Category Archives: Press Release

Cuban Activist Antúnez Visits the Martís

Antúnez addresses the staff of the Martís

MIAMI- Jorge Luis García-Pérez, a human rights activist some have called “Cuba’s Nelson Mandela,” visited the Martís on August 13 to express his gratitude for the reliable and accurate news coverage the Miami broadcaster provides. García-Pérez, who is also known as Antúnez, is well known across Read more »

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VOA Rolls Out Mobile App with News in 43 Languages

VOA mobile app

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Getting the latest news fromVOA’s many language services just got easier with the launch of new mobile and tablet apps that work on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. “Everything is available in one place now,” says VOA Director David Ensor.  “This is a Read more »

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New BBG Governors Sworn In

BBG logo

Washington, DC  – Jeffrey Shell took the helm as Chair of the Broadcasting Board of Governors today after being sworn in at BBG headquarters.  Shell is joined by fellow Board members Matthew Armstrong and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who were also appointed by President Obama on Read more »

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Threats Escalate Against RFE/RL’s Azeri Reporter Ismayilova

Khadija Ismayilova

WASHINGTON, DC – RFE/RL calls upon the Azerbaijani government to investigate a blackmail and intimidation campaign against investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, following the July 26 online release of a new video containing intimate and illegally obtained images of her. In addition to posting the video, Read more »

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Senate Confirms Three New Members for the BBG Board


The United States Senate has confirmed three new members to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media. The Senate this evening unanimously approved Jeffrey Shell, Matthew C. Armstrong and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker for membership on the Read more »

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VOA Covers Elections in Mali


WASHINGTON, D.C. — As voters in Mali cast their ballots on Sunday, July 28, Voice of America will carry two special election day broadcasts, with reports from polling stations around the country and analysis from studio guests. The 30-minute Bambara language radio show Mali Kura Read more »

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VOA Panel Examines Zimbabwe Challenges

VOA Panelists Admonish Deda, Priscilla Ndlovu, Vukasin Petrovic and Lauren Ploch discuss Zimbabwe's challenges.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Panelists at a VOA discussion on the future of Zimbabwe painted a bleak picture of a country facing enormous political and economic challenges as it heads into elections planned for later this month. The event, titled Zimbabwe: Elections and Beyond, was organized Read more »

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VOA Somali Service Launches TV Program

Abdi H. Mahamud and Sahra Nur host Variety, the VOA Somali Service's first ever TV program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Viewers of VOA’s first ever Somali-language TV program are calling the show “remarkable.” “VOA is already very strong on radio in Somalia, with over half the population listening to VOA Somali at least once a week,” said VOA Africa Division Director Gwen Read more »

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Leslie Hyland Named Chief Financial Officer at BBG

Leslie Hyland

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leslie Hyland has been named Chief Financial Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and will start work July 29, the agency announced. Hyland will be the principal budget, accounting and financial management officer for the BBG and will coordinate closely on Read more »

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VOA’s “OnTen” Wins CINE Award

Graphic with Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, produced for the 45th episode of the award winning VOA program "OnTen."

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America’s OnTen, a satirical weekly television program that covers and often pokes fun at Iranian officialdom, has been honored with a 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award. The Golden Eagle Awards are selected twice a year by juries of leading professionals Read more »

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