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

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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BBG Governor Victor Ashe Visits RFE/RL Headquarters in Prague

BBG Governor Victor Ashe was in Prague during the week of October 24-27 for a series of meetings with RFE/RL staff. In addition to his visit at RFE/RL, Governor Ashe participated in the “U.S.-Central Europe Strategy Forum” in Prague. RFE/RL President Steve Korn was a […]

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Alhurra Nominated for AIB People’s Choice Award

The Association for International Broadcasting and Yahoo! Maktoob have selected Alhurra’s coverage of the Egyptian Revolution for a shortlist of the six entries for the 2011 People’s Choice Award for “Best Coverage of Democracy Uprisings.”  The 2011 People’s Choice Award focuses on the events taking […]

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RFE/RL Correspondent Freed From Turkmenistan Prison

Turkmen authorities have released a correspondent for RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, who had been sentenced earlier this month to a five-year prison term in a case that drew outrage from the U.S. Congress, policymakers, foreign governments, and advocacy groups. Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev was pardoned on October 26 […]

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VOA Exclusive: Clinton Cites Trend Toward Military Takeover in Iran

Washington, D.C., October 26, 2011 — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Voice of America’s hit TV show “Parazit” Wednesday that Iran’s military is becoming increasingly involved in the Iranian economy. In an exclusive interview at the State Department with “Parazit” host Kambiz Hosseini, Mrs. […]

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FederalNewsRadio.com Profiles BBG

FederalNewsRadio.com profiled the BBG’s achievement as a “most improved” agency according to the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Office of Personnel Management, which administers the federal government’s Annual Employee Viewpoint Survey, named the BBG as one of the two most improved agencies. The other is OPM. […]

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Radio Marti Breaks the News of the Death of Laura Pollan

Radio Martí broke the news of Laura Pollan’s death to people in Cuba and provided extensive coverage of the worldwide reactions. Pollan, one of the best known political activists in Cuba, died at the age of 63 on October 14. Laura Pollan was the founder […]

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Musharraf to VOA: Karzai Statement

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has told a popular Voice of America TV program he just can’t understand what was behind a controversial statement made by Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday. Mr. Musharraf, who appeared on Monday’s edition of “The Platform,” a co-production of […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Extensive Coverage of the Tunisian Elections

Alhurra and Radio Sawa provided extensive coverage of the Tunisian elections on Sunday, Oct. 23rd as Tunisians went to the polls for the first election since the Jasmine Revolution. The networks were live from Tunisia when voters turned out to decide on a new constitutional […]

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