pakistani Dunya TV, because he ignored multiple warnings to stop anti-Taliban reporting. Pakistani officials said Aatif was shot […]

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Gunmen Kill VOA Reporter in Pakistan

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in northwest Pakistan have shot and killed a reporter working for the Voice of America. Mukarram Khan Aatif, who filed reports for VOA’s Deewa Radio, was attacked Tuesday at a mosque near his home in Shabqadar. The town is located roughly 35 kilometers from Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. Local police say two […]

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Gunmen Kill VOA Reporter in Pakistan

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen in northwest Pakistan have shot and killed a reporter working for the Voice of America. Mukarram Khan Aatif, who filed reports for VOA’s Deewa Radio, was attacked Tuesday at a mosque near his home in Shabqadar. The town is located roughly 35 kilometers from Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. Local police say two […]

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VOA’s Deewa Radio Goes on Satellite TV to Pakistan

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Deewa Radio, Voice of America’s popular Pashto language news service to the volatile border region of northwestern Pakistan, has launched a new television program that is now being broadcast on direct to home satellite TV. The first of the daily one-hour TV programs to the Federally Administered Tribal Area was broadcast Monday from the VOA […]

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VOA Beams New Shows to Horn of Africa

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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VOA begins two new shows for the Horn of Africa Thursday evening, both focused on the drought and famine afflicting the region. A Somali-language show, “Lifeline Somali,” will run from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Somali time, five days a week, Monday through Friday. It will be followed on the same nights by an Amharic-language show, […]

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