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No Room For Passivity In Fight For Free Media

At celebrations last night marking the 60th anniversary of RFE’s broadcasts to Czechoslovakia, an expert panel discussed the role of a free media in promoting democracy and civil society around the world today. “From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg, from the printing press to Facebook, the idea Read more »

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Journalists Covering Revolutions and Earthquake Win Burke Award

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2011 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. This award, named after the first BBG Chairman David Burke, recognizes courage, integrity and originality in reporting within the BBG broadcast entities. “The hard work of our Read more »

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Veteran CNN And Turner Broadcasting Executive Named RFE/RL President

Steven W. Korn, former Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of CNN, has been named RFE/RL President and CEO by the board of directors of RFE/RL. In his new role, Korn will oversee RFE/RL’s broadcast operations to 21 countries, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia. Read more »

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Broadcasting Board Meets with Secretary Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met yesterday with members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and expressed her support for the vital role of U.S. international broadcasting. Board members highlighted the critical importance of providing high-quality news and information and engaging audiences worldwide across Read more »

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VOA’s “TV Ashna” to Stay on the air in Afghanistan

Voice of America’s popular nightly news program “TV Ashna” will stay on the air in Afghanistan for another five years under the terms of a new contract signed this week by VOA and Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA), the government broadcasting organization. VOA Director Designate David Read more »

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VOA Georgian Service Marks 60th Anniversary

Voice of America’s Georgian Service, which first went on the air May 26, 1951, is being hailed for the role it has played in helping bring democracy to the former Soviet republic. In a message marking the 60th anniversary of the service’s creation, Georgia’s Ambassador Read more »

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REMINDER: Public Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Public Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors June 3, 9AM, BBG Headquarters You are invited to join the Broadcasting Board of Governors for its first ever public meeting on Friday, June 3, 2011 in Washington, D.C.  About a year into their appointments, Governors will Read more »

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VOA’s Parazit Breaks News of Eased Travel Restrictions for Iran Students

State Department spokesman Alan Eyre said Friday on Voice of America’s Farsi language TV program Parazit, the United States is easing travel restrictions for Iranian students and will now issue multiple entry visas. The State Department’s new Farsi language spokesman said, “I have the pleasure Read more »

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Rape Crisis in Congo Spotlighted on New VOA – CitizenGlobal Website

The haunting personal stories of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo are now part of a growing online conversation hosted by Voice of America and CitizenGlobal, an innovative multimedia crowdsourcing platform. Since late 2010 when survivors and rights groups began describing cases of mass Read more »

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Diane Zeleny Named Director of Communications and External Relations of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

  Diane Zeleny, Director of Communications at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, has been named Director of Communications and External Relations of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Zeleny will act as the Board’s primary strategist on communications and outreach activities, and as the Board’s chief Read more »

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


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