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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

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Martís Provide Cubans Non-Stop Coverage Of Obama’s Historic Trip, Go “LIVE” From Island For First Time

The Martís successfully broadcast three days of live coverage of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. Read More

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RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

VOA Urdu Show Changes Lives

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A new Voice of America program in Pakistan is credited with helping to arrange life-changing eye surgery that restored the vision of an elderly man who lost his sight as the result of cataracts. The weekly Urdu language radio program My Story debuted in February […]

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VOA Poll Shows Somalis Want Vote on Constitution

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A Voice of America telephone survey in Somalia shows a majority of those polled want a national referendum on the draft constitution that will soon be considered by a select group of community elders. Over the past three months, VOA’s Somali Service , using open […]

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Radio Sawa wins the Facebook Interactive Award

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Springfield, Va. ––The Pan Arab Web Awards Academy granted the Facebook Interactive Award to Radio Sawa in a ceremony that was held in Amman, Jordan last evening. Radio Sawa won the award for its interactivity with the audience, rich content, easy to navigate design and […]

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VOA Indonesian Tops 1 Million Facebook Fans

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VOA’s Indonesian Service is marking a Facebook milestone: their most popular pages now have more than 1-million fans. “The main page was launched in September 2009 and it just skyrocketed.  Before we knew it, we had hundreds of thousands of fans,” said VOA Indonesian Service’s […]

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PromaxBDA Arabia Recognizes Alhurra On-Air Promotions

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Springfield, Va. — PromaxBDA Arabia announced today that Alhurra’s Senior Broadcast Designer Ahamed Batcha K won two awards for his work at the network. He was awarded the PromaxBDA Gold Award for Best Original Logo Design for Musawat (Arabic for Equality). He also won the […]

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Radio Free Asia Wins at 2012 New York Festivals®

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Washington — Radio Free Asia Uyghur service broadcaster Shohret Hoshur won a gold medal at this year’s New York Festivals radio awards in the category of best coverage of a breaking news story. In addition, three broadcasters from RFA’s Korean service were named as finalists […]

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Radio Sawa Wins Gold, Silver and Bronze in the New York Festivals®

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Springfield, Va. — Radio Sawa’s coverage of the Egyptian Revolution and the unfolding events in Libya won three awards in the 2012 New York Festivals Radio Program & Promotion Awards® recognizing the World’s Best Radio Programs and Promotions.™  Radio Sawa earned these awards for its […]

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Citizen Journalists Use #EgyptDecides

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VOA and its international broadcast partners are enhancing coverage of events surrounding Egypt’s runoff presidential election on June 16 th and 17th by harnessing the power of citizen journalists, Facebook, Twitter, mobile phones, tablets and Instagram. Working in cooperation with Radio Sawa and Alhurra television, […]

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Video: BBG, Gallup Discuss Data on Iran Media Use

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors recently held the inaugural event in the BBG Research Series, which is conducted in partnership with Gallup. Focusing on media use in Iran, the Gallup survey data showed two-thirds of Iranian households have access to computers and […]

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