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

New Amharic Youth Program Debuts on VOA

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Monday, December 7, the Voice of America will launch Gabina VOA, a new Amharic-language infotainment youth radio show for the Horn of Africa region. During the first broadcast, hosts Henok Fente and Mestawet Aragaw will profile two young entrepreneurs who founded an Ethiopian e-commerce startup; […]

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One Year On, Imprisoned Azeri Journalist Remains Defiant, Inspires New Work

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(WASHINGTON — December 4, 2015)  On December 5, prominent journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark her first year in prison on charges that are widely regarded as retribution by Azeri authorities for her reporting exposing corruption among the country’s leadership. RFE/RL has announced that it will launch […]

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Joint Statement by DG7 on Critical Role of Freedom of Information

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A group of the world’s leading international broadcasters say that freedom of information and access to fact-based, verifiable journalism is critical to peace. The statement, issued on behalf of the representatives of Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) [Australia], British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [United Kingdom], the Broadcasting […]

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New VOA Radio Program For Somali Youth

VOA Somali Youth Radio Program Launch

WASHINGTON D.C., December 1, 2015 — Voice of America is giving young Somali listeners a new platform for exploring social issues and getting the latest news along with music and technology features. The 30-minute daily radio program Dhalinyarada Maanta [“Today’s Youth”] debuted with hosts Falastin A. […]

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Alhurra-Iraq’s From Erbil Opens an Eye on Kurdistan

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(Springfield, Va.) Alhurra-Iraq announces the launch of a new program From Erbil, which reports from the streets of Kurdistan and focuses on the plurality of Iraq, discussing topics that are important to all Iraqis. It sheds light on issues that affect people living in the […]

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Martís Report on Wave of Cuban Migration across the Americas

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The Martís are providing critical information about an immigration crisis that has been fueled in part by rumors and fear of a change in official immigration policy. Waves of migrants from Cuba are traveling illegally through Ecuador, Colombia and Central America to reach the U.S. […]

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Senators Kaine and Menendez Talk to Alhurra About Syrian Refugees

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Senators Tom Kaine (D-VA) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) spoke to Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar about the debate regarding Syrian refugees in the United States. In separate interviews both Senators, who are members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke about the strenuous vetting process […]

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Radio Sawa Brings Back Morning Papers To Iraq

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(Springfield, Va.)–Radio Sawa launched Morning Papers on its Iraq stream to millions of listeners across the country. The 90-minute magazine program, which originally aired on Radio Free Iraq (RFI), focuses on the political, social or cultural issues impacting Iraqis. Morning Papers airs Sunday-Thursday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. (Baghdad […]

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BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee to Target Smart Reform of U.S. International Media

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WASHINGTON – Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Jeff Shell, Governor Ken Weinstein and CEO and Director John Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) on November 17 to discuss the importance of United States international media and options for reform. SFRC Chairman Bob Corker, […]

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Light Among Us Tells Stories of Hope on Alhurra-Iraq

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(Springfield, Va.) Alhurra-Iraq takes its viewers on a journey of hope through its new series, Light Among Us. The series presents engaging human interest stories from the heart of Iraq. It reflects a message of optimism by highlighting the work of Iraqis who are trying to make a […]

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