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

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

BBG Governor Ashe in Kosovo

BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with RFE/RL and VOA journalists and others during a visit to Prishtina, Kosovo, on Friday, Nov 11th, 2011. Governor Ashe met with RFE/RL and VOA teams, reporting in Albanian and Serbian language, and dscussed the challenges facing this new country, whose independence […]

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BBG Broadcasters Honored

Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 2011 — Alhurra won the People’s Choice Award for “Best Coverage of Democracy Uprisings” and Radio Farda host Farshid Manafi was named “International Radio Personality of the Year,” as the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) announced its global media excellence awards […]

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RFE/RL’s Farshid Manafi Named AIB’s ‘International Radio Personality Of The Year’

LONDON, November 10, 2011 — Farshid Manafi, host of Radio Farda’s popular satire show “Pasfarda,” has been named “International Radio Personality of the Year” by the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB). “I am honored to be recognized by the AIB,” Manafi said. “I dedicate this […]

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Alhurra Wins AIB People’s Choice Award

(Springfield, Va., Nov. 10, 2011) Alhurra’s coverage of the Egyptian Revolution won the People’s Choice Award in the Association for International Broadcasting’s 2011 Media Excellence Awards. This year’s People’s Choice Award highlighted the best international broadcast coverage of the democratic uprisings and the Arab Spring. […]

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“VOA 60-Africa” Reaches Mobile Users

Washington, D.C., November 7, 2011 — Mobile phone users in Africa are discovering they can watch the latest news from around the continent with “VOA 60-Africa,” a fast-paced look at the day’s most important headlines and interesting events. Voice of America’s new video headline service […]

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Alhurra Interviews Rep. Boustany About Iran

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) about the alleged Iranian attempt to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States. Rep. Boustany stated, “The assassination attempt is a very serious concern.  I think countries around the world should be concerned […]

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Strategic Plan for U.S. International Broadcasting Drives Impact through Innovation and Integration

Washington, D.C., November 1, 2011 – The Broadcasting Board of Governors has released the framework of its new strategic plan to enhance the global impact of U.S. international broadcasting through innovation and integration. “This plan frames the future direction for U.S. international broadcasting,” said BBG […]

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Governor Meehan Speaks about Internet Freedom at Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference

BBG Governor Michael Meehan spoke on “The Politics of Internet Freedom” as a key panelist at the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference on October 26. The discussion, moderated by New York Times journalist John Markoff, brought leading analysts, actors and activists in the digital world […]

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