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VOA Expands Broadcasts to Middle East, Asia

VOA Expands Broadcasts to Middle East, Asia

To offer more coverage of events resulting from the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, VOA is extending its coverage in the Middle East and Central Asia by adding time to its daily programs in five languages.
News broadcasts in Pashto and Dari, aimed at Afganistan and Pakistan, will each expand by 30 minutes to 105 minutes each. Urdu broadcasts to Pakistan and India added a half-hour program for a total of two hours. Farsi broadcasts to Iran will increase by two 30-minute programs for a sum of four and a half hours. Arabic broadcasts for the Middle East and North Africa will expand through four half-hour programs to nine hours.