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Clinton Travels to South Pacific to Reassert US Interests

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-4)

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is traveling to the South Pacific for the start of an Asia-Pacific tour designed to reassert American interests in a region where China’s influence is growing.

Clinton departed Washington Thursday for the Cook Islands, where she will become the first top U.S. diplomat to attend the annual Pacific Islands Forum of regional officials. The forum is one of the biggest events ever to be held in the island chain of only about 10,000 people.


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Voice of America 70th Anniversary


Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
March 8, 2012

For seventy years, the Voice of America has been a trusted source of news and information for millions around the world. Since its birth, VOA has consistently adapted to our rapidly changing world – growing from a radio broadcast service into a vibrant multimedia network that employs every medium there is, from television to Twitter. Still, it remains as true to its mission today as it was in 1942.In parts of the world where the voice of freedom is muted or muffled, you have stood at the front lines of the struggle for a free media. At times, you risk your lives, or even sacrifice them. Earlier this year, we lost a Pakistani correspondent who, despite multiple threats on his life, dedicated himself to giving his audience fair and accurate reports from his corner of the world. Today, we pay tribute to Mukarram and other members of the VOA family whom we have lost over the years.

We are proud of you and grateful for your work. Time and time again, you defy foreign governments that seek to stifle your signal, piercing through Iron Curtains and electronic ones, for the sake of illuminating the enduring strength of our democratic values. So as you mark your 70th anniversary, I congratulate all of you who have built this worldwide network into what it is today. Thank you for being the Voice of America.

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