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

Turkmenistan Tries RFE/RL Correspondent

A stringer for Radio Azatlyk, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Turkmen language service, stands trial on Tuesday in a case that RFE/RL believes has been orchestrated by the Turkmen authorities in retaliation for his reporting. Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev was detained on Tuesday, September 27 by regional […]

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VOA Reporter Helps Put South Sudan on the Map

Voice of America reporter John Tanza Mabusu is getting credit for successfully pushing the world’s largest online map sites to recognize the new Republic of South Sudan, which gained independence more than two months ago, but is still not shown on most maps. “When South […]

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Radio Free Asia Commemorates 15 Years of Broadcasting

Radio Free Asia (RFA) today commemorated the 15th anniversary of its first broadcast on this date in 1996. RFA President Libby Liu stressed RFA’s critical role of “bringing free press to closed societies” through its nine language services that provide accurate, objective news and information […]

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Radio Free Asia Commemorates 15 Years of "Bringing a Free Press to Closed Societies"

On Sept. 29, Radio Free Asia (RFA) will commemorate the 15th anniversary of its first broadcast on that date in 1996. Since its launch, RFA has been providing accurate and objective news and information for people living in six Asian countries that restrict free speech […]

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Martís Host Digital Media Dialogue

The Martís hosted an unprecedented live discussion on digital media’s role in shaping changes in Cuba. Cuban and American bloggers, writers and academics joined the program entitled “Cuba Forward: The Social Media and Cuba’s Future” via telephone, internet and Skype from Cuba, Miami, New York […]

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The U.S. Ambassador to Libya Discusses the Situation in Libya on Radio Sawa

Radio Sawa conducted an interview with the US ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz to discuss major challenges and threats facing Libya and the role of the U.S. in building civil society in the country.  The following are excerpts from the interview. On the U.S. role […]

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BBC-BBG Joint Protest of Threats to the Independent Media in Iran

The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG ) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) take the opportunity of this UN General Assembly to protest an escalating campaign by the Iranian government to silence independent media in Iran. As recently as last weekend, Iranian authorities arrested […]

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BBG Forms Commission on Innovation

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is tapping the expertise of visionary leaders to respond to the rapidly evolving digital landscape. A newly-formed BBG Commission on Innovation launched on September 22 in New York City. The Commission brings together leaders who have proven success in […]

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Alhurra TV Nearly Doubles its Audience in Egypt

Alhurra’s weekly audience in Egypt jumped to nearly 8 million viewers according to the international research firm ACNielsen. The network’s viewership in Egypt rose from 3.9 million (7.5 percent) in 2010 to 7.7 million (14.7 percent) in 2011. Ninety-three percent of network’s audience said they […]

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