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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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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

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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

VOA Ukrainian to Launch “Prime Time with Myroslava Gongadze”

VOA's Myroslava Gongadze speaking with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv, Ukraine.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—— On Thursday, September 10, 2015, VOA’s Ukrainian Service will launch the weekly interview program Prime Time with Myroslava Gongadze on First National TV – Ukraine’s highly respected public broadcaster.Hosted by veteran anchor Myroslava Gongadze, who also co-hosted Ukraine’s 2014 parliamentary election debates on […]

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Jailed Brothers of RFA Reporter Await Verdicts

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Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service reporter Shohret Hoshur continues to wait to hear the fate of his two brothers, Shawket and Rexim Hoshur, both of whom have been arrested on charges of “endangering state security” and “leaking state secrets” in China. The charges are widely […]

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RFE/RLive: The Case, The Verdict, and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan

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On September 1, an Azerbaijani court sentenced investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova to 7 1/2 years in prison, on charges widely believed to be retribution by Azeri authorities for her reporting on corruption involving the country’s ruling family. This edition of RFE/RLive will examine the […]

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BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist Khadija Ismayilova

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed outrage and dismay at the sentencing of Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative reporter and contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Azerbaijani Service, and called for her immediate release. On September 1, a court in Azerbaijan sentenced […]

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In Blow to Independent Media, Azerbaijan Sentences Ismayilova to 7 1/2 Years

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  (WASHINGTON, September 1, 2015)  A Baku court today sentenced investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova to seven and a half years in prison on charges widely believed to be retribution for her reporting on corruption linked to Azeri President Ilham Aliyev and