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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

Gallup-Iraq

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

BBG’s InnovationSeries Blog Recaps SXSW

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If you weren’t able to get to Austin for South by Southwest this year, check out this roundup from the notebook of VOA’s Elizabeth Pfotzer. From the latest on iPhone democracy, to the use of photography and video in news, to the question of trust […]

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The Dalai Lama: Then and Now

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As the Voice of America marked its 70th anniversary, it was honored to receive video congratulations from world figures including the Dalai Lama. Recently, VOA received this photo of an early interview with the Dalai Lama. The photograph was sent in by the granddaughter of […]

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The BBG: One Organization, Many Brands

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  “One organization, many brands” is integral to the BBG’s new strategy, Impact through Innovation, and Integration. The ability to have multiple brands offers several advantages… More from the BBG Strategy Blog By Bruce Sherman BBG Office of Strategy and Development The BBG’s major brand […]

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Iranian Music Icons Headline VOA Nowruz TV Special

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Washington, D.C. — Some of the biggest stars from the Persian music scene, including legendary pop singer Sattar, King Raam, and the band Kiosk, highlight a Nowruz TV special airing on the Voice of America Monday, as Persian speakers around the world celebrate their New […]

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Alhurra Interviews Moroccan Foreign Minister

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Alhurra’s White House Correspondent Hisham Bourar, left, interviewed the Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad-Eddine Al-Othmani when he was in Washington, D.C., to meet with Sec. Clinton. During the in-depth interview, Othmani explained the reasons behind the failure to reach a breakthrough during the U.N.-mediated negotiations between […]

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Iraqi Foreign Minister Zebari, Exclusive on Alhurra TV

Alhurra-Iraq’s Baghdad Bureau Chief Falah Al-Thahabi interviews Iraq Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari

Alhurra-Iraq’s Baghdad Bureau Chief Falah Al-Thahabi, left, interviewed Iraq Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari about the upcoming Arab League Summit in Iraq. During the hour-long interview in Iraq, Zebari stated that Iraqi President Jalal Talabani would be presiding over the Summit in Iraq, in spite of […]

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An Alhurra TV Exclusive with Sec. Panetta on Iran, Syria

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In his first interview with an Arabic television network, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta addressed the international community’s response to Iran’s nuclear program and the Syrian uprising, the consequences of any military action and the reaction to the burning of the Koran in Afghanistan. The […]

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RFE/RL, Czech Republic Announce Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship

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Washington, D.C. — In a tribute to the life and work of Vaclav Havel, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and RFE/RL announce the launch of the Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship. The inaugural Vaclav Havel fellow, Franak Viachorka, will be in Washington for a […]

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VOA’s ‘Podelis’ on Satellite to Russia: Amb. McFaul Talks Twitter

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Washington, D.C. — ‘Podelis,’ Voice of America’s cutting-edge TV-webcast to Russia, went live on satellite Wednesday, bringing social media and direct audience participation to a new level. VOA Director David Ensor says the interactive show is “unlike any television program we have ever produced.” He says […]

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