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 journalist 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

Bosnian FM Talks Bosnian (and Serbian) Politics With RFE/RL

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Bosnian Minister of Foreign Affairs Zlatko Lagumdzija visited RFE/RL’s broadcast headquarters in Prague on May 15, during an official visit to the Czech Republic. In an interview with Sabina Cabaravdic of RFE/RL’s Balkan Service, Lagumdzija said that he wants Bosnia and Herzegovina to become a […]

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Syrian Journalists Visit Alhurra

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A group of nine Syrian journalists from different media outlets toured Alhurra Television’s newsroom, control rooms and studios and met with journalists and senior staff. Alhurra’s journalists talked to the Syrian visitors about their day-to-day work. They discussed the technology and software Alhurra uses to […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring Egyptian Elections to Audiences Across the Middle East

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Springfield, Va. — Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa will provide comprehensive coverage of the historic Egyptian presidential election on May 23rd and 24th. Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s correspondents will criss-cross the country from key cities such as Cairo, Alexandria, Sharqia, Al-Arish, Dakahlia, Algharbia, Ismailia, Al Minya, […]

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VOA English Website Gets New Look

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Voice of America’s English language website,VOAnews.com, migrated to a new content management system Monday, giving users a different look, easier navigation, and more ways to join the conversation on subjects that matter to them. Images tell a story as well as words or sound, so […]

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VOA’s Elez Biberaj Honored by Albanian President

Albanian President Bamir Topi gives his country’s Presidential “Medal of Gratitude” to Elez Biberaj, the Director of Voice of America’s Eurasia Division.

 Albanian President Bamir Topi has awarded his country’s Presidential “Medal of Gratitude” to Elez Biberaj, the Director of Voice of America’s Eurasia Division and former head of the VOA Albanian Service. Dr. Biberaj was recognized for his contribution to the democratization of Albania and the […]

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The Martís Take Part in Cuba Nostalgia

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The Martí’s participated in the 9th annual Cuba Nostalgia event May 18-20. The event brings together all things Cuban in Miami. There were cigar makers, exhibits, vendors and traditional Cuban food. This year Cuba Nostalgia not only marked the 110 tenth anniversary of Cuba’s independence […]

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VOA Exclusive with Eritrean President

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Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki has granted an exclusive interview to VOA’s English to Africa reporter Peter Clottey, who questioned the president about restrictions on the media and the east African country’s reputation for being closed to foreign journalists. President Isaias Afewerki said he will do […]

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Newly-Delivered, Innovative Equipment Gives Libyan Listeners Expanded FM Access to Radio Sawa

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Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors has launched an FM radio transmitter in Tripoli that covers the Libyan capital and its suburbs, home to about two million people. The new transmitter broadcasts a 24/7 stream from Radio Sawa, with a signature mix of more […]

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BBG, VOA Media Event in Dar-Es-Salam

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[nggallery id=43 template=bbg-carousel] A full day of training on health issues in Tanzania and the role of the media in communicating health information, particularly the role of international broadcasting was held May 17 in Dar-Es-Salam. About 30 reporters and health experts participated in the Broadcasting […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Launch New Websites

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Springfield, VA — Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa launched two new websites to create a better experience for the audience. The new and improved Alhurra and Radio Sawa sites are easier to navigate with a cleaner, more user-friendly design. Alhurra.com and RadioSawa.com also promotes audience interaction, […]

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