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BBG Oct Meeting

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

The BBG will meet at the headquarters of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks in Springfield, Virginia, on Thursday. This will be the first meeting of the board since John Lansing joined BBG as CEO and Director. Watch Live


Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

"We are appalled by today's verdict," said BBG Chairman Jeff Shell. "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More


VOA Hosts Malala at the Newseum

Malala, the well-known activist for the empowerment of women and the youngest Nobel Prize winner, was in Washington Sunday to take part in an event hosted by the Voice of America’s Deewa Radio and Television Service in cooperation with the Newseum.  Read More


African and American Lives Come Together on Vous Et Nous

From pop-culture to education and health to technology, music and fashion, Vous et Nous is a new fast-paced, 30-minute program featuring young leaders who are working to make a difference. Read More

Annual Report

BBG Releases its 2014 Annual Report

The BBG’s 2014 Annual Report details the agency’s  activities and growing impact around the world. Visit the multimedia, interactive digital version.

PEN to Honor Jailed Azerbaijani Journalist Khadija Ismayilova

Khadija Ismayilova and her lawyer, Elton Guliyev, walkng outside en route to the offices of the Azerbaijani Prosecutor General to respond to a summons to appear. Baku, Azerbaijan.

WASHINGTON – PEN American Center announced on April 15 that it will honor jailed journalist Khadija Ismayilova with the prestigious 2015 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. This award is presented annually to a writer imprisoned or persecuted for his or her work. Ismayilova, who […]

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Imprisoned Azerbaijani Journalist Khadija Ismayilova Wins PEN Award


(WASHINGTON — April 16, 2015) Jailed Azerbaijani investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova has been awarded PEN American Center’s 2015 Barbara Goldsmith Freedom To Write Award, given annually to “an imprisoned writer persecuted for exercising her right to free expression.” RFE/RL Editor in Chief […]

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New York Festivals Honors VOA Documentary

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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2015 –The VOA documentary AIDS: Living in the Shadows won the Silver World Medal at the 2015 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards.   The 30-minute-long documentary, introduced by the British music legend and longtime AIDS activist Sir Elton […]

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Alhurra’s Street Pulse Wins Bronze Award at New York Festivals

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Las Vegas—The winners of the New York Festivals’ International TV and Film awards were announced last night in Las Vegas and Alhurra Television’s critically acclaimed series Street Pulse took home the Bronze Prize for the Best Community Portrait Documentary. The investigative magazine program won for […]

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One Year In Captivity: Anniversary of Nigeria’s Chibok Girls Marked by VOA

Chibok Girls, Not Forgotten

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Voice of America today marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who are still missing and thought to be captives of the terrorist group in the forests of northern Nigeria. In a panel discussion at VOA’s […]

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Cuban Security Ejects TV Martí Team from Panama Press Conference

TV Marti reporter Karen Caballero talking to reporters after being ejected from press conference by Cuban officials.

Panama City, Panama – (April 11, 2015) Cuban security officials forced TV Martí’s reporter Karen Caballero and cameraman Rudy Hernandez out of today’s press conference with the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez in Panama. Caballero and Hernandez are fully credentialed to cover the historic summit […]

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20% of Cubans Report Listening to Radio Martí

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WASHINGTON (April 9, 2015) — Twenty percent of Cubans report listening to Radio Marti in the last seven days, according to an independent survey conducted in March among a nationally representative sample of 1,200 Cuban adults (18 or older) across the island. “We are providing […]

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Iran Negotiations Broadcast Around-the-Clock by U.S. International Media Networks

The Iranian Students' News Agency coverage of the nuclear negotiations included this photo of VOA Persian Service reporter Niloofar Pourebrahim in Lausanne doing a live interview with Washington studio host Arian Risbaf.

As negotiators in Lausanne, Switzerland pulled all-nighters to work out a framework for a nuclear deal between Iran and the United States in the run-up to the March 31 deadline, U.S. international media journalists worked around the clock to keep Iranians appraised of the latest […]

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Martís’ Exclusive Video Reveals Government Negligence at Mental Health Center

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A disturbing video has surfaced showing the deplorable conditions faced by more than 200 patients including children at a mental health facility in Havana. The exclusive video, obtained by the Martís, shows some patients restrained and others kept in animal pens at the Psychoeducational Center […]

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RFA Covers Humanitarian Crisis in Myanmar’s Kokang Region


Radio Free Asia’s Myanmar and Mandarin services extensively covered the humanitarian crisis as refugees flee the conflict-torn Kokang region of Myanmar’s Shan State.

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  • The Board

    • Jeffrey Shell
    • Dr. Leon Aron
    • Matt Armstrong
    • Michael Kempner
    • John Forbes Kerry
    • Karen Kornbluh
    • Kenneth Weinstein
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