1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Moral Concerns Override Desire To Profit From Finding A Lost Wallet

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The setup of a research study was a bit like the popular ABC
television program “What Would You Do?”–minus the television cameras
and big reveal in the end.

An international team of behavioral scientists turned 17,303 “lost”
wallets containing varying amounts of money into public and private
institutions in 355 cities across 40 countries. Their goal was to see
just how honest the people who handled them would be when it came to
returning the “missing” property to their owners. The results were not
quite what they expected.

“Honesty is important for economic development and more generally
for how society functions in almost all relationships,” said Alain Cohn,
assistant professor at the U-M School of Information. “Yet, it often is
in conflict with individual self-interest.”

The wallets either contained no money, a small amount ($13.45) or a
larger sum ($94.15). Each wallet had a transparent face revealing a
grocery list along with three business cards with a fictitious person’s
name, title and an email address printed on them.

Research assistants posed as the wallet finders, hurriedly dropping
them off in such places as banks, theaters, museums or other cultural
establishments, post offices, hotels, police stations, courts of law or
other public offices so as to avoid having to leave their own contact
information. Most of the activity occurred in 5-8 of the largest cities
in each country, totaling approximately 400 observations per country.

The experiment on honesty most likely represents the truest picture
of how people respond when no one is looking, and the results were
surprising in more ways than one, researchers report in the current
issue of Science.

Initially, the researchers went into the field experiment expecting
to find a dollar value at which participants would be inclined to keep
the money, believing the prevailing thought that the more cash in the
wallet, the more tempting it would be for the recipients to take it and
run.

Instead, the team from U-M, the University of Zurich and the
University of Utah found that in nearly all of the countries, the
wallets with greater amounts of money were more likely to be returned.

In 38 of 40 countries, citizens overwhelmingly were more likely to
report lost wallets with money than without. Overall across the globe,
51% of those who were handed a wallet with the smaller amount of money
reported it, compared with 40% of those that received no money. When the
wallet contained a large sum of money, the rate of return increased to
72%.

“The psychological forces–an aversion to not viewing oneself as a
thief–can be stronger than the financial ones,” said co-corresponding
author Michel André Maréchal of the University of Zurich.

Not all wallets in the field experiment were returned, however.
Among the other surprises were some of the places where people were not
so honest. Wallets dropped off at the Vatican and at two anti-corruption
bureaus were among those that never made their way back to the
“rightful owners.”

Cohn said unlike other research of its kind, in which people knew
they were being observed–usually in laboratory settings in wealthier
Western, industrialized nations–the data in this field study was
gathered from people across the world, in natural settings, who had no
idea anyone was watching.

“It involves relatively high stakes in some countries. Previous studies focused on cheating in modest stakes,” Cohn said.

After getting the field results, the team surveyed more than 2,500
people in the United Kingdom, the United States and Poland to better
understand why honesty matters to us more than the money. The
respondents were presented with a scenario that matched the field
experiment and asked questions about how they would respond if presented
with a lost wallet. Similar to the field study, those in this survey
said failing to return a wallet felt like stealing when more money was
involved.

The team also conducted a survey with 279 economists and experts in
the field who predicted participants likely would keep the money.
Another survey of nearly 300 people in the U.S. also showed that when
predicting the behavior of others, respondents believed civic honesty
would waiver when the amount of money was higher. While the experts had a
bit more faith in the honesty of individuals, both groups believed the
more money in the wallet, the more tempting it would be to keep it.

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1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: How A Qatari Financier Helped Blacklisted Terrorists By Using UN Loopholes

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Lenient monitoring and loopholes within the United Nations’
Security Council sanctions procedures have allowed blacklisted
terrorists with Al-Qaeda and Daesh gain access to frozen bank accounts,
the Wall Street Journal reported.

Among those sanctioned, but gaining access to their accounts, is Qatari
financier Khalifa al-Subaiy, who the US says provided significant
financial support to Al-Qaeda and 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh
Mohammed.

Al-Subaiy, who was added to the UN terror blacklist in 2008, has been
withdrawing funds up to $10,000 from frozen accounts for “basic
necessities.” Home countries of blacklisted individuals apply for UN
exemptions to sanctions that allow access to small amounts of money in
order to pay for living expenses and food.

