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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

RFE/RLive: The Case, The Verdict, and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan

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On September 1, an Azerbaijani court sentenced investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova to 7 1/2 years in prison, on charges widely believed to be retribution by Azeri authorities for her reporting on corruption involving the country’s ruling family. This edition of RFE/RLive will examine the […]

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BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist Khadija Ismayilova

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed outrage and dismay at the sentencing of Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative reporter and contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Azerbaijani Service, and called for her immediate release. On September 1, a court in Azerbaijan sentenced […]

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In Blow to Independent Media, Azerbaijan Sentences Ismayilova to 7 1/2 Years

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  (WASHINGTON, September 1, 2015)  A Baku court today sentenced investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova to seven and a half years in prison on charges widely believed to be retribution for her reporting on corruption linked to Azeri President Ilham Aliyev and members of his […]

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VOA Hosts Malala at the Newseum

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Malala, the well-known activist for the empowerment of women and the youngest Nobel Prize winner, was in Washington Sunday to take part in an event hosted by the Voice of America’s Deewa Radio and Television Service in cooperation with the Newseum. Nafees Takar, […]

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Afro-Cuban Twin Sisters Talk Race and Gender Relations on Radio Martí

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Today Radio Martí’s Con Voz Propia (In One’s Own Voice), a show that frequently covers issues of race and gender in Cuba, featured entrepreneurial twin sisters Yvonne and Yvette Rodriguez, whose Miami-based boutique cigar line is breaking gender and race barriers. The Rodriguez sisters told […]

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New VOA Persian Show Targets Young Viewers in Iran

Masih Alinejad hosts the new show Tablet.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—— Tablet, a new television show on Voice of America Persian language satellite channel, focuses on cultural and social issues involving young people in Iran and the United States.The 15-minute prime-time show with a youthful, energetic vibe is hosted by Masih Alinejad, an investigative […]

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Alhurra Interviews Iraq’s Parliament Speaker

Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Dr. Salim al-Jabouri spoke to Alhurra's Free Hour

In an interview with Alhurra’s Free Hour program, Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Dr. Salim al-Jabouri called on Iraqis to be patient and to give the government and political forces enough time to implement a series of reforms. He affirmed that the Iraqi decision makers are serious […]

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Countless Media Outlets Turn to VOA Correspondents’ Exclusive Reporting on Bangkok Blast

VOA's Steve Herman appears on CBS Evening News

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Since the deadly explosion in Bangkok yesterday, many news outlets around the world have relied on reports from VOA’s Steve Herman, Barry Newhouse, and Zinlat Aung, who were among the first on the scene after the deadly blast hit the Erawan Shrine.Southeast Asia Correspondent […]

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African and American Lives Come Together on VOA’s Vous et Nous

From left to right: Congolese musician Fally Ipupa with co-hosts Roger Muntu and Anasthasie Tudieshe

VOA’s new weekly television show Vous et Nous launched with Congolese musician Fally Ipupa and President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, bringing together African and American experiences from Albino activism to urban beekeeping. “This is a show about issues that connect us and things that […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Names John Lansing as Chief Executive Officer

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Former President of Scripps Networks Brings Background in Journalism and Multi-Platform Programming to Lead Next Generation of U.S. International Media BBG Networks Include Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio and TV Martí, Radio Free Asia, and Middle East Broadcasting Networks WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting […]

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