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BBG Meets with Secretary Kerry

"I applaud the reforms that BBG’s new leadership has already taken, and I congratulate CEO John Lansing for the energy and enthusiasm he has brought to the organization.”  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.    Read More

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Amanda Bennett Sworn In as New VOA Director

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amanda Bennett was sworn in on April 18, 2016 as the 29th Director of the Voice of America (VOA). Read More

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BBG Meeting Focuses On Importance Of Digital, Social Media

The Broadcasting Board of Governors met on April 20, 2016 to receive programming highlights from the BBG networks that advance the agency’s strategic priorities, and to discuss the BBG’s expansion into digital and social media. Read More

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Media Consumption In Iraq; Are Mobiles Changing The Way Iraqis Get Their News?

While television remains the most popular source of news and information in Iraq, Iraqis and Iraqi Kurds increasingly are turning to non-traditional sources such as the internet and mobile phones to follow current events. Read More

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Martís Provide Cubans Non-Stop Coverage Of Obama’s Historic Trip, Go “LIVE” From Island For First Time

The Martís successfully broadcast three days of live coverage of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. Read More

RFERL Journos

RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

MBN Marks Arab-American Heritage Month

Iraqi painter Shakir Alusi spoke to Alhurra about how his paintings reflect the life and colors of Iraq.

Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa highlighted Arab-American Heritage Month with a variety of programs and reports showcasing the accomplishments of Arab-Americans throughout the month of April. Alhurra’s Almajalla featured profiles of Arab-Americans who are realizing their dreams in the U.S. including: Moroccan kick-boxing champion Amine […]

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Secretary Kerry: Alhurra’s Raise Your Voice a “Very Important Initiative”

MBN interviews John Kerry for the first time since he has held the post of U.S. Secretary of State.

In a wide-ranging interview regarding the fight against Daesh and the future of the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the importance of initiatives such as Alhurra’s Raise Your Voice campaign to fight radicalism.  He said that it is “a very important […]

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RFE/RL Wins Webby People’s Voice Award

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WASHINGTON — A feature video produced by RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service has won the prestigious Webby People’s Voice Award. Watch This Disabled Boy’s World Change In Two Minutes tells the story of a disabled teenager who relies on his friends to push him in his wheelchair everyday […]

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RFA Hosts Banned Film on Murdered Cambodian Rainforest Activist on Website

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WASHINGTON – Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) is making available online a recently banned documentary film about the murder of a prominent Cambodian rainforest activist. The makers of “I Am Chut Wutty” have agreed to allow RFA to post the Cambodian language film on its RFA Khmer website in perpetuity starting Tuesday (April 26).

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Media Consumption in Iraq; Are Mobiles Changing the Way Iraqis Get Their News?

An Iraqi woman takes a photograph of family members on her mobile phone in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Please join the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup as we present the latest media consumption and attitudinal findings from Iraq, including Iraqi Kurdistan. In addition to general media consumption information, speakers will discuss how media use among the Kurds differs from that of Iraqis overall.

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VOA Takes Medal and Finalist Prizes at New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards

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WASHINGTON — Journey 1945: China’s Path to Victory, the vivid tale of two Chinese veterans of the 1st American Volunteer Group organized by the U.S. Government to aid China’s Nationalist Government against Japan during WW II, won a silver medal at this year’s New York Festivals International […]

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BBG Meeting Focuses on Importance of Digital, Social Media; New VOA Director Introduced

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  WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors met today at its Washington, D.C., headquarters to receive programming highlights from the BBG networks that advance the agency’s strategic priorities, and to discuss the BBG’s expansion into digital and social media. Today’s meeting was attended by […]

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BBG Condemns Targeting of Independent Journalists in Crimea, Including RFE/RL Contributors

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors condemns the targeting of independent journalists in Russia-annexed Crimea following police searches on Tuesday of the homes of seven residents of the peninsula, including some who have worked as RFE/RL contributors. The Moscow-backed Crimean Prosecutor General’s Office says […]

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VOA Marks 36th Anniversary of Zimbabwe’s Independence

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WASHINGTON — The topic of Zimbabwe’s long-time president, Robert Mugabe, dominated a VOA panel discussion on Zimbabwe on the 36th anniversary of the country’s independence on Monday. “It’s difficult for anyone who’s stayed in power for 36 years to stay on track,” said a member of […]

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RSF Index Underscores “Desperate Need” in Asia for Reliable Press: RFA President

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WASHINGTON – Media freedom further declined in Radio Free Asia’s broadcast region, according to the media rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in its 2016 Press Freedom Index. Radio Free Asia (RFA) President Libby Liu said the report, which was issued on Wednesday, underscores a […]

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