However, the exemptions procedure is “too loosely structured and lacks oversight,” the report added.

UN officials accuse countries such as Qatar of not sufficiently monitoring blacklisted terrorists living within its borders.

“Exemptions are granted to virtually anyone who asks and for amounts
that are sometimes seen as unjustifiably large; requests don’t
adequately detail needs as required; and there are no spending audits,”
the report by the WSJ read.

The UN has publicly alleged that a series of disclosures showed
Al-Subaiy, a former Qatar central-bank official, continuing to finance
terrorists and their activities through 2013.

In January 2008, a court in Bahrain convicted Al-Subaiy in his absence
of financing terrorism and being a member of a terrorist organization.
Two months later he was arrested and imprisoned in Qatar, but released
after only six months.

In June 2008, while in prison, Al-Subaiy was designated by the US for
providing financial and other support to Al-Qaeda. Nevertheless, he
lives openly in Doha while financing Islamist terror groups in Iraq and
Syria.

“I would be hard pressed to find someone more prominent in the whole
terrorism financing side,” said Hans-Jakob Schindler, a senior director
at the Counter Extremism Project.

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1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: How Much Do I Owe Oprah? – OpEd

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The first congressional hearing on reparations for slavery in more than a decade is now being taken up by the House. Before we go any further, I want to know how much I owe Oprah.

The idea of reparations for African Americans is seriously flawed. Some argue that if the Japanese received reparations, why shouldn’t blacks? It is true that in 1988 Japanese Americans received reparations, but that was entirely different: The 82,000 people who were given $20,000 each were interned during World War II; no money was given to their relatives.

There is no denying the history of wrongdoing that African Americans have endured. But the slavemasters are dead, as are their slaves. Unlike the Japanese, those in the black community who would benefit from reparations have not themselves endured what their ancestors did. Moreover, if patterns of unjust discrimination against African Americans continued after slavery, and this qualifies for reparations, what do we say to other racial, ethnic, and religious groups who suffered as well?

Let’s begin with blacks. Blacks were sold to Europeans by their African slavemasters—they were not kidnapped as portrayed by Alex Haley in Roots. Think of it. Imagine boatloads of white boys showing up in Africa announcing their interest in slavery. Weren’t they slightly outnumbered? Why didn’t the Africans say yes, there is going to be slavery, but you white boys have the identity of the masters and the slaves backwards: we will be the masters and you will be our slaves. Why didn’t that happen?

If blacks who are descendants of slaves are to be given reparations, should not those blacks whose ancestors were slavemasters have to pony up as well? After all, many free blacks in this country owned slaves, though that is never taught in the schools.

The Irish not only were enslaved by the British, more of them died proportionately on board the slave ships than did Africans. That is because there was no provision for slavery in the New World for white people. So when it came time to do the dangerous work on the ships, the English ordered the Irish to do it, saving blacks for the slave auction. Subsequent generations of the Irish in America also faced discrimination in the schools and at work. Should we give today’s Irish a check as well?

The Germans who came here in the 18th century were indentured servants, and many faced discrimination during both world wars. Should they get a check? Southern and Eastern Europeans, particular those of Polish extraction, were discriminated against in the Immigration Acts of 1921 and 1924? Where do they go to get their check? Jews worked the sweatshops in the 19th century and were victimized during World War I.  Can they collect as well?

Italians from northern Italy discriminated against Italians from southern Italy, so much so that southern Italians were the first migration of Europeans to return to their native land in large numbers. Should they tap their fellow Italians from the north for reparations? The Chinese were excluded from coming to America between 1882 and 1943. Where do they go to collect?

What about the Indians? The Sioux, the Comanches and the Apaches were so warlike that other Indian tribes fought alongside whites to defeat them. Before we give any more money to the Indians, should those tribes who were brutalized by these three tribes be given a check?

Not only is the idea of reparations unworkable, it is unjust. It is an axiom of Anglo-Saxon law that the guilty should pay, not the innocent. Asking white people today to pay for the sins of whites whom they never knew, and for things they never did—just because they are white—is morally offensive.

Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that reparations are a good idea and the money should be distributed without delay. Let’s even say, for the sake of argument, that the criteria don’t matter (let’s give Tiger Woods a half share because his father was black and his mother is Thai). Some of the recipients are bound to do what many people would do—they would have a field day. Which raises the question: After a fast weekend in Vegas, and the money is gone, will they go quietly?

