John Kerry on VOA

Kerry Talks with VOA about Peace Prize Winners and Afghan Peace Prospects

Secretary of State John Kerry sat down for a one-on-one interview with the chief of VOA’s Afghan Service. More

Hong Kong

VOA, RFA Evade Chinese Government Censors with Coverage of Hong Kong Protests

While the coverage of the Hong Kong protests by international broadcasters such as CNN and BBC are being blacked out in China, RFA and VOA continue to reach mainland audiences with unbiased news and information. More

Ebola

Providing Life Saving Information

Voice of America's extensive coverage and comprehensive resources are giving life saving information to communities affected by the Ebola epidemic. Read More

Gallup Women in Africa

Impact of Women’s Media Choices– BBG Research Findings on Seven African Countries

The BBG, together with Gallup, hosted a research briefing about women’s media consumption habits across seven African countries, and how those choices affect their lives.  More

Kurdish Partnership

VOA Partners with NRT TV in Iraqi Kurdistan

Voice of America’s Kurdish-language TV program is now airing on the regional NRT TV, one of the most popular channels in Iraqi Kurdistan.  More

Development

BBG Provides Media Training to Reporters in Nile River Basin

Twenty-three journalists from 11 countries in the Nile Basin participated in a week long training on reporting environmental stories and learning more about how the Nile River connects their countries. More

Governor Ashe Visits Azerbaijan

During a June 13-16 visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, BBG Governor Victor H. Ashe met with Azeri officials to familiarize them with BBG broadcasting and to raise the issue of restoring international broadcasting to the domestic airwaves. On Jan. 1, 2009, the government of Azerbaijan banned […]

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New York Times Explores BBG Broadcasting in the "Age of Twitter"

The New York Times’ Mark Landler reports on the “significant strides” made and the ongoing challenges faced by BBG broadcasters as they adapt their traditional journalistic mission to the evolving technologies of the digital landscape. The Times also highlights the Board’s plans to update broadcasts […]

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Rep. Ruppersberger Speaks to Alhurra TV about Libya, War on Terror and Syria

Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) spoke with Alhurra TV’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar regarding missing journalist and Maryland native Matthew VanDyke who disappeared on March 12, 2011. He stated that the family knows VanDyke was in Libya working as a journalist, but no one has […]

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McCain to Alhurra: Bashar Assad has to Leave

Alhurra’s Rabeh Filalli conducted an interview with Senator John McCain of Arizona during a Memorial Day event at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C. McCain discussed the political situation in Libya and the pro-democracy revolt in Syria. McCain commented on the crisis in Libya, […]

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Board Outlines Progress on Agency Reforms and Announces Steven Korn to be RFE President

At the first ever public meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the Board outlined progress on a series of reforms of U.S. international broadcasting and announced the appointment of Steven Korn, former Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of CNN, as President and CEO […]

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No Room For Passivity In Fight For Free Media

At celebrations last night marking the 60th anniversary of RFE’s broadcasts to Czechoslovakia, an expert panel discussed the role of a free media in promoting democracy and civil society around the world today. “From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg, from the printing press to Facebook, the idea […]

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Journalists Covering Revolutions and Earthquake Win Burke Award

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2011 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. This award, named after the first BBG Chairman David Burke, recognizes courage, integrity and originality in reporting within the BBG broadcast entities. “The hard work of our […]

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Veteran CNN And Turner Broadcasting Executive Named RFE/RL President

Steven W. Korn, former Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of CNN, has been named RFE/RL President and CEO by the board of directors of RFE/RL. In his new role, Korn will oversee RFE/RL’s broadcast operations to 21 countries, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia. […]

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Broadcasting Board Meets with Secretary Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met yesterday with members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and expressed her support for the vital role of U.S. international broadcasting. Board members highlighted the critical importance of providing high-quality news and information and engaging audiences worldwide across […]

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