On our Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Program:
“Voice of America’s Africa New Programming Initiatives”
For over fifty years, the Voice of America has been broadcasting to Africa in English. The service began broadcasting in 1963, with programs that focused primarily on explaining American culture and education, covering events like library openings and trade fairs. Later, VOA started broadcasting to Africa in French, Swahili, Hausa, Amharic and Portuguese Today, VOA is a dynamic international multimedia broadcaster serving an estimated weekly global audience of 171.6 million people. Africa is VOA's largest audience! The agency covers the continent with the most multimedia-driven content, with a rich mix of news, discussion, and music programs in wide range of African language and dialects via the internet, mobile phone, social media, radio, and television.
Join us for our live, one-hour television and radio call-in simulcast of "Straight Talk Africa" when host Shaka Ssali and his guests discuss the Voice of America’s Africa new programming initiatives.
Washington Studio Guests:
Director of Voice of America
Director of Voice of America’s Africa Division
Question of the Week:
What would new kind of programming you would like to see or hear on the Voice of America?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post our comment on our Facebook or Twitter pages. And, maybe Social Media Reporter, Mariama Diallo will read your response on Wednesday's program!
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