Juan Williams is an African American Fox News contributor who opposes reparations. Why? He thinks it is too easy. He argues that it is too easy for Americans to turn away from their obligations to blacks by offering money, and then declaring they are done with it. He believes there are more constructive things that can be done, and that they should be on-going.

He has a point. Check writing resolves nothing. If I had it my way, we would provide school vouchers to low-income Americans, many of whom are black. That would do more to bring about upward social mobility than any reparations scheme. Unfortunately, those who want reparations oppose school choice.

But if we are to go down this road, I need to know if Oprah, who is worth over $3 billion, will allow me to pay in installments, preferably without interest.

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1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: ASEAN Should Not Compromise On Rule Of Law And COC – Analysis

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The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will face a fundamental test over how to deal with the ongoing strategic rivalry between two major powers – China and the United States – while maintaining peace in the region with a rules-based regional order when they gather for the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok this weekend.

The ASEAN Summit, which will be held in the beautiful city of Bangkok from June 22-23, comes at a crucial time when the whole world is facing the consequences of a major strategic rivalry between the two global powers.

The world is changing fast with, according to US analysts, the world’s most populous nation with the second-biggest economy and military power China trying to establish hegemony, challenging the supremacy of the US.

The ongoing trade war between China and the US, which US President Donald Trump’s former aide Steve Bannon calls an “economic war”, the issues of unilateralism, protectionism and increasing tensions in the South China Sea (SCS) – a major strategic waterway and one of the world’s most unpredictable geopolitical fault lines – are affecting the whole world. These are the direct outcomes of a major strategic constellation or competition between the two great powers.

“As the Asia-Pacific ascends in geopolitical importance and gravity, the strategic-interest contest also becomes more and more intense,” Vietnam’s Defense Minister Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich said recently at this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore (SLD), Asia’s premier defense summit.

“The fact is, competition is now developing with complexity and at a higher level, globally and regionally, expanding to numerous domains ranging from politics, diplomacy, economy, trade, resources, environment, sovereignty, territorial integrity including sea and island, cyberspace, national interest, religion, to name just a few – involving both traditional and non-traditional issues”.

What should ASEAN do to deal with this situation?

An Indonesian expert has called for immediate action from ASEAN leaders.

“Strategic changes in the region are taking place at an unprecedented speed. If not managed carefully, the implications of those changes could be devastating for the region. Indonesia and ASEAN need to work fast to find a common ground to address them,” Indonesia’s renowned analyst and ambassador to the United Kingdom, Rizal Sukma, wrote in an op-ed article in the English-language daily The Jakarta Post recently.

The tensions in the SCS ratcheted up again on June 9 when a Chinese fishing vessel sank a Philippine fishing boat – F/B Gem –Ver 1 – in a collision in the Reed Bank near the Recto Bank, an area that is located in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the SCS. The sinking left 22 Filipino fishermen floating at sea until a Vietnamese fishing boat rescued them.

Instead of rescuing the fisherman, as per international maritime convention, the Chinese vessel simply left the scene, an act that was condemned by the Philippines.

ASEAN leaders must act swiftly to speed up the negotiations to create rule-based mechanisms to avoid this kind of incident in the waters of the SCS.

The biggest threat to ASEAN’s security and peace comes from the SCS conundrum and China’s assertive and unilateral actions in the contested waters of the SCS, a sea rich in energy and fishery resources. Around US$5 trillion worth of goods in some 100,000 vessels pass through this strategic waterway every year.

Based on a controversial nine-dash line on a map, China claims almost 90 percent of the 3.5 million square kilometers of SCS maritime area. Vietnam, the second-biggest claimant after China, claims the Paracel and Spratly islands, which are also claimed by both China and Taiwan. China claims certain areas located in the EEZs of Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia. All these countries have overlapping claims over other claimants.

The crux of the problem is that China, the major claimant and a signatory to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), is claiming a huge portion of area not based on international law but on historical grounds.

The Philippines even took China to international arbitration over the Scarborough Shoal and won the case in 2016. The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), in a landmark ruling, rejected all the arguments of China based on the nine-dash line. It said all countries must uphold the provisions of the UNCLOS. China has chosen not to abide by the PCA ruling.

