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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

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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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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 wins second award for powerful story on 9/11 victim

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Three VOA journalists have been honored for the second time for a powerful story about a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. TV reporter Carolyn Presutti, photographer/editor Michael Burke and photographer Mike Kornely won a 2012 Clarion Award for a Television Feature Story/Segment. […]

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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales on Internet Censorship

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The co-founder of Wikipedia spoke out against Internet censorship at the annual international conference Wikimania, hosted in Washington by the Wikimedia Foundation in collaboration with 15 organizations, including the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). “We will continue to speak out, and I personally will continue […]

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Celebrating VOA’s Swahili Service at 50

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BBG Governor Victor Ashe joined in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of VOA’s Swahili Service, marking the milestone with congratulations and a plaque on behalf of the board on July 12 at BBG headquarters in Washington. Ashe met with the staff of the service, which began […]

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Radio Free Asia Wins Top Environmental Journalism Prize

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Washington D.C. — Radio Free Asia’s multimedia investigative series exposing the extreme pollution of China’s Dong River was named today as a first-place winner by the Society of Environmental Journalists for its 2011-2012 Awards for Reporting on the Environment. “Disappearing River,” produced by RFA’s Cantonese […]

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Ghana VP on VOA’s Straight Talk Africa

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Ghanaian Vice President John Dramani Mahama shared practical and political advice and insight into the workings of his government with Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali on Wednesday. The vice president, who also reflected on memories from his childhood, was in Washington to discuss his new […]

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Damaged Art Treasure at VOA Undergoes Repair

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Washington D.C. — A historic mural at Voice of America’s headquarters in Washington is undergoing conservation efforts to repair damage from an August 2011 earthquake that left cracks in the work of art. The expansive 1942 mural, titled “The Meaning of Social Security,” depicts the […]

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VOA’s Newest Show: Voices of America

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Americans from all walks of life are sharing their compelling and personal stories on a new weekly VOA series called Voices of America. The two-minute television and web features offer a unique perspective on life in the United States by letting people speak in their […]

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Radio Martí Raises Awareness of Cholera in Cuba

The Martís were the first media source to inform the Cuban public about two deaths from cholera on the island. On July 3rd, the Cuban government confirmed three deaths, but provided no further update in the following days. Radio Martí News first reported on the […]

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VOA Social Media Project in Haiti

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Citizen journalists in Haiti are now sharing their stories through an innovative new social media project that links the VOA Creole Service website with Facebook and Twitter. “The goal is to get more people involved in social media in Haiti as a means to deliver […]

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