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

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

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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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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