Given the unequal status among claimants, China’s building of artificial islands and militarization of the SCS as well as the entry of major powers to enforce freedom of navigation and free passage of overflight in the contested waters have caused the issue to become more complicated and globalized.

While claiming that the US is not an outsider but a resident power in the Indo-Pacific region, US Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Michael Shanahan said that an Indo-Pacific region that is free and open figures high in the US strategic vision.

“Our geographical focus, the priority theater of our strategy is right here, in the Indo-Pacific,” Shanahan said at the Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD) recently in Singapore. He unveiled a new vision for the region.

He stated that “the Free and Open Indo-Pacific vision is an effective guide for regional contributions because it is based on enduring principles of international cooperation:

  • Respect for sovereignty and independence of all nations, large and small;
  • Peaceful resolution of disputes;
  • Free, fair, and reciprocal trade and investment, which includes protections for intellectual property; and,
  • Adherence to international rules and norms, including freedom of navigation and overflight.”

China suspects that the main purpose of the new US Indo-Pacific vision is to challenge Beijing’s maritime ambitions in the SCS and other geopolitical ambitions. The showdown between the two major powers is a major headache for ASEAN countries.

Finding an acceptable solution to a complicated issue like the SCS is very difficult. But what is most important is how to prevent unexpected and unilateral actions that may lead to conflict in the SCS.

After a lot of international pressure and criticism on one side and as a result of the growing strategic ties with ASEAN members, China agreed to a mechanism called the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) in 2002.

But the DOC is not effective as it is not a legally binding document. Several violations have occurred and nobody has been punished. That is why ASEAN wants a legally binding Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea to prevent flare-ups. China and ASEAN have been negotiating the draft of the COC since March 2018.

The first and foremost duty of ASEAN leaders will be to maintain ASEAN unity and centrality. It should be in the driving seat in all regional initiatives.

ASEAN leaders must work hard to speed up the COC negotiations but should not compromise on the quality of such a document as the DOC.

“An early conclusion of a meaningful, substantive, abiding and effective COC would contribute significantly to preserving peace, stability, freedom, security, and safety of navigation and overflight in the East Sea [Vietnam calls the SCS the East Sea]. What we really want is concerned parties and stakeholders inside and outside the region to work to prevent risks and conflict,” minister Lich said.

ASEAN’s de-facto leader Indonesia, as well as Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and other ASEAN countries want the SCS issue to be resolved through peaceful negotiations and be based on international law, especially UNCLOS. Militarization and all provocative acts must be stopped immediately.

Indonesia, which seeks a stable and resilient regional architecture, says there is an urgent need for mutual trust among all stakeholders.

“Indonesia brings forward the concept of peacekeeping by building cooperation and mutual trust,” Indonesian Defense Minister Ramizard Ryacudu said at the SLD.

It is time for ASEAN leaders to speak with one voice about a rules-based regional order and a strong and effective COC to secure peace and prosperity in the region.

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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): 1. Russia from Michael_Novakhov (116 sites): Voice of America – English: Africa 54

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If you want to know what’s trending in news, health, sports and lifestyle, then tune in to Africa 54. Airing Monday through Friday, this 30-minute program takes a closer look at the stories Africans are talking about, with reports from VOA correspondents, and interviews with top experts and analysts. Africa 54 also serves viewers with timely information about health, education, business and technology. And for the young and young at heart, Africa 54 provides a daily dose of pop culture, including music, fashion and entertainment.

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Meet the Team:

Vincent Makori is the Managing Editor of Africa 54, Voice of America’s daily TV program for Africa. He also serves as a producer and writer for Africa 54. Vincent is a versatile journalist with 20 years of experience, working in Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been at VOA for more than 11 years.

Vincent has covered a wide range of stories including the Africa Union Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, The U.N. General Assembly in New York, International Trade and Technology Fairs in Berlin and Hanover Germany. The International AIDS Conference, in Mexico City, Mexico, and the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He has interviewed people of all walks of life, including high ranking officials and presidents, among them, former U.S. President George W. Bush, President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi, former President of Ghana John Kufuor, President Ifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia ; Noble Laureate Wangari Maathai and academic luminaries like Professor Ali Mazrui.

