Next week, the world will witness an historic event: Barack Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge nearly 90 years ago.
That was long before the Cuban Revolution and the dissolution of ties between the U.S. and Cuba. And it was long before the severe media restrictions on the island prompted the U.S. to create Radio Martí, a Spanish-language broadcaster providing uncensored news and information to Cuba.
Just last year, Radio Martí celebrated its 30th anniversary.
In honor of International Women’s Day, the networks of the BBG are providing special coverage and programming on the contributions of women to contemporary society and history, while highlighting the political and cultural struggles women face in certain countries. “On International Women’s Day, we […]
The Voice of America has launched a new English-language learning program on Lao National Television to teach American-style English. English Lessons with Toui and Mani is hosted by VOA Lao service’s Phouthasone Douangphoumy, known on the program as “Toui,” and VOA Khmer Service’s Manilene Ek, […]
WASHINGTON D.C., March 2, 2016 — The top candidates for the position of Tibet’s political leader in exile (Sikyong, or prime minister) faced off this week in an exclusive prime time internet, radio, and television broadcast to Tibet, aired and hosted by the Voice of America. […]
WASHINGTON – As a part of the meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the leaders of each of the five BBG networks, collectively known as the U.S. International Media Coordinating Council (ICC), presented key initiatives and collaborative activities aimed at maximizing their operations in […]
Posted in BBG, Press Release Also tagged BBG, Board Meeting, Broadcasting Board of Governors, ICC, MBN, Middle East Broacasting Networks, OCB, Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Radio Free Asia, RFA, RFE/RL, RFE/RL Radio Free Europe, VOA
WASHINGTON D.C., February 26, 2016 — The Voice of America is shaking up its prime time television line-up in Iran with a fresh look and with new Farsi language programming that will continue to speak to Iran’s millennials and its diverse audience. “We are making efforts to […]
A journalist who was killed in his home country of Yemen last month while on assignment for the Voice of America was memorialized in a ceremony on Thursday at BBG headquarters in Washington. BBG Director and CEO John Lansing, Acting VOA Director Kelu Chao and […]
Posted in BBG, Highlight Also tagged Ambassador Ryan Crocker, BBG, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Dr. Leon Aron, John Lansing, Journalist Almigdad Mojalli, Kenneth Weinstein, Michael Kempner, VOA, Yemeni Diplomat Malak Abdelhameed
Seventy-four years ago in February 1942, with countries across the globe in the throes of the Second World War, American writer and journalist William Harlan Hale initiated the first VOA radio show in German with these now-immortal words: “We bring you voices from America. Today, […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Shaka Ssali, host and managing editor of Voice of America’s TV and radio program Straight Talk Africa, was selected to serve as one of three moderators for the Ugandan presidential debate in Kampala, Uganda on Feb. 13. Ugandans go to the polls […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Creole Service of the Voice of America is celebrating its 30th anniversary. From its first five-minute news feed with one broadcaster to its current Radio-on-TV programming, VOA Creole has been one of the most reliable and authoritative sources of news in Haiti. More […]