Board Meeting- June 23

Impact Beyond Reach

At the June 23 meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Directors, CEO John Lansing hosted a panel discussion on measuring impact. That discussion was streamed on Facebook Live and is available now for viewing.

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Khadija Ismayilova Released

On May 25, investigative journalists and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was released from jail after the Azerbaijan Supreme Court revised her sentence. Read statements by the BBG CEO John Lansing and Chairman Jeff Shell on the release.

VOA Journos

VOA Journalists Beaten In Pakistan And Iraq

Voice of America journalists were beaten and harassed by authorities in Pakistan and Iraq earlier this week. One of the journalists was a reporter for VOA Deewa and the other for VOA Kurdish. Read More

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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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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

TV Martí’s Interview With Sen. Robert Menendez

TV Martí’s Karen Caballero sits down for an interview with Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J)

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) sat down to discuss Cuba issues with Karen Caballero of TV Martí’s Antena Live during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., last week. “I will continue to promote liberty for all Cuban citizens, and continue to deliver the message of […]

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BBG Mourns the Loss of Four Americans in Libya, Vows to Continue Coverage

A still from Alhurra TV footage shows furniture burning at the site of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today mourned the deaths of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, and reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that news and information reach […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors to meet with Secretary of State

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Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday, September 13. The meeting will be held at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Participants will include BBG Presiding Governor Michael Lynton along with […]

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Protestors Demand Release of Alhurra Journalist (Photo Gallery)

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[nggallery id=53 template=bbg-carousel] Some 200 journalists marched to the Syrian embassy in Ankara, Turkey, demanding the release of an Alhurra reporter and his cameraman who went missing in Syria August 20. Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and cameraman Cüneyt Ünal have not been heard from since […]

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