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Voice of America and the Newseum Institute Host Joint Forum: ISIS and the Digital War

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Islamic State group has mastered the use of social media to promote its cause like no other extremist organization, experts said Wednesday in Washington. The panel discussed the Islamic State group’s adept use of social media and propaganda to recruit members worldwide in […]

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BBG Announces 2015 Burke Award Winners

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors has announced the winners of the 2015 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. The 2015 winners represent each of the BBG networks and have tackled topics ranging from extremism in Nigeria […]

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VOA Story Cited in Special UN Human Rights Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — One of two Voice of America exclusive stories by reporter Eun Jung Cho covering abusive practices against North Korean workers in Qatar was cited in a special United Nations human rights report, and focuses fresh attention on North Korea’s mistreatment of its civilian workforce. […]

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BBG Meeting Outlines Activities in the Middle East and New Strategic Priorities

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met today at the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) headquarters in Springfield, VA to delve into the strategic priorities of the BBG Board and of newly-appointed CEO John Lansing, and to hear a detailed update on MBN […]

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Internet Access Affecting Behaviors in Africa

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“We cannot underestimate the influence that the Internet is having on the communities we’ve surveyed,” said Sonja Gloeckle, Director of Research for the BBG. “And while we see disparities in the amount of access to the Internet in the different countries researched, we are seeing similar behaviors and attitudes among those who go online.”

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Radio Free Asia Announces New Managing Director, Northeast Asia

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) has announced that distinguished journalist and former diplomat Bay Fang will serve as RFA’s new Managing Director, with responsibility for Northeast Asia. “Bay’s experience as a Beijing-based correspondent who also reported from the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, […]

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BBG to Meet to Examine Its Activities in the Middle East and to Introduce New CEO

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at the headquarters of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks in Springfield, Virginia, on October 8, 2015. This will be the first meeting of the board since John Lansing joined BBG as CEO and Director. During the […]

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VOA Afghanistan Service Celebrates 35 Years on Air

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WASHINGTON, D.C.——This week, Voice of America marks 35 years of broadcasts to Afghanistan, with special tributes and programming dedicated to the history of the service.The Afghanistan service began broadcasting just months after the Soviet invasion of the country in 1980, with a daily 15-minute Dari […]

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Azerbaijan Targets Another RFE/RL Reporter

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(Washington – September 29, 2015)  Police in Baku have ransacked an apartment and seized equipment belonging to an RFE/RL free-lancer in the latest incident in an unrelenting campaign targeting the country’s independent press. Islam Shikhali, a free-lance video journalist working for RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani service, was not […]

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VOA Documentary Debuts at Asia Society in NYC

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WASHINGTON D.C. — VOA’s latest documentary A Single Step: Journeys of Women Leaders debuted at a special screening at the Asia Society in New York on September 24, bringing in a great crowd and a dynamic discussion following the screening. The event took place on […]

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