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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

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

Board Meeting, Digital Panel

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

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

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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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Exclusive: VOA Interviews President of Ghana

Shaka Ssali and Ghana's President, John Dramani Mahama, meet in Accra

Ghana’s new President, John Dramani Mahama, welcomed VOA English to Africa host Shaka Ssali to Osu Castle, the presidential residence in Accra, where they discussed the sudden death of former President John Atta Mills and the challenges and opportunities facing Ghana. In Ssali’s interview, President […]

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Deadly Syrian Air Attack Witnessed by VOA Reporter

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VOA correspondent Scott Bobb became an eyewitness to a Syrian air attack that killed dozens of people in the rebel held border town of Azaz on Wednesday. Bobb says he was interviewing a local Syrian rebel commander when a Syrian MiG fighter dropped a bomb […]

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Burmese President Grants First Interview to VOA

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In an exclusive television interview with Voice of America, Burmese President Thein Sein says he wants to improve education for minority Rohingya Muslims who accuse majority Buddhists of persecuting them. The interview, conducted in the capital, Naypyitaw, is the first to be granted to VOA […]

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