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A report on Cameroon's Anglophone separatist movement could mean death for journalists. VOA's Eric Manirakiza reports. V...
06/03/2020
Hobbled by Separatist Conflict: Media Freedom in Cameroon

A report on Cameroon's Anglophone separatist movement could mean death for journalists. VOA's Eric Manirakiza reports. Voice of America - VOA https://www.voanews.com/press-freedom/hobbled-separatist-conflict-media-freedom-cameroon

It has been nearly 10 months since anyone has heard from Samuel Wazizi, a journalist arrested August 2 and handed over to Cameroon’s military. “We do not know if Samuel Wazizi is dead or alive,” said Angela Quintal, head of the Africa program for the press freedom group Committee to Protect Jo...

Acts of looting and vandalism overshadow the overwhelmingly nonviolent protests accross the U.S. in response to the deat...
06/03/2020
Violence Overshadows Peaceful Calls for Justice in Floyd’s Death

Acts of looting and vandalism overshadow the overwhelmingly nonviolent protests accross the U.S. in response to the death of George Floyd. VOA's Jesusemen Oni has more. Voice of America - VOA https://www.voanews.com/episode/violence-overshadows-peaceful-calls-justice-floyds-death-4310691

Images of violence and looting have dominated news coverage of America’s protests against racism and police brutality, but most people participating in the demonstrations have not taken part in the mayhem. VOA’s Jesusemen Oni has this report on how people are making themselves heard without viol...

The coronavirus pandemic pushes many young girls in developing countries to consider marriage and child rearing sooner t...
06/03/2020
Girls Rush to Marriage, Childbirth for Fear of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic pushes many young girls in developing countries to consider marriage and child rearing sooner than normal. VOA StudentU's Natalie Seo reports. https://www.voanews.com/student-union/girls-rush-marriage-childbirth-fear-covid-19

Girls in developing countries are so afraid of dying from COVID-19 that they are considering marrying and having children sooner, according to new reports. CAMFED, an organization that focuses on the education of girls in sub-Saharan Africa, says fear of the pandemic is so severe that some girls hav...

Volunteers clean up their cities in the aftermath of George Floyd demonstrations. Voice of America - VOA https://www.voa...
06/03/2020
Volunteers Sweep Up Cities Morning After Protests

Volunteers clean up their cities in the aftermath of George Floyd demonstrations. Voice of America - VOA https://www.voanews.com/episode/volunteers-sweep-cities-morning-after-protests-4310701

The demonstrations that have erupted across the U.S. have taken a toll on cities. Though the great majority of protesters are peaceful, some are acting out destructively. In many places, volunteers have been stepping up to help clean-up. Matt Dibble has more.

06/02/2020

#KurdConnection is a half-hour TV & Web program that airs every Tuesday and Friday through affiliate NRT in Northern Iraq covering current events. Follow them on YouTube and VOA Kurdish. #VOAKurdish

Dr. Elez Biberaj has headed VOA’s Eurasia Division since 2006 and has been with the agency since 1980. Dr. Biberaj has a...
06/02/2020
VOA Experts

Dr. Elez Biberaj has headed VOA’s Eurasia Division since 2006 and has been with the agency since 1980. Dr. Biberaj has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University and is the author of four books. Learn more about our experts here: https://buff.ly/3gMCEup

A new study suggests the coronavirus is becoming weaker. VOA's Jamie Dettmer reports. Voice of America - VOA https://www...
06/02/2020
Is Coronavirus Weakening?

A new study suggests the coronavirus is becoming weaker. VOA's Jamie Dettmer reports. Voice of America - VOA https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/coronavirus-weakening

A study conducted by a major hospital in Milan, Italy, has found that the viral load present in people who now test positive for the coronavirus is decreasing, suggesting the infection may be weakening, according to doctors, whose findings have been greeted with skepticism. Alberto Zangrillo, head o...

