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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

Avanza Cuba Looks at Cuban Baseball’s Past, Present and Future

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Radio and TV Martí’s popular series Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward) takes a look at Cuba’s rich baseball history and the future of the American pastime on the island. The show brings together key figures in Cuban baseball including former players, trainers, managers and others to […]

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VOA Show Connects Audience, Doctors in Africa

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Washington, D.C. — Health Chat, a pioneering new Voice of America radio program, is giving listeners in Africa a direct line to medical professionals. Veteran health reporter Linord Moudou, the host of Health Chat, says the half-hour show makes it possible for people to question […]

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Antena Live: A New TV Martí Program Brings News From Cuba for Cuba Along with World News

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Miami — As part of its effort to grow audiences on the island of Cuba, TV Martí continues to launch innovative programming and cutting edge productions.  Debuting on a new set and with a new format, “Antena Live” combines aggressive coverage of Cuba with international […]

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VOA Launches Health, Business Shows in Burundi

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Washington, D.C.  — Two new interactive VOA radio shows in Burundi are giving a voice to young entrepreneurs and providing up-to-date information about the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the central African country. The half-hour Kirundi language programs are produced in Burundi and broadcast from the VOA […]

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VOA Launches new TV Program for Pakistan, ‘Café DC’

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Washington, D.C. — Café DC, a new weekly TV interview show for Pakistan, premiers on Friday with a relaxed and personal look at some of the people making headlines in and around Washington. In the first edition of the new VOA program, U.S. Congressman Chris […]

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Broadcasting Board Emphasizes Prevalence of Threats to Journalists in Pakistan, Syria and Azerbaijan

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Springfield, Va. — Highlighting threats to media freedom worldwide at its meeting on March 8, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) paid tribute to a pair of fallen journalists and another under intense pressure in Azerbaijan. At the top of the session held at the […]

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Video: Obama, Clinton, Nobel Winners Salute VOA on 70th Anniversary

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Washington, D.C. — President Obama sent a birthday message to the Voice of America on Wednesday, calling the 70-year-old international broadcasting agency a “voice of freedom” that reminds people living in repressive societies that “they are not alone.” Other videotaped anniversary messages sent by Secretary […]

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