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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

Photo Gallery: VOA, RFA Cover Burma’s Historic Election

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[nggallery id=33 template=bbg-carousel] Washington, D.C. – Burmese voters went to the polls on April 1 and the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) were there providing  wall-to-wall coverage as democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi gained a seat in Parliament. Although she […]

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VOA Websites Get New Design

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Washington, D.C. —  Voice of America is giving its websites a new look and additional features, and saving some money in the process. The new layout makes navigation easier for the user, moves more content to the top of the page, provides bigger images, and […]

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BBG Board Welcomes Tara Sonenshine’s Confirmation as Under Secretary of State

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In the wake of Senate confirmation on Thursday evening, Tara D. Sonenshine  can soon begin serving as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, which includes representing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). “Tara brings […]

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VOA, RFA to Cover Elections in Burma

Burmese opposition leader and political candidate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Washington, D.C. – As Burmese voters go to the polls on April 1, the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) will provide wall-to-wall coverage of a society that until recently has lacked electoral freedom. “In a place where approximately one in four […]

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On Alhurra TV, Radio Sawa: Sen. McCain Discusses Syria

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Springfield, Va. — During recent interviews with Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the situation in Syria, saying the United States stands with opposition forces who crave freedom. Speaking with Radio Sawa, McCain addressed the Arab League’s decision not to call […]

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BBG, Gallup Partner on Research

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup today detailed the ways in which their new partnership is helping the BBG inform, engage and connect with people worldwide in order to better serve their needs and support U.S. foreign policy and national security […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Cover the Arab League Summit

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Springfield, Va.  — Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa will have extensive coverage of the Arab League Summit being held in Baghdad on March 29, 2012. Alhurra’s live coverage will begin at 5:00 (all times GMT) and continue through 21:00. Radio Sawa will extend selected newscasts […]

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VOA’s ‘OMG! Meiyu’ Hits iTunes Store

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Washington, D.C. — OMG! Meiyu, Voice of America’s trendy Chinese-English video blog, is attracting new fans at the iTunes store, where Jessica Beinecke’s popular teaching segments are now available for free as podcasts. Millions of people in China and elsewhere have come to love Jessica’s […]

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VOA Covers Supreme Court Health Care Protests

Carolyn Presutti covers Obamacare demonstrations outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the opening day of oral arguments.

VOA was there as one of the most closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court cases in years began Monday with oral arguments in a legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care law – the signature achievement of his presidency so far. Analysts say the outcome of […]

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García Pérez on OCB’s Digital Outreach to Cuba

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The Office of Cuba Broadcasting is using a range of new and emerging technologies to reach the Cuban people, OCB Director Carlos García Pérez told a conference in Washington. “They are thirsty for information. They are thirsty for technology. Our big issue is access,” García […]

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