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 journalists 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 and Radio Sawa Mark the Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution

Springfield, VA — Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa commemorate the anniversary of the start of January 25th protests in Egypt with more than 10 days of programming examining the reasons behind the protests and the outcome one year later. Starting January 20th, Alhurra and Radio […]

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VOA Pays Tribute to Reporter Slain in Pakistan

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Washington, D.C. —  Friends and colleagues of slain VOA reporter Mukarram Khan Aatif paid tribute Friday to a “courageous man” who refused to be intimidated by the Pakistani militants who took responsibility for his murder. VOA Director David Ensor noted that Mr. Aatif, “had been […]

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Richard Lobo joins RIAS Berlin Commission

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Washington, D.C. — Richard Lobo has been appointed by the U.S. ambassador to Germany, Philip Murphy, to the RIAS Berlin Commission, a bi-national organization that promotes German-American understanding in the field of broadcasting.  With historic roots tied to “Radio in the American Sector” of Berlin […]

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Radio Free Asia Launches Nightly Televised News Show in Burma

WASHINGTON, DC – Radio Free Asia’s Burmese service today broadcast the first televised episode of its nightly news program in Burma. Hosted by two co-anchors, the half-hour program aired via television satellite at 8:30 p.m. local time, and featured news about Nobel Peace Prize laureate […]

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BBG Calls for Agency Restructuring

Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) announced its intention to restructure U.S. international broadcasting. It will seek legislation that would include establishing a Chief Executive Officer to manage the enterprise. In addition, the Board called for a plan to consolidate the agency’s […]

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VOA Reporter Killed In Pakistan

Washington, D.C. — Voice of America condemns the killing of one of its reporters in Northwest Pakistan’s lawless tribal region today and urges local authorities to do more to protect journalists. Mukarram Khan Aatif, a reporter for VOA’s Deewa Radio, was taking part in evening […]

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VOA Expands Broadcasts to Iran

Washington, D.C., — Iranians will soon have more television news options. VOA’s Persian Service rolls out a dynamic new TV lineup starting Monday January 16th, with new programs that deliver the day’s vital news, examine crucial social issues in Iran, and bring the audience the […]

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