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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

New Contest Results in Dozens of Innovative Ideas

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors sponsored its first-ever Pitch Fest to help drive and cultivate innovation through an internal competition of programming and technical ideas.   A panel of judges and broadcast executives selected four winners from more than 80 submissions designed to contribute to the […]

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Mobile Audiences Growing Fast, Security Concerns Keeping Pace

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As the adoption of mobile technology grows at astounding rates around the world, mobile device users in countries with repressive regimes face mounting challenges to their privacy and security, according to a report released today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Freedom House. […]

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VOA, RFE/RL Engage Russian Audience Despite Challenges

Irina Van Dusen, Managing Editor, VOA Russian Service

Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty are continuing robust efforts to reach audiences in Russia, despite many challenges from the Russian government. Jeff Trimble, deputy director of the International Broadcasting Bureau, and Irina Van Dusen, managing editor of the Voice of America Russian […]

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In Tibet, Word-of-Mouth Extends BBG’s Reach

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[nggallery id=51 template=bbg-carousel] Washington, D.C. — Word-of-mouth networks are the most trusted sources of information in Tibet, and are key to extending the reach of Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America in the region, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board […]

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VOA Interviews Haiti’s Prime Minister

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Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamotherounded out a trip to Washington this week with an interview with Voice of America’s Creole Service, talking about elections and rebuilding the country after the 2010 earthquake.Prime Minister Lamothe said progress is being made on reconstruction in Haiti. Besides an […]

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OCB Experts Available to Comment on the Death of Oswaldo Paya in Cuba

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Media Advisory Radio and TV Martí can provide reliable reports, background, and analysis on the events surrounding the death of Cuban opposition leader Oswaldo Paya in Cuba. Reporters in our Miami headquarters working with independent journalists on the island are covering this breaking story.  Radio […]

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Somali President Thanks VOA

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  The president of Somalia has sent a letter of thanks to Voice of America for carrying out a telephone survey that asked Somalis how they feel about a draft constitution that is being considered for the country. “The Voice of America poll of Somalis […]

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VOA Rolls Out Learning English Wordbook App

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Learning English at home or on the go is now easier and more fun with VOA’s Mobile Wordbook app. The app, which adds to VOA’s expanding range of free language learning tools, is getting rave reviews.  “This is a great app!! Very easy to use […]

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