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

Larry London with One Direction’s Harry Styles

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Pop star Harry Styles, from the hit British boy band One Direction, tells VOA’s Larry London that everything the group does is “for the fans.” Larry’s interview with Styles, which airs on the July 4th edition of Border Crossings, touches on the band’s amazing success, […]

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Thousands Turn to TV Martí for News on Food Import Taxes

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Miami –  TV Martí’s YouTube channel is attracting an audience of thousands as users flock to the site seeking news about the return of a customs duty tax on food entering the island. In one week, more than 6,000 people turned to TV Martí’s channel […]

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VOA Connects to Audience in Pakistan

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Washington D.C. — VOA’s growing online audience in Pakistan can now ask tough questions about U.S. policy, on a new Urdu and English language program that focuses on Pakistani-U.S. relations. ‘Access Point,’ an interactive 15-minute weekly show, explores the sometimes tense relationship between the two […]

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VOA’s Arash Sigarchi wins International Award

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Arash Sigarchi, a journalist for Voice of America’s Persian Service, has won top prize at the 2012 Deutsche Welle International Blog Awards – known as the BOBs. Sigarchi’s personal blog, Window of Anguish, was selected by a panel of media experts who considered entries in […]

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VOA Reporter Makes Trek to Northern Mali

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VOA reporter Idriss Fall says he found “kind of a dead city” when he traveled to Northern Mali to get a first-hand look at what has become of the region since it was seized by armed rebels earlier this year. Fall, a reporter for VOA’s […]

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RFE/RL Turkmen Service Fills Education Gap

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Washington — What was originally intended as a report on the system of higher education in one of the world’s most closed societies, Education 2012/2013 by RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, has become a multi-media community service project linking students with scarce resources in Turkmenistan. “Our research found that […]

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VOA Carries Aung San Suu Kyi Address in Burmese

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When Aung San Suu Kyi made her unprecedented address to the British Parliament Thursday, Voice of America was the only broadcaster to carry the full speech in Burmese. “Other Burmese language radio stations also covered the same news. But in presenting a translated version, the […]

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Martí Coverage of Opposition March in Caracas

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[nggallery id=47  template=bbg-carousel] Opposition leader Henrique Capriles marched through Venezuela’s capital Sunday June 10th accompanied by hundreds of thousands of supporters as he formally launched his candidacy to run against President Hugo Chavez. Office of Cuba Broadcasting intern Arianne Alcorta de Ortega was there for […]

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VIDEO: The BBG’s LGBT Pride Month Program

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors celebrated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month with a program that included remarks from Barbara Brady, chief of staff at Voice of America; Richard Lobo, director of the International Broadcasting Bureau; and a keynote speech by Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice […]

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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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