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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

RFERL Journos

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

New VOA Show Lampoons Iranian Politics

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Voice of America’s newest Persian TV program hits the airwaves in Iran Friday with an off-beat look at the Iranian political scene. The new show, OnTen, which means Antenna in English, is more than just a wrap-up of the week’s headlines.  The half-hour mix of […]

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Rep. Dan Burton Appears on VOA’s Café D.C.

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VOA’s Café D.C. host, Urdu Service Chief Faiz Rehman, speaks with Congressman Dan Burton (R-Ind) on this week’s show. Congressman Burton discusses his reasons for retiring, and also opens up about his troubled childhood. The Congressman also talks about his view on the relationship between […]

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VOA Launches English Learning for Vietnamese

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Voice of America is the new on-line destination for Vietnamese speakers who want to learn American English. The Vietnamese edition of VOA’s popular goEnglish.me language learning program went online Tuesday, and it’s loaded with useful tools that make learning English fun, and easy.  The program […]

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BBG Video Presentations, April 20, 2012 Meeting

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors receives updates from its broadcasters at its monthly meetings. Frequently these updates come in the former of videos. Here are four videos that were presented to the board at its April 20, 2012 meeting held at the Miami headquarters of […]

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Public Service Recognition Week May 6–12, 2012

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“Information is the oxygen of Democracy,” says IBB Deputy Director Jeffrey Trimbile in this video about the BBG and its mission. View other BBG Public Service Recognition Week Videos Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is time set […]

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Update on International Broadcasting: A Spotlight on Threats to Press Freedom

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Inside this issue: On World Press Freedom Day, a Reminder of the Threats Facing Journalists | Board Announces Renewed Strategy for Broadcasts to China | Alhurra Exposes “Syria’s Torture Machine” | Radio & TV Martí Launch “Estado de Sats” | RFA Wins Human Rights Awards […]

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New VOA Hausa Show Focuses on Northern Nigeria

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Washington, D.C. — A new Voice of America Hausa Service radio show hits the airwaves in Nigeria Saturday. “Dialogue,” a half-hour program, will include the latest breaking news from reporters around the region, analysis and round-table discussions of issues behind the headlines, commentaries from civic, religious, […]

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RFE’s Khadija Ismayilova Honored By International Women’s Media Foundation

(PRAGUE – May 4, 2012) Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist and popular talk show host with RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service, has received the 2012 “Courage in Journalism Award” given by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). The award, presented annually to three women journalists who have “demonstrated […]

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RFA President Responds to Press Freedom Findings

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Washington D.C. — Today, on World Press Freedom Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) President Libby Liu responded to Freedom House’s 2012 Freedom of the Press survey that classified all six of RFA’s broadcast countries as “Not Free” with North Korea as the worst-rated country on the […]

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Video: BBG Rededicates the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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