With health officials focused on COVID-19, a Nigerian technology startup steps up to deal with the country's malaria cas...
06/02/2020
Nigerian E-health Start-up Improving Access to Quick Malaria Testing During Pandemic

With health officials focused on COVID-19, a Nigerian technology startup steps up to deal with the country's malaria cases. VOA's Timothy Obiezu reports. Voice of America - VOA
https://www.voanews.com/episode/nigerian-e-health-start-improving-access-quick-malaria-testing-during-pandemic-4309506

The World Health Organization has warned that malaria deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa could double this year to 769,000 due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Nigeria has the highest cases of malaria in the world but with the global focus on controlling the spread of COVID-19, many mala...

VOA Director Statement on Press Freedom https://buff.ly/3eVEMOT
06/02/2020
VOA Director Statement on Press Freedom

VOA Director Statement on Press Freedom https://buff.ly/3eVEMOT

America’s founders valued freedom of the press so highly that in 1791 they wrote it right into the First Amendment of our U.S. Constitution – and it became part of the law of the land for our brand ne

Journalists covering the protests surrounding the death of George Floyd face an unfamiliar threat. Voice of America - VO...
06/02/2020
Across US, Journalists Caught in Protest Crossfire

Journalists covering the protests surrounding the death of George Floyd face an unfamiliar threat. Voice of America - VOA https://www.voanews.com/press-freedom/across-us-journalists-caught-protest-crossfire

Journalists covering protests against police brutality and racism across the U.S. found themselves part of the story over the weekend, with multiple reporters harassed, pepper-sprayed or injured. Protests have long been a dangerous beat for the media, with a risk of harassment or injury from police....

Health officials fear a spike in COVID-19 infections as people protest the death of George Floyd. VOA's Steve Baragona r...
06/02/2020
Officials Worry Protest Crowds May Spread Coronavirus

Health officials fear a spike in COVID-19 infections as people protest the death of George Floyd. VOA's Steve Baragona reports. Voice of America - VOA https://www.voanews.com/usa/officials-worry-protest-crowds-may-spread-coronavirus

Anger over the death in police custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has exceeded fear of COVID-19 infection, as thousands have crowded into city streets across the country to protest. But public health officials are worried that these demonstrations may have given the coronavirus that....

In this edition of Press Conference USA, VOA's Kim Lewis and Hayde Adams Fitzpatrick spoke with Dr. Julitta Onabanjo of ...
06/01/2020
Challenges of Managing Menstrual Health During Pandemics

In this edition of Press Conference USA, VOA's Kim Lewis and Hayde Adams Fitzpatrick spoke with Dr. Julitta Onabanjo of UNFPA to examine the challenges women face in menstrual health management during the COVID-19 pandemic. Voice of America - VOA
https://www.voanews.com/episode/challenges-managing-menstrual-health-during-pandemics-4290636

Join VOA's Kim Lewis on this unique edition of Press Conference USA with guest Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, acting director of programs for UNFPA and VOA's Hayde Adams Fitzpatrick as they explore the challenges and breakthroughs women and girls face in menstrual health management, especially during the COV...

Kenyan truck drivers feel the impact of COVID-19. VOA's Mohammed Yusuf has more. Voice of America - VOA https://www.voan...
06/01/2020
Kenya Truck Drivers Lose Jobs Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Kenyan truck drivers feel the impact of COVID-19. VOA's Mohammed Yusuf has more. Voice of America - VOA https://www.voanews.com/episode/kenya-truck-drivers-lose-jobs-due-covid-19-restrictions-4308241

The coronavirus pandemic has left truck drivers in Kenya especially hard-hit. There are fears the drivers themselves have the virus and moving goods has also slowed due to the spread of COVID-19. Mohammed Yusuf introduces us to one driver who has been affected. Camera: Amos Wangwa Producer: Jason Go...

Mosques reopen in Turkey with strict safety measures in place. Amerika'nın Sesi Voice of America - VOA https://www.voane...
06/01/2020
Turkey Opens Mosques for Friday Prayers with Strict Social Distancing Measures

Mosques reopen in Turkey with strict safety measures in place. Amerika'nın Sesi Voice of America - VOA https://www.voanews.com/episode/turkey-opens-mosques-friday-prayers-strict-social-distancing-measures-4307351

Turkey joins other countries in relaxing its strict lockdown measure because of the coronavirus pandemic by letting people go to mosques across the country to perform Friday prayers. Although this lifting of restrictions did not allow people older than 65 to participate in the Friday prayers, many o...

