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 journalist 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

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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Café DC with Tara Sonenshine

Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine is interviewed on VOA’s Urdu language program Café DC

Public diplomacy is “not preaching and teaching,” Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine told VOA’s Urdu language program Café DC on Friday. Sonenshine, who sat down for a friendly half-hour chat with Café DC host Faiz Rehman, said she still thinks like a journalist in […]

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Covering the Crisis in Syria

Alhurra in Idlib, Syria

As the conflict in Syria rages on, BBG journalists are providing in-depth coverage of the crisis for audiences in the region and around the world. Stationed at the Syrian borders with Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, reporters for Alhurra and Radio Sawa are covering major […]

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Cambodian Opposition Leaders Visit VOA

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Cambodian opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha discussed the merger of their two parties during an interview Wednesday at Voice of America headquarters in Washington. Rainsey told VOA Khmer Service reporter Pov Sok, “We will present a political platform that will take the best […]

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VOA Director David Ensor Blog on Mali Attack

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The work of independent journalists in Northern Mali has become increasingly dangerous. On August 5th in the city of Gao, local reporter Malick Maiga, a regular contributor to VOA, was viciously beaten by armed men. The attackers burst into the studios of radio Adar Koima […]

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ViewPoint: Dick Lobo on International Media

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International Broadcasting Bureau Director Dick Lobo has launched a blog called “ViewPoint” to share some opinions and ideas about international media. With an extensive background in both private sector broadcast journalism and as a public television executive, Lobo offers a unique perspective on the evolving […]

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