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Hurricane Sandy Fails to Stop VOA Broadcasts

VOA English Programs Editor Terry Wing says people slept on couches and cots to ride out the storm.

Pounding rain and 80 mile an hour winds from Hurricane Sandy shut down U.S. government offices and the Washington, D.C. public transportation Monday and Tuesday, but it didn’t stop VOA journalists, technicians and support personnel from delivering news around the world in 43 languages. “We Read more »

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Federal Offices in the Washington, DC, area are CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC Tuesday, Oct. 30

Non-emergency employees (including employees on pre-approved paid leave) will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) for the number of hours they were scheduled to work unless they are: required to telework, on official travel outside of the Washington, DC, area, on leave without pay, or on Read more »

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BBG Covers the 2012 Race for the White House

Alhurra Correspondent Khaled Khairy interview Arab-Americans

Every four years the eyes of the world focus on political life in America and the battle for the White House. As Election Day nears, the Broadcasting Board of Governors is bringing information on civics and democracy to its overseas audience in support of its Read more »

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IWMF Honors Khadija Ismayilova With “Courage In Journalism” Award

Leslie Stahl, left, with Khadija Ismayilova

New York —   Khadija Ismayilova, investigative journalist for RFE/RL’s Azerbaijan Service, was one of three recipients of the International Women’s Media Foundation’s “Courage in Journalism” award, given in New York on October 24. Ismayilova was honored for her unflinching reporting in the face of continued Read more »

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Chen Guangcheng Visits Radio Free Asia

Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng is interviewed at RFA

Blind Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng and his wife visited Radio Free Asia (RFA) headquarters and gave an interview to RFA. The self-taught legal activist, currently studying law at New York University, was in Washington to accept an award from the Washington Oxi Day Read more »

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BBG Broadcasters Nominated for Nine AIB Awards

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Broadcasting Board of Governors’ broadcasters are finalists for nine 2012 Association for International Broadcasting Media Excellence Awards for 2012. The short list for the awards, known as the AIBs, includes entries from 23 countries across five continents, reflecting the best of global TV and radio Read more »

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BBG Governors Meet with Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama with BBG Member Dana Perino and Susan McCue.

Radio Free Asia recently hosted a meeting with the Dalai Lama in New York, which was attended by Broadcasting Board of Governors Members Dana Perino and Susan McCue. Below are some photographs from the sessions.  

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EBU Joins Condemnation of Jamming

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The European Broadcasting Union has joined the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and other international broadcasters in condemning the deliberate jamming of satellite signals across Europe and the Middle East. “Access to information is a universal human right and an essential component for democracy. We Read more »

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Chief Technology Officer of the US Visits the BBG

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Todd Park, center, meets with BBG’s Co-Directors of Innovation Rob Bole and Raina Kumra Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, visited the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) on Oct. 19 to discuss innovation and the ways in which government can best use Read more »

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Game Jam 2012: VOA Gets its Game Face on

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Washington, D.C. — Could gaming and game apps be the next frontier for international broadcasters like VOA?  The answer might be right around the corner. VOA recently teamed up with the Learning Games Network (LGN) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to organize the first-ever Read more »

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014.


    7 months 28 days

    in prison

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