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

Capitol File Magazine Talks with the BBG’s Dana Perino and Susan McCue

Capitol File Magazine published a profile of BBG Governors Dana Perino and Susan McCue in its Fall 2011 issue (“Open Agenda”). McCue and Perino each contributed an essay for the feature, about the governors’ June trip to Africa, the importance of U.S. international broadcasting, and […]

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TV Martí Interviews Pablo Milanés

In a first for TV Martí and an uncommon U.S. appearance, Pablo Milanés, a pillar of Cuban music for almost 50 years, spoke freely about his music, the bonds that exist between Cubans on and off the island, and his dissatisfaction with the Cuban government. […]

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Kazakhstan Tries RFE Correspondent In Libel Case

A verdict is due Wednesday in the trial of a correspondent for RFE’s Kazakh Service, Radio Azattyq, on charges of libel that carry the potential of hefty fines and a sentence of up to three years in prison. Alima Abdirova, who was denied a lawyer […]

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RFE’s Esfandiari Discusses Syria On BBC’s ‘World Have Your Say’

RFE Senior Correspondent Golnaz Esfandiari, who writes the influential Iran blog “Persian Letters,” joined two other bloggers to discuss international response to the deteriorating situation in Syria on the BBC World Service Television’s “World Have Your Say” program. Click here to watch a video from […]

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Broadcasting from the Front Lines: Libya

As rebel forces made their long-awaited assault Tripoli in late August, US international broadcasters also moved in to provide viewers, listeners and Internet visitors eyewitness reporting on the fall of Libya’s longtime ruler, Muammar Qaddafi. From the first protests in mid-February, Alhurra TV’s correspondents have […]

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VOA Social Media Project Asks: What

As Americans look back at how their lives have changed in the 10 years since 9/11, the Voice of America is inviting people from around the world to share the events that have most shaped their own lives. The project, called “What’s Your 9/11,” uses […]

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RFE’s Chalupa Co-Anchors Webchat On Media Freedom

On the heels of RFE’s recent participation in the U.S. State Department’s “TechCamp: Moldova” and “TechCamp: Vilnius”, RFE’s senior correspondent Irena Chalupa served as a guest and co-anchor for a U.S. State Department-sponsored worldwide webchat with civil society activists on July 14. The hour-long discussion […]

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) Addresses the Next Steps for Libya

In an interview from Minneapolis, Minn., Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) called on the Libyan people to follow the law and to continue to discourage revenge killings in an interview with Alhurra Television. “We’ve seen the Transitional National Council say that they discourage revenge killing, they […]

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Preparations for Weekend Weather

The Agency is operating under normal conditions. If that changes, this message will be updated with additional information. Please visit www.bbg.gov for the latest information. You may also call the BBG Emergency Announcement Phone Number (202-382-8222) for up-to-date information.  Efforts will be made to notify […]

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VOA Somali Service Available on Mobile Phones in Great Britain

Voice of America’s Somali Service, which has been providing extensive coverage of the devastating drought in Africa, is now being offered to mobile phone users throughout Great Britain. (See Mobile Media Toolkit’s review of VOA’s new service, our related release on mobile broadcasts to Liberia) […]

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