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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

Herman Breaks Bangkok News

VOA Reporting on Bangkok Blast Goes Worldwide

VOA’s Steve Herman, Barry Newhouse, and Zinlat Aung were among the first on the scene after a deadly blast hit the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. Their reporting was picked up by dozens of media outlets worldwide. 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.

A Child in Syria Says Thanks VOA

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A Syrian Kurdish child at a protest rally holds a poster thanking Voice of America’s Kurdish Service for its coverage of the uprising in Syria.  VOA recently began broadcasting its radio programs on direct to home satellite TV, expanding audience reach in the Kurdish-speaking regions […]

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Ethiopia Releases VOA Correspondent, Drops Charges

Veteran VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein

A VOA correspondent and his translator were freed Saturday after being detained overnight by Ethiopian police on a charge of “illegal reporting.” Listen to an interview with veteran VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein. Read the full story. Heinlein and translator Simegineh Yekoye were arrested Friday as […]

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Alhurra Debuts Co-Production Arab Spring: Syria


Alhurra Television broadcasts its fourth installment of Arab Spring documentaries co-produced with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions. The latest episode, Arab Spring: Syria will debut on Sunday, May 27th. In Arab Spring: Syria, Alhurra’s cameras go behind the headlines to examine the history of the Syrian regime, the causes […]

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VOA Statement on the Detention of its Ethiopia Correspondent

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Washington, D.C., May 25, 2012  — “We are aware of reports that VOA correspondent Peter Heinlein was detained today in Addis Ababa. The safety and welfare of our reporters is our utmost concern and we are working to gather more information about Mr. Heinlein’s status. […]

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Myroslava Gongadze, VOA Journalist and Ukrainian Rights Activist


VOA Journalist Myroslava Gongadze, a tireless campaigner for human rights and freedom of the press in her native Ukraine, has been profiled in the new documentary, A whisper to a Roar, which tells the stories of democracy activists in five countries around the world. Myroslava, […]

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Board Member and Former RFE/RL Executive S. Enders Wimbush Steps Down


Washington, D.C. — S. Enders Wimbush has stepped down from the Broadcasting Board of Governors. “We extend our deepest thanks to Enders Wimbush for all he has done, not only during nearly two years with the Board, but through many years — including his leadership at […]

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Bosnian FM Talks Bosnian (and Serbian) Politics With RFE/RL


Bosnian Minister of Foreign Affairs Zlatko Lagumdzija visited RFE/RL’s broadcast headquarters in Prague on May 15, during an official visit to the Czech Republic. In an interview with Sabina Cabaravdic of RFE/RL’s Balkan Service, Lagumdzija said that he wants Bosnia and Herzegovina to become a […]

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Syrian Journalists Visit Alhurra


A group of nine Syrian journalists from different media outlets toured Alhurra Television’s newsroom, control rooms and studios and met with journalists and senior staff. Alhurra’s journalists talked to the Syrian visitors about their day-to-day work. They discussed the technology and software Alhurra uses to […]

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  • The Board

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