Demonstrations continue for six straight nights across the U.S. in response to the death of George Floyd. Voice of Ameri...
06/01/2020
Protesters Take to US Streets for a Sixth Night

Demonstrations continue for six straight nights across the U.S. in response to the death of George Floyd. Voice of America - VOA https://www.voanews.com/usa/protesters-take-us-streets-sixth-night

Protesters took to the streets in cities across the United States for a sixth night Sunday to vent their anger over the death of George Floyd and call for change, as police in many areas sought to enforce overnight curfews. Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Detroit and Philadelphia are among the nearly 4...

A Tiananmen Square remembrance vigil has been banned by the Hong Kong government. VOA's Verna Yu reports. Voice of Ameri...
06/01/2020
Hong Kong Tiananmen Vigil Officially Banned

A Tiananmen Square remembrance vigil has been banned by the Hong Kong government. VOA's Verna Yu reports. Voice of America - VOA https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/hong-kong-tiananmen-vigil-officially-banned

Hong Kong police on Monday formally banned an annual candlelit vigil to mourn the victims of the crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy movement that has taken place uninterrupted for 30 years, saying the event would pose a "major threat to public health", said organizers. In response the Hon...

06/01/2020

This week we will be spotlighting #VOAKurdish so be sure to follow Inside VOA and VOA Kurdish for all the latest news!

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05/31/2020
VOA Experts

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Voice of America is a valuable source of news and information for international audiences in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, broadcasting in more than 40 languages through multiple platforms. VOA’s seasoned journalists and staff are available for media interviews ...

#VOAConnect: Dentistry has been greatly affected by COVID-19. We talk to a dental hygienist who is spending her free tim...
05/31/2020
She Knows Faces

#VOAConnect: Dentistry has been greatly affected by COVID-19. We talk to a dental hygienist who is spending her free time using her camera to capture life in 2020.
https://www.voanews.com/episode/she-knows-faces-4306206

Dentistry has been greatly affected by COVID-19. We talk to a dental hygienist who is spending her free time using her camera to capture life in 2020. Reporter/Camera: Matt Dibble, Adapted by: Zdenko Novacki

Radio Hams Keep in Touch through Pandemic https://www.voanews.com/episode/radio-hams-keep-touch-through-pandemic-4305171...
05/31/2020
Radio Hams Keep in Touch through Pandemic

Radio Hams Keep in Touch through Pandemic https://www.voanews.com/episode/radio-hams-keep-touch-through-pandemic-4305171?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=today-at-voa-t46&utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=2020-05-29

Lockdowns during the COVID pandemic have led to renewed interest in hobbies, as people look for pastimes in their time of isolation. Mike O’Sullivan reports, there’s a resurgence in amateur or “ham” radio, a hobby that connects people from all walks of life, wherever they are in the world. C...

#VOAConnect: Meet frontline health workers who go back on the job even after they survive COVID-19.  https://buff.ly/2Bc...
05/30/2020
The Work of Life

#VOAConnect: Meet frontline health workers who go back on the job even after they survive COVID-19. https://buff.ly/2Bc0rU5

Meet frontline health workers who go back on the job even after they survive COVID-19. Reporter/Camera: Aaron Fedor, Producer/Interviewer: Suzanne Crowe, Editor: Stefan Pides

Voice of America - VOA is a valuable source of news and information for international audiences in more than 40 language...
05/30/2020
VOA Experts

Voice of America - VOA is a valuable source of news and information for international audiences in more than 40 languages. VOA’s journalists and staff are available for media interviews or to provide their expertise on various issues and current topics. https://buff.ly/2IQeCxC

Voice of America is a valuable source of news and information for international audiences in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, broadcasting in more than 40 languages through multiple platforms. VOA’s seasoned journalists and staff are available for media interviews ...

This week #VOAOurVoices takes a closer look at how COVID-19 has impacted housing inequality throughout Africa. https://w...
05/30/2020
VOA Our Voices 227: COVID-19 and Access to Equitable Housing

This week #VOAOurVoices takes a closer look at how COVID-19 has impacted housing inequality throughout Africa. https://www.voanews.com/episode/voa-our-voices-227-covid-19-and-access-equitable-housing-4306096

Housing justice has been one of the defining matters of our generation, but how has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted access to equitable housing for millions across the globe? From financial challenges, mass evictions during pandemic lockdowns, to other circumstances beyond one’s control, this week ...

