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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

Dalai Lama Discusses BBG and Tibet with Meehan, Liu

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[nggallery id=38 template=bbg-carousel] Chicago — In a meeting today with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the president of Radio Free Asia discussed the BBG’s plan to strengthen U.S. international broadcasting through the Voice of America’s Tibetan service […]

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Radio Tavisupleba Media School Opens In Georgia

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TBILISI, Georgia — Twenty aspiring journalists in Georgia are set to begin a year of hands-on training in modern media. RFE/RL’s Georgian Service, Radio Tavisupleba, is partnering with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and IREX to launch the Radio Tavisupleba Media School, a new […]

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VOA Kurdish Goes on Direct-to-Home Satellite

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Washington, D.C. —   Voice of America’s Kurdish language radio broadcasts will be simulcast on direct-to-home satellite starting Monday, giving listeners in the Kurdish-speaking regions of Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran, a new way to hear the popular programs. VOA’s Kurdish service is the only international broadcaster that […]

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Strategy, Serving Audiences and Saving Money Top the Agenda at BBG Board Meeting

Miami — The Broadcasting Board of Governors today renewed its commitment to a long-term strategy to reach more people in countries with limited or no media freedom, discussed concrete means to expand audiences in China and Latin America, and explored further ways to save taxpayer […]

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Board Forges Ahead With China Strategy, Adapted to Modern Media Environment and Audience Needs

Miami — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced a renewed strategy for broadcasting to China that will be reflected in the ongoing dialogue with Congress about the Agency’s proposed FY 2013 budget. “China’s highly competitive media market and its government’s aggressive jamming of […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors April 20 Meeting

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on Friday, April 20 at the headquarters of Radio and TV Marti in Miami, Florida. The Board discussed the status of the consolidation plan for BBG-sponsored grantees; the implementation of the Governors’ long-term strategy; and […]

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Parazit: VOA Satire for Iran Gets TV Award

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Washington, D.C. —  The hit VOA Persian language television program that has delighted Iranians around the world with its irreverent humor, won a Bronze Medal Tuesday night at the New York Festival’s Best Television and Films award show in Las Vegas. Parazit, which has often […]

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Alhurra’s Egypt Coverage Honored in New York Festivals

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Springfield, Va.  — Alhurra Television’s video presentation highlighting the network’s coverage of the Egyptian Revolution was named a finalist in the New York Festivals® International Television and Films awards, in the category of Best Promotional Programs. “In 2-minutes, this presentation encapsulates Alhurra’s award-winning non-stop coverage […]

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VOA Coverage of the Summit of the Americas

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Cartagena, Colombia — The VOA Spanish Service coverage of the Summit of the Americas in Colombia included live and commissioned reports to sixteen radio and television affiliates. Six television stations throughout the region were provided with live Skype reports throughout the day and special summaries […]

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