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Amanda Bennett Sworn in as New Director of the Voice of America

Amanda Bennett is sworn in by BBG CEO and Director John Lansing as the 29th Director of the Voice of America.  Kelu Chao, who served as acting VOA Director for nearly a year, looks on.

  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amanda Bennett was sworn in today as the 29th Director of the Voice of America (VOA). “I am happy and excited to be joining such a vital news organization,” said Bennett. “VOA has a critical role ahead as it uses all its […]

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The BBG Announces New VOA Director

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Amanda Bennett as the 29th Director of the Voice of America (VOA).  An introduction and swearing-in ceremony will be held at Voice of America headquarters at 10 a.m. this morning […]

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BBG to Meet, Discuss Key Priorities

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet on April 20, 2016 at 10:30 at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.

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RFA Launches Investigative Series on North Korean Labor Overseas

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“With this venture, RFA investigates the consequences of an isolated dictatorship that does little to improve its own people’s living standards but profits from sending its work force abroad,” said Libby Liu, President of RFA. “RFA looks forward to the launch of more in-depth, ongoing investigations this year. “

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Czech Republic Honors Klose, Pechacek, RFE/RL For Defending Freedom

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WASHINGTON–Prime Minister of the Czech Republic H.E. Bohuslav Sobotka has honored the former president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Kevin Klose, and former RFE/RL Czechoslovak Service director Pavel Pechacek for their “lifelong work for democracy, human rights and freedom” and their “contributions to the transformation […]

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U.S. Lawmaker Congratulates BBG on Russian-Language TV Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A U.S. lawmaker has congratulated two BBG networks for jointly creating and developing a Russian-language TV program that is now carried by 25 media outlets in nine countries mostly in the Russian periphery, including Ukraine. In comments on the floor of the […]

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Kosovo President Visits VOA; Focuses on Terrorism, Political Turmoil

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During her third visit to the Voice of America in Washington as president of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga told VOA Albanian that no country is immune from violent extremism and terrorism. In the wake of the terror attacks in Brussels, Jahjaga noted that […]

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

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The Martís, which include TV and Radio Martí and martinoticias.com, successfully broadcast three days of live coverage of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. TV Martí reached the island via DIRECTV, airing through local Miami station Mira-TV and digital streaming.  Radio Martí listeners received […]

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Alhurra TV Focuses on Female Empowerment

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 Springfield, Va.–Alhurra Television is launching a new program that puts the spotlight on successful Egyptian women making their mark on society. Sit B’Mit Ragel (Arabic for ‘A Lady is Worth 100 Men’) profiles four Egyptian women who are embarking on traditionally male-dominated jobs. They each […]

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In Azerbaijan, No Pardon For Ismayilova

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WASHINGTON — Azerbaijan pardoned several political prisoners last week, but RFE/RL reacted with dismay that a leading contributor to its Azerbaijani Service, investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, was not among them. “We are overjoyed for the journalists, human rights defenders, and activists who were released today […]

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