Fears, anxiety and stress rises for many as the coronavirus pandemic continues. VOA's Veronica Balderas Iglesias reports...
05/29/2020
This Shared Fear Unites Us During Pandemic

Fears, anxiety and stress rises for many as the coronavirus pandemic continues. VOA's Veronica Balderas Iglesias reports. Voice of America - VOA https://www.voanews.com/episode/shared-fear-unites-us-during-pandemic-4303901

The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, recently called for mental health treatment to be given to millions of people around the world who are suffering from psychological distress triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s not just about those who are sick – but for all of us, the...

Iconic HIV/AIDS activist and author Larry Kramer passed away earlier this week at the age of 84 years. VOA's Carolyn Pre...
05/29/2020
Larry Kramer Focused World's Attention on AIDS Through Protests, Writing

Iconic HIV/AIDS activist and author Larry Kramer passed away earlier this week at the age of 84 years. VOA's Carolyn Presutti spoke with him a month before his passing. Voice of America - VOA https://www.voanews.com/science-health/larry-kramer-focused-worlds-attention-aids-through-protests-writing

Larry Kramer, the grandfather of fierce protests demanding action to fight the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and '90s, died Wednesday at age 84. The author and activist founded the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, known as ACT UP, in 1987. ACT UP mounted dramatic and angry demonstrations credited with....

In Africa, no two countries share the exact same experience with COVID. VOA's Anita Powell reports. Voice of America - V...
05/29/2020
Coronavirus Cuts Different Paths Across Africa

In Africa, no two countries share the exact same experience with COVID. VOA's Anita Powell reports. Voice of America - VOA https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/coronavirus-cuts-different-paths-across-africa

The coronavirus, medical experts like to say, doesn't care about borders, or language, or any of the cultural aspects of humanity. Like viruses the world over, it just sees targets. But since the virus appeared on the African continent three months ago, it has taken a different course in different c...

Despite no COVID cases, small Colombian towns like Toro are implementing strict safety measures to prevent an outbreak. ...
05/29/2020
Quarantining in Colombia Town Where There's No COVID

Despite no COVID cases, small Colombian towns like Toro are implementing strict safety measures to prevent an outbreak. Voz de América Voice of America - VOA https://www.voanews.com/episode/quarantining-colombia-town-where-theres-no-covid-4305081

The government of Colombia is allowing businesses to reopen is some parts of the country where there are no covid-19 cases. But some small towns with no reported cases - like Toro in the southwest part of Colombia - are still implementing mandatory quarantine measures. Voice of America Spanish repor...

Eunjung Cho covers the State Department for VOA Korea and is the host of “Washington Talk,” a TV program featuring U.S. ...
05/29/2020
VOA Experts

Eunjung Cho covers the State Department for VOA Korea and is the host of “Washington Talk,” a TV program featuring U.S. experts’ analysis of American policy towards North Korea. Learn more about the experts from our East Asia & Pacific division here: https://buff.ly/36y7Zfw

05/29/2020

Did you know? VOA Macedonian broadcasts to North Macedonia as well as neighboring countries with Macedonian-speaking minorities. #MacedonianSpotlight VOA - Глас на Америка

05/28/2020

When was VOA Macedonian established? #MacedonianSpotlight VOA - Глас на Америка

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VOA's Polygraph.Info tackles misinformation and disinformation concerning the coronavirus pandemic in this edition of th...
05/28/2020
The Infodemic: Is COVID-19 Becoming More Contagious?

VOA's Polygraph.Info tackles misinformation and disinformation concerning the coronavirus pandemic in this edition of the #DailyDebunk. https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/infodemic-covid-19-becoming-more-contagious

Daily Debunk Claim: A new mutation is making the COVID-19 virus more contagious. Verdict: Unsubstantiated Read the full story at: The Walrus Fact-Checking​ Social Media Disinfo ScreenshotCirculating on social media: Claim that a photograph shows a vacant, sand-covered highway to Dubai during COVID...

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