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

Made in Cuba: TV Martí’s “Estado de SATS”

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  VIDEO PREVIEW Miami – The Cuba-based independent producer of Estado de SATS and TV Martí have united in an effort to better inform the people of Cuba as they adapt to changes on the island. The brainchild of Antonio Rodilles, the program features content […]

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BBG Rededicates the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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[nggallery id=39 template=bbg-carousel]The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) rededicated its Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station on May 2 during a ceremony in Grimesland, N.C., that honored Murrow, the renowned broadcaster and director of the USIA (1961-1964), and recognized World Press Freedom Day. Speakers included Congressman […]

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Video: The Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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The Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station is the largest BBG transmission facility in the United States.  This four minute video provides an introduction to its history and operations. Approximately 85% of the shortwave broadcasts from the Murrow Transmitting station in North Carolina are Radio Martí […]

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RFE/RL’s Balkan Service Coverage Leads To Macedonia Trafficking Bust

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(WASHINGTON — May 2, 2012) Coverage from RFE/RL’s Balkan Service highlighting the dangerous plight of illegal migrants on the Macedonia-Serbia border has led to the breaking-up of a human trafficking ring. In January, Radio Slobodna Evropa released three reports about migrants from Asia and Africa who crossed […]

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VOA Persian’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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BBG Seeks Comment on Draft Consolidation Plan for RFE/RL, RFA, MBN

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors is seeking comments on its newly-released plan to consolidate several support functions of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks and to create a single, non-profit grantee in an effort to redirect managerial savings […]

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RFA Honored at Hong Kong Human Rights Press Awards

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Washington, D.C. —  Radio Free Asia won two awards at the 16th annual Hong Kong Human Rights Press Awards sponsored by the Foreign Correspondents Club, Amnesty International, and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. RFA’s video documentary series on human trafficking in Asia won in the […]

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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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