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.

Khadija Free

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

RFA Breaks News of Tibetan Protest

Radio Free Asia’s Tibetan service broke the news on October 17 about a Tibetan nun setting herself ablaze and dying in protest of China’s rule. Many believe this is the first time a Tibetan female has self-immolated since the Chinese took over Tibet in the […]

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BBG Hosts Pop!Tech Satellite Event

BBG hosted Pop!Tech’s only satellite event on October 21 and brought presentations by innovators from different disciplines to its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The event live-streamed VOA’s popular satire show Parazit’s appearance from the Pop!Tech 2011 conference in Maine and featured presentations from iStrategyLabs, Heritage […]

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NPR Interviews RFA Reporter on Burma

NPR syndicated global affairs program Worldview interviewed RFA’s Burmese reporter Kyaw Kyaw Aung on October 18. The program’s host Jerome McDonnell talked to Kyaw Kyaw about Burma’s political future and his exclusive interview with Tint Swe, the powerful head of Burma’s Press Scrutiny and Registration […]

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Egyptian Armed Men Interrupt Alhurra’s Live Program in Cairo

During the clashes between the Egyptian Military and Coptic demonstrators on Sunday, Oct. 9th, armed men in uniforms entered Alhurra’s Cairo studios during its live broadcast of its nightly news magazine show Al Youm.  The program was broadcasting live reports on the violent clashes between […]

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BBG Announces New Strategic Plan

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), at its meeting on October 13, adopted a new five-year strategic plan designed to grow and reform U.S. international broadcasting. The Board also highlighted recent incidents of harassment and jailing of BBG journalists in Egypt and Turkmenistan. BBG’s 2012-2016 […]

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Radio Sawa Launches FM Broadcasts in Benghazi

Today residents of the Libyan city of Benghazi heard for the first time Radio Sawa on their FM dials. Radio Sawa began broadcasting on 88.1 FM with its signature mixture of more than six hours of daily news combined with popular Arabic and Western music.   […]

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BBG to Host PopTech! Livestream

POPTECH DC! Date: Friday, October 21, 2011 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EDT) The public is invited to join the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) for its first ever PopTech event on Friday, October 21, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The BBG celebrates Parazit’s appearance […]

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RFE/RL Interviews Kosovo President on Kosovo-Serbia Dispute

Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga urged Serbia to stop meddling in her country’s internal affair and appealed both Pristina and Belgrade to focus on the goal of European Union integration. In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL’s Balkan Service on October 10, Jahjaga said that dispute over […]

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VOA Launches Citizen Journalism Project in Congo

One hundred VOA-trained citizen journalists will fan out across the Democratic Republic of Congo in the coming weeks in a pioneering social media project that will enhance news coverage of the November presidential election and provide a grassroots forum for key issues facing the country. […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Meets on October 13

At the October 13 meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the Board focused on its plans to restructure international broadcasting. The Board considered recommendations based on the year long strategic review as well as other Board operations. The International Broadcasting Bureau Director and […]

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