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BBG Meets with Secretary Kerry

"I applaud the reforms that BBG’s new leadership has already taken, and I congratulate CEO John Lansing for the energy and enthusiasm he has brought to the organization.”  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.    Read More

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Amanda Bennett Sworn In as New VOA Director

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amanda Bennett was sworn in on April 18, 2016 as the 29th Director of the Voice of America (VOA). Read More

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BBG Meeting Focuses On Importance Of Digital, Social Media

The Broadcasting Board of Governors met on April 20, 2016 to receive programming highlights from the BBG networks that advance the agency’s strategic priorities, and to discuss the BBG’s expansion into digital and social media. Read More

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Media Consumption In Iraq; Are Mobiles Changing The Way Iraqis Get Their News?

While television remains the most popular source of news and information in Iraq, Iraqis and Iraqi Kurds increasingly are turning to non-traditional sources such as the internet and mobile phones to follow current events. Read More

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Martís Provide Cubans Non-Stop Coverage Of Obama’s Historic Trip, Go “LIVE” From Island For First Time

The Martís successfully broadcast three days of live coverage of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. Read More

RFERL Journos

RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

BBG Bringing Political Conventions to the World

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The road to the White House gets a little steeper over the next several weeks as the political parties gather for their quadrennial conventions, and journalists from U.S. international broadcasting stations will be there to cover the proceedings for audiences in dozens of languages and […]

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VOA Urdu Pays Tribute to Legendary Bollywood Singer

VOA broadcaster, Subhash Vohra (L) interviews the legendary Mohammad Rafi (R) before his 1977 performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

  It’s been more than 30 years since the unexpected death of Bollywood singer and music legend Mohammad Rafi. Now, a remarkable VOA tribute to the late singer has touched the hearts of people in both India and Pakistan. Longtime VOA broadcaster Subhash Vohra was […]

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VOA Starts Mobile Newscasts to Mali

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Washington, D.C. — Voice of America is now offering special daily news broadcasts for mobile phone users in Mali, where Islamic militants in the north have clamped down on independent sources of information. “Mobile phones are the single best platform to share news and information in […]

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BBG Calls on Syrian Government to Ensure Safety of Missing Alhurra Journalists

Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi

Washington, D.C.  — The Broadcasting Board of Governors has called upon the Syrian government to ensure the safety of two of its journalists who were reportedly seized by Syrian forces on Monday, August 20. Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman, Cuneyt Unal, were reporting […]

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VOA Program Connects US and Pakistan

VOA program host Sana Mirza

Washington, D.C. — Viewers in Pakistan can now experience a slice of life in America, with the premiere of a dynamic new VOA program that follows show host Sana Mirza as she gets to know the country. “I just moved here myself, so I’m seeing things […]

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New BBG Gallup Data Shows Dramatic Rise in Mobile Use in Nigeria (Video)

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[nggallery id=52 template=bbg-carousel] Washington, D.C. — Mobile phone use across Nigeria has increased dramatically, and the media gap between Hausa speakers and others has narrowed, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup. “The big takeaways today are the rise […]

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VOA Hosts Angola Election Debate

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The candidates running against Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos held a lively election debate Friday on a special two-hour edition of VOA’s popular radio call-in program Angola Fala Só. The candidates, Isaisas Samakuva (UNITA), Eduardo Kwangana (PRS), Lucas Ngonda (FNLA) and Abel Chivukuvuku (CASA-CE), […]

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