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VOA Somali Adds Afternoon Broadcast
Issue 307
Front Page
Index
Headlines

"The Government of Wales Has Selected Somaliland & Lesotho For its
African Link Development"
Harris Nyatsanza, Welsh NGO Officer

U.S. Debating Shift of Support in Somali Conflict

Targeting Of Human Rights Organizations Network And Threats Against Its Director Mubarik Ibrahim Aar

Somaliland Marks World Disability Awareness Day

Somaliland Expels 24 Journalists

Somaliland Foreign Minister Welcomes US State Department’s Fact-Sheet on Somaliland

Recognise Somaliland, analysts tell US

Shifting Policy or a Face-saving Gimmick

US To Reassess Somalia Policy?

Written answers: UK Parliament

Ethiopia says world disinterest dampening Somalia peace hopes

Ethiopia: Situation improving in Somalia- PM

Somalian President’s Illness Raises Fears on Stability

US Urges Somalia To Broaden Political Representation

Regional Affairs

Somali Pastoralists Say Peace Their Priority

Ethiopia, Sudan inaugurate a highway linking to two countries

Editorial
Special Report

International News

Eritrea: Frazer Refutes Bolton's Remarks On Border Issue

World AIDS Day Marks Day of Both Sadness and Hope, Says Bush

Canada Citizen Files lawsuit against Ethiopian government

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

Technology is the Root of All Evil

The Horrific Tale of Sonkorey: the tip of the iceberg on the attrocities committed by Ethiopians in Somalia

"Doomsday Seed Vault" in the Arctic

UN: Atrocities Fuel Worsening Crisis in Horn of Africa

USG Visits newly Displaced Somalis from Mogadishu on mission to Afgooye

FACTBOX - Key facts on Somali President Yusuf

Food for thought

Opinions

Somaliland Private Enterprises Deserve To Become A Role Model For All!

The Forgotten Route

Education in Somaliland

Mohamed Hashi Has The Fame, Rayale Lives In Shame

Kosovo and Somaliland: US Double Standards

My Visit to Hargeisa:

Somalia's crisis made in USA

Puntland Oil and Mineral Development: Benefits and Risks from Socio-economic and Environmental Perspectives

 
PRESS RELEASE

Washington, D.C., December 4, 2007 – The Voice of America's (VOA) Somali Service doubled its broadcasts this week to expand news coverage, feature programming and interactive segments. The additional programming will give Somalis from all walks of life enhanced opportunities to discuss and debate the future of their nation.

The new program, broadcast to the Horn of Africa region at 4:00pm local time (1300 UTC) is paired with VOA's Somali-language "Evening Edition" at 7:00pm (1600 UTC) that is also repeated at 8:00pm (1700 UTC) for FM partner stations throughout the region. In addition to news of Somalia and the world, background and analysis, each day will include different special features including "Ask the Doctor" and "What's On Your Mind," "Somalia in the World Press," and "Reporters' Roundtable."

VOA's Somali program can be heard on shortwave on 13580 kHz on the 22 meter band and 15600 kHz on the 19 meter band, as well as on the Internet at www.voasomali.com. VOA's Somali-language service, launched on February 12, 2007, is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State.

The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 115 million people. Programs are produced in 45 languages.

For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at (202) 203-4959, or e-mail publicaffairs@voa.gov.

Source: VOA


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