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.

Khadija Free

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

Amanda Bennett

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

BBG Seeks Information on Journalists Missing in Syria

Bashar Fahmi

Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors calls on the Syrian government to release any information they have on the capture and whereabouts of Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and cameraman Cüneyt Ünal. Fahmi and Ünal have been missing since August 20, when they entered […]

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VOA’s interview with Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn

Neon Trees Band Members : Branden Campbell (far left), Tyler Glenn, Elaine Bradley, and Chris Allen (far right).

Lead singer and keyboardist Tyler Glenn, from the alternative rock band Neon Trees, sat down with VOA’s Larry London to promote the group’s highly-anticipated new album, Picture Show.  In the interview, which aired September 3rd and is available online, Glenn talks about the band’s origins […]

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Wives of Missing Journalists Struggle With Uncertainty

Bashar Fahmi, Arzu Fahmi and their two children.

The wives of missing Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman, Cuneyt Unal, say they are consumed by fear and worry since the pair were captured on August 20. In interviews with Alhurra TV and Alhurra.com, Arzu Fahmi said that she was hoping for Bashar’s […]

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Alhurra TV Gets Real in Egypt

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Springfield, Va. — Alhurra Television brings to life the aftermath of the Egyptian revolution by developing a television series that follows the lives of five young Egyptians.  Starting in September 8th, Alhurra will launch Rayheen ala Feen?, Arabic for ‘Where Are They Going,’ which will provide […]

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Interview With Kosovar President: ‘We Will Never Negotiate For Our Sovereignty’

Kosovar President Atifete Jahjaga

Serbia and Kosovo have committed to resume European Union-sponsored talks that were suspended during Serbia’s recent election season. RFE/RL correspondent Arbana Vidishiqi spoke with Kosovar President Atifete Jahjaga about Pristina’s approach to the discussions. RFE/RL: A political dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia has been announced. […]

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Martí Convention Coverage With a Cuban Flavor

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The Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) this week began its coverage of the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions, broadcasting live for all its platforms. Preparations started months ago and producers and technicians were in Tampa, Fla., for the GOP convention Aug. 27-30. Coverage from the […]

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OMG! Host Jessica Beinecke Meets Panda

Jessica Beinecke, the host of VOA’s popular English learning blog OMG! Meiyu, posing with a panda in Chana.

Jessica Beinecke, the host of VOA’s popular English learning blog OMG! Meiyu, spent a little quality time with a very special fan this month, Jun Jun the giant panda. Jessica just returned from nearly two weeks in China, where she shot several new episodes for […]

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Mideast Voices is Finalist for Online Award

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The Online News Association has named VOA’s Middle East Voices as a finalist in the 2012 Online Journalism Awards, which honor excellence in digital journalism. Middle East Voices was designed as a collaborative online platform, combining investigative journalism, crowdsourcing and social media technology to report […]

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