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 journalist 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

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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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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