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BBG Meeting Focuses on Networks’ Delivery, Measurement of Impact

(L-R) IBB Director of Research Sonja Gloeckle, Ernie Torriero, director of VOA's Extremism Watch Desk, and OCB Chief Content Officer Natalia Crujerias accounted for three people of the panel that discussed impact  during Thursday's BBG Board meeting.

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors met Thursday at its Washington, D.C., headquarters to receive status reports on important initiatives and to discuss BBG networks’ reach and impact with target audiences. In a panel discussion moderated by CEO and Director John F. Lansing, representatives […]

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BBG to Meet, Discuss Agency’s Impact Model

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet on June 23, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. at its Washington, D.C. headquarters. In addition to Board business, the Board will adopt resolutions honoring the 65th anniversary of VOA’s Armenian service, the 65th anniversary of VOA’s Georgian […]

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty announces Thomas Kent as new President

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WASHINGTON – Thomas Kent a long time Associated Press journalist has been appointed the new President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Chairman of the network’s Board of Directors Jeff Shell announced today. “Tom was chosen in a competitive selection process from a strong field […]

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Statement by CEO John Lansing on the Deaths of Two NPR Journalists in Afghanistan

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The CEO and Director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, John F. Lansing, has expressed his condolences over the deaths of two NPR journalists on Sunday in Afghanistan.  Photojournalist David Gilkey and his interpreter, Zabihullah Tamanna, were traveling with an Afghan army unit when their […]

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RFE/RL Russian Service Audio Archives — Now Online

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WASHINGTON –RFE/RL recently welcomed the publication of an online, fully searchable database of audio programs produced over decades by its Russian Service, known as Radio Svoboda. RFE/RL Editor in Chief Nenad Pejic called the initiative a “shining example of cooperation and commitment” among RFE/RL and […]

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Alhurra Goes to the Egyptian Streets with New Program

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(Springfield, Va.)- Alhurra Television launches Egypt Talks, a weekly program which  roams Egypt and brings the latest on topics of importance to the Egyptian viewers. The new live program, which combines field reporting and studio interviews, tackles a broad range of topics including: political, security, […]

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Ismayilova Freed From Prison But Intent On Justice

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WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 — Elated but defiant, RFE/RL journalist Khadija Ismayilova walked out of prison in Baku today after Azerbaijan’s Supreme Court suspended her jail sentence, vowing to take the Azerbaijani government to court to hold it accountable for concocting a case against her on […]

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Voice of America Journalist Arrested and Beaten in Angola

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A Voice of America reporter was arrested and beaten by police in Angola while on assignment Tuesday, May 24. “I am outraged that VOA’s journalist in Luanda was so viciously attacked simply for doing his job,” VOA Director Amanda Bennett said. “Intimidation of VOA reporters […]

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Board Chairman’s Statement on the Release of Khadija Ismayilova

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Today is a great day, but it is only one step in a long fight for press freedom in Azerbaijan. We remain committed to informing, engaging and connecting the people of Azerbaijan in support of freedom and democracy, and we look forward to celebrating more press freedom victories like today’s.

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Statement by CEO John F. Lansing on the Release of Khadija Ismayilova

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For too long – 537 days –Khadija has been separated from her family and friends and prohibited from serving the Azerbaijani people with her investigative reporting. I welcome her release and I hope that it is an indication that change is coming to Azerbaijan when it comes to press freedom.

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