He holds a post-graduate degree in mass communication from the School of Journalism of the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in English Literature from Moi University, Kenya. He has attended numerous training programs in journalism, in Kenya, Germany and the U.S.

Linord Moudou is the producer & host of the Africa Health Network on Africa 54. She also produces and hosts Health Chat on the Voice of America radio, a live call-in program that addresses health issues of interest to Africa.

She started her career with Voice of America television as the producer & host of Healthy Living, a weekly health news magazine covering African health issues including malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS. She also shared new discoveries and medical breakthroughs, and provided tips and advice on how to prevent diseases and live a healthier life.

Before joining VOA, Linord worked as a broadcast and print journalist, traveling between Africa, Europe and the United States. In 2000, she created, produced, and hosted “Spotlight on Africa,” a bilingual (French-English) television and radio program on Public Access Television and New World Radio in Washington, D.C. With “Spotlight on Africa,” Linord dedicated herself to promote a more positive image of Africa internationally, through information and entertainment.

Her print experience includes “Africa Journal,” a Corporate Council on Africa publication, and AMINA Magazine, a Paris-based magazine about women of Africa and the Diaspora.

Linord Moudou was born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and media productions from George Mason University, and a certificate in television and radio productions from the Columbia School of Broadcasting. The veteran broadcaster is fluent in French, English and conversational in Spanish and Creole.
 

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If you want to know what’s trending in news, health, sports and lifestyle, then tune in to Africa 54. Airing Monday through Friday, this 30-minute program takes a closer look at the stories Africans are talking about, with reports from VOA correspondents, and interviews with top experts and analysts. Africa 54 also serves viewers with timely information about health, education, business and technology. And for the young and young at heart, Africa 54 provides a daily dose of pop culture, including music, fashion and entertainment.

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Watch for more political, health, sports, and feature stories on YouTube.

Meet the Team:

Vincent Makori is the Managing Editor of Africa 54, Voice of America’s daily TV program for Africa. He also serves as a producer and writer for Africa 54. Vincent is a versatile journalist with 20 years of experience, working in Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been at VOA for more than 11 years.

Vincent has covered a wide range of stories including the Africa Union Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, The U.N. General Assembly in New York, International Trade and Technology Fairs in Berlin and Hanover Germany. The International AIDS Conference, in Mexico City, Mexico, and the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He has interviewed people of all walks of life, including high ranking officials and presidents, among them, former U.S. President George W. Bush, President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi, former President of Ghana John Kufuor, President Ifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia ; Noble Laureate Wangari Maathai and academic luminaries like Professor Ali Mazrui.

He holds a post-graduate degree in mass communication from the School of Journalism of the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in English Literature from Moi University, Kenya. He has attended numerous training programs in journalism, in Kenya, Germany and the U.S.

Linord Moudou is the producer & host of the Africa Health Network on Africa 54. She also produces and hosts Health Chat on the Voice of America radio, a live call-in program that addresses health issues of interest to Africa.

She started her career with Voice of America television as the producer & host of Healthy Living, a weekly health news magazine covering African health issues including malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS. She also shared new discoveries and medical breakthroughs, and provided tips and advice on how to prevent diseases and live a healthier life.

Before joining VOA, Linord worked as a broadcast and print journalist, traveling between Africa, Europe and the United States. In 2000, she created, produced, and hosted “Spotlight on Africa,” a bilingual (French-English) television and radio program on Public Access Television and New World Radio in Washington, D.C. With “Spotlight on Africa,” Linord dedicated herself to promote a more positive image of Africa internationally, through information and entertainment.

Her print experience includes “Africa Journal,” a Corporate Council on Africa publication, and AMINA Magazine, a Paris-based magazine about women of Africa and the Diaspora.

Linord Moudou was born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and media productions from George Mason University, and a certificate in television and radio productions from the Columbia School of Broadcasting. The veteran broadcaster is fluent in French, English and conversational in Spanish and Creole.
 

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If you want to know what’s trending in news, health, sports and lifestyle, then tune in to Africa 54. Airing Monday through Friday, this 30-minute program takes a closer look at the stories Africans are talking about, with reports from VOA correspondents, and interviews with top experts and analysts. Africa 54 also serves viewers with timely information about health, education, business and technology. And for the young and young at heart, Africa 54 provides a daily dose of pop culture, including music, fashion and entertainment.

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Meet the Team:

Vincent Makori is the Managing Editor of Africa 54, Voice of America’s daily TV program for Africa. He also serves as a producer and writer for Africa 54. Vincent is a versatile journalist with 20 years of experience, working in Africa, Europe and the U.S. He has been at VOA for more than 11 years.

Vincent has covered a wide range of stories including the Africa Union Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, The U.N. General Assembly in New York, International Trade and Technology Fairs in Berlin and Hanover Germany. The International AIDS Conference, in Mexico City, Mexico, and the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He has interviewed people of all walks of life, including high ranking officials and presidents, among them, former U.S. President George W. Bush, President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi, former President of Ghana John Kufuor, President Ifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia ; Noble Laureate Wangari Maathai and academic luminaries like Professor Ali Mazrui.

He holds a post-graduate degree in mass communication from the School of Journalism of the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in English Literature from Moi University, Kenya. He has attended numerous training programs in journalism, in Kenya, Germany and the U.S.

Linord Moudou is the producer & host of the Africa Health Network on Africa 54. She also produces and hosts Health Chat on the Voice of America radio, a live call-in program that addresses health issues of interest to Africa.

She started her career with Voice of America television as the producer & host of Healthy Living, a weekly health news magazine covering African health issues including malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS. She also shared new discoveries and medical breakthroughs, and provided tips and advice on how to prevent diseases and live a healthier life.

Before joining VOA, Linord worked as a broadcast and print journalist, traveling between Africa, Europe and the United States. In 2000, she created, produced, and hosted “Spotlight on Africa,” a bilingual (French-English) television and radio program on Public Access Television and New World Radio in Washington, D.C. With “Spotlight on Africa,” Linord dedicated herself to promote a more positive image of Africa internationally, through information and entertainment.

Her print experience includes “Africa Journal,” a Corporate Council on Africa publication, and AMINA Magazine, a Paris-based magazine about women of Africa and the Diaspora.

Linord Moudou was born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and media productions from George Mason University, and a certificate in television and radio productions from the Columbia School of Broadcasting. The veteran broadcaster is fluent in French, English and conversational in Spanish and Creole.
 

Internship Opportunities

In the competitive and changing television industry, nothing is more valuable for job-seekers than “real world” experience. The Straight Talk Africa internship program offers motivated and outstanding students exciting opportunities to experience practical journalism. In addition to helping to get our weekly studio programs on-the-air, interns also produce a final project for their portfolios. Projects include writing and producing promos, stories, and even full-length documentary or magazine shows.

Watch our interns in action

For more information and/or send your resume to: 
africatv@voanews.com
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Join us every Wednesday as Shaka and his guests discuss topics of special interest to Africans, including politics, economic development, press freedom, health, social issues and conflict resolution.

 

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Straight Talk Africa is broadcast live every Wednesday from 1830-1930 UTC/GMT simultaneously on radio, television and the Internet.

 

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Internship Opportunities

In the competitive and changing television industry, nothing is more valuable for job-seekers than “real world” experience. The Straight Talk Africa internship program offers motivated and outstanding students exciting opportunities to experience practical journalism.  In addition to helping to get our weekly studio programs on-the-air, interns also produce a final project for their portfolios. Projects include writing and producing promos, stories, and even full-length documentary or magazine shows.

Watch our interns in action

For more information and/or send your resume to: 
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Trump spokesperson goes down in flames up against progressive reporter: ‘All you do is lie!’ – Raw Story
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President Donald Trump’s spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany went down in flames up against Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks during a CNN panel Wednesday. McEnany went on to try and spin the president as some sort of great leader for Black Americans.
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U.S. authorities are reportedly conducting further toxicology analysis at the Bahia Principe resort after the mysterious deaths of Americans; Jeff Paul reports on Santo Domingo. The families of two U.S.
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CLEVELAND, Ohio — For Father’s Day President Trump would welcome another extra long tie from the Trump Tie Collection and any foreign-sourced campaign dirt on Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and any of the other 200 Democratic Party presidential candidates.
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CHICAGO (AP) — A man on trial for killing a visiting scholar from China searched the internet for basic instructions on committing murder before the woman vanished, which one expert on serial killers says may be a sign that his boast to have killed 12 other people is false.
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