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 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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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

During Visit to RFA, Exile Prime Minister Calls for Meaningful Talks With China

Lobsang Sangay on set at RFA

During a July 20 interview with Radio Free Asia’s (RFA) Tibetan Service, Lobsang Sangay, who was elected last year as prime minister, or kalon tripa, of Tibet’s India-based exile government, expressed his hope for continued dialogue with China, despite the recent breakdown of official talks. […]

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BBG Officials Meet With Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf

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[nggallery id=49] Three top BBG executives met this week with new media trailblazer Vint Cerf to discuss ways in which the BBG and Google can work more closely together. BBG Board member Michael Meehan, International Broadcasting Bureau Director Dick Lobo and Radio Free Asia President […]

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Tibetan Leader Lobsang Sangay Talks to RFA

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Lobsang Sangay, the Tibetan exile government prime minister (Kalon Tripa), was in Radio Free Asia’s studio today for an interview with Tibetan service journalist Palden Gyal. Sangay met with BBG officials on July 19. Watch the interview (Tibetan)

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BBG Assures Key Tibetan Leader of Commitment to Providing Information through a Variety of Media

Michael Meehan, left, and Lobsang Sangay

[nggallery id=48 template=bbg-carousel] Washington D.C. — In a meeting July 17 with the prime minister (Kalon Tripa) of the Central Tibetan Administration, a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the agency’s top executive confirmed the BBG’s commitment to supporting freedom and democracy for […]

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Happy Birthday OMG! Meiyu

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One year and 14 million clicks later, OMG! Meiyuis celebrating the first anniversary of the online language teaching program, which has cultivated a loyal audience of Chinese fans who tune in to learn the latest American slang expressions.The quirky video blog, hosted by VOA’s Jessica […]

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VOA Revamps Chinese TV Program

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Chinese TV viewers now have two hours of fast-paced news and information available every day, with the launch of the new Mandarin language television program, VOA Weishi , or VOA Satellite TV. The daily program goes beyond the latest headlines with live reports from VOA […]

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2012 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award Winners Announced

Mukarram Khan Aatif of VOA's Deewa Radio

Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2012 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. This year’s winners are: Mukarram Khan Aatif of the Voice of America’s (VOA) Deewa Radio; Karen […]

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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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