Kerry

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

Amanda Bennett

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

Board Meeting, Digital Panel

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

Martis in Cuba

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

RFA Covers the Latest Tibetan Self-immolation Protest

Washington, D.C. — Hundreds of angry Tibetans forced Chinese authorities on Sunday to return the body of a monk who self-immolated, parading the corpse in the streets in China’s western Qinghai province, witnesses told Radio Free Asia (RFA). Sopa, a respected 42-year-old monk, set himself […]

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VOA Marks 70th Year of US Broadcasts to China

The Voice of America is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the first U.S. radio broadcasts to China, which began the 28th of December 1941, just weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of World War Two. Voice of America was still […]

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Gen. Dempsey Addresses Iraq, Iran and Syria in an Interview on Alhurra Television

  For Release:  Dec. 19, 2011 During an interview with Alhurra Television, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey discussed the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq, the influence of Iran in the region and response to Syria. The following are excerpts […]

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VOA’s ‘OMG! Meiyu’ on Location in Beijing with Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas

Washington, D.C. — December 20, 2011 — Jessica Beinecke, the host of VOA’s hit Chinese language video blog, OMG! Meiyu, was on location in Beijing this week, where she enlisted the help of internationally known entertainer Will.i.am, the Black Eyed Peas producer and frontman. Jessica, […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Honors the Late Vaclav Havel

Washington, DC, December 19, 2011 — The Broadcasting Board of Governors honored the life of the playwright, activist and former Czech President Vaclav Havel with the following statement. “Vaclav Havel was a pivotal force for freedom for his people as well as for others who […]

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Ashe Marks VOA Broadcast Milestones

Marking a series of international broadcasting milestones, BBG Governor Victor Ashe and VOA Director David Ensor congratulated the staffs of VOA language services in Washington, DC. Ashe noted, for example, that early broadcasts in Cantonese and Mandarin by what is now VOA’s China Branch actually […]

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RFE/RL Honors Life of Vaclav Havel

(PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC — December 18, 2011) RFE/RL President Steven W. Korn made the following statement on the death of Vaclav Havel: “Friends of democracy, free media and the fundamental dignity of all people have lost a great friend today, with the passing of Vaclav […]

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Ashe Visits Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa

BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with Alhurra and Radio Sawa staff during a visit to the headquarters in Northern Virginia. Governor Ashe discussed the challenges facing the broadcasters, as well as the changes in the region since the Arab Spring. Ashe, pictured with Alhurra staff, […]

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Alhurra Co-Produces a Five-Part Documentary Series on the Arab Spring

(Springfield, Va.)—Alhurra Television teams up with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions to produce a series of comprehensive documentaries focusing on the revolutions and uprisings that spread across the Middle East in 2011. The premiere episode, Arab Spring: Tunisia will debut on Friday, Dec. 16th, to coincide with the […]

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VOA Adds New Sudan Affilliate

Washington, D.C., December 13, 2011 — Voice of America’s popular program, “South Sudan in Focus,” has added Bentiu Radio AM and FM to the growing number of affiliate stations that broadcast the half-hour English language show to the newly-independent nation. Produced at the VOA studios […]

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