Former VOA journalists in the news.

Posted: 28 Mar 2012   Print   Send a link
The Citizen (Dar es Salaam), 22 Mar 2012: "The Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL) Board of Directors has appointed Mr Dunstan Tido Mhando the new managing director effective yesterday. ... The MCL publishes The Citizen, The Citizen on Saturday, The Citizen on Sunday, Mwananchi, Mwananchi Jumapili and MwanaSpoti. ... He started off his career in the late 1960s with the government-owned media house, Radio Tanzania Dar es Salaam (RTD), before going abroad. In the UK, he became the first African to head the Swahili Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Apart from the BBC, Mr Mhando has also worked with other international media organisations including Swahili Service of the Voice of America (VoA) and Radio Deutche Welle (DW) of Germany."

Pakistan Today, 24 Mar 2012: "Radio Pakistan Director General Murtaza Solangi was among the outstanding people who got Nishan-e-Imtiaz and other civil awards for their meritorious services in various fields on the occasion of Pakistan Day. President Asif Ali Zardari conferred the medal upon Solangi in recognition of his meritorious public service in broadcasting at a ceremony here on Friday. ... Murtaza Solangi went to the United States for higher education in 1993 and got a degree in broadcasting from Gateway Technical College Western Islands. He then joined the Voice of America Urdu Service and continued to work for 15 years. He has been serving as Radio Pakistan director general for the past over three and a half years."

New Straits Times (Kuala Lumpur), 24 Mar 2012: Malaysian "journalism legend" Tan Sri Mazlan Nordin died 22 March. "His 62-year journalistic career took off in Singapore in June 1950 in time to cover the Natrah episode for Utusan Melayu before the Voice of America took him away to New York for a three-year stint." See also NST, 24 Mar 2012, Johan Jaafar.