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BBG Condemns Threats to Press Freedom and Furthers Reform Efforts

At today’s Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) meeting, the Board discussed and advanced plans to carry out a comprehensive reform for U.S. international broadcasting. The Board also called public attention to a string of disturbing incidents of repression and intimidation perpetrated against BBG journalists in […]

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Statement of the Broadcasting Board of Governors: Recent Threats to Media Freedom

The Broadcasting Board of Governors made the following statement at its meeting on September 15, 2011. The BBG takes the opportunity of this open meeting to shine a spotlight on efforts to thwart media freedom and intimidate our journalists in countries where we work.  We’ll […]

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VOA Exclusive: Aung San Suu Kyi Discusses Democratization in Burma

Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi says the release of political prisoners in Burma cannot be separated from the process of democratizing the country. In an exclusive interview with a VOA Burmese Service reporter in Rangoon, the Peace Prize […]

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VOA Data Visualization Highlights Difficulty, Dilemma for Drought Relief in Africa

A wide-ranging data visualization project unveiled by Voice of America Monday indicates international interest in the devastating drought in Somalia and the Horn of Africa may have peaked, just as help for the famine-ravaged region is needed most. The web-based VOA report graphically demonstrates the […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors to Meet on September 15

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Thursday, September 15 at BBG headquarters in Washington, D.C. to receive and consider a report from the BBG’s Governance Committee, including the revision of Agency grant agreements. There will be an update on digital innovations. Broadcast […]

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VOA Interview: Former First Lady Laura Bush Reflects on 9/11

In an exclusive interview with VOA’s Afghan Service, former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush recalls the feeling of “horror” when she learned about the 9/11 terror attacks. The former first lady says she was first told of the September 11th attack on the World Trade […]

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VOA Beaming Special Drought Programs to Horn of Africa

Voice of America is broadcasting special drought-related radio programs delivering life-saving information to the hundreds of thousands of victims of the humanitarian crisis who are now at risk of starvation in Somalia and the Horn of Africa. The first of the half-hour radio programs, broadcast […]

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BBG 9/11 Programming Reaches Millions Worldwide

On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, U.S. international broadcasting offers compelling coverage of the impact of these events around the globe. Through on-the-scene reporting, local investigative journalism, social media and in-depth interviews with opinion makers and world leaders, BBG brings top quality […]

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VOA Statement on Beating of its Reporter in Angola

Voice of America deplores an assault against one of its journalists in Angola on Saturday, September 3, which took place as he tried to cover a pro-democracy rally in the capital city Luanda. While uniformed police looked on, local reporter Alexandre Neto was beaten and […]

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VOA’s “OMG Meiyu” is a Sensation in China

The 24-year-old host of “OMG Meiyu,” a trendy, cross cultural English teaching feature produced by Voice of America’s Mandarin Service, has become an overnight sensation in China, where viewers are flocking to social media sites to see her idiomatic lesson called “Yucky Gunk.” More than […]

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


    1 year 4 months 30 days

    in prison

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