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

Bassel Sabri Joins Alhurra

Egyptian anchor Bassel Sabri joins Alhurra’s Al Youm today, Sept. 18th. He will co-anchor the magazine program with Engy Anwar from Al Youm’s main studios in Dubai.  “Al Youm is a unique program coming from five countries giving us an opportunity to connect with viewers […]

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Washington Post Profiles VOA’s "OMG! Meiyu" Webshow

The Washington Post highlighted the viral popularity of VOA’s new web video series “OMG! Meiyu,” which gives Mandarin Chinese speakers a fun and accessible window into the colloquial side of American English. Watch the Post’s video profile of the show, “VOA’s video starlet is huge […]

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BBG Condemns Threats to Press Freedom and Furthers Reform Efforts

At today’s Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) meeting, the Board discussed and advanced plans to carry out a comprehensive reform for U.S. international broadcasting. The Board also called public attention to a string of disturbing incidents of repression and intimidation perpetrated against BBG journalists in […]

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Statement of the Broadcasting Board of Governors: Recent Threats to Media Freedom

The Broadcasting Board of Governors made the following statement at its meeting on September 15, 2011. The BBG takes the opportunity of this open meeting to shine a spotlight on efforts to thwart media freedom and intimidate our journalists in countries where we work.  We’ll […]

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VOA Exclusive: Aung San Suu Kyi Discusses Democratization in Burma

Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi says the release of political prisoners in Burma cannot be separated from the process of democratizing the country. In an exclusive interview with a VOA Burmese Service reporter in Rangoon, the Peace Prize […]

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Sen. Cardin Speaks Out About Sept. 11th and the Arab Spring on Alhurra

Alhurra’s Congressional correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) regarding the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks. When asked what the U.S. has learned in the past 10 years, Senator Cardin said, “I think we have learned a lot since the attack on […]

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VOA Data Visualization Highlights Difficulty, Dilemma for Drought Relief in Africa

A wide-ranging data visualization project unveiled by Voice of America Monday indicates international interest in the devastating drought in Somalia and the Horn of Africa may have peaked, just as help for the famine-ravaged region is needed most. The web-based VOA report graphically demonstrates the […]

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Senior White House Adviser Discusses 9/11 and Outreach to Arab-American Communities on Alhurra

Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett joined Alhurra’s “Inside Washington” for a discussion on the Sept. 11th attacks and the importance of outreach to engage communities across the nation. On the Sept. 11th attacks, Ms. Jarrett stated, “It has been 10 years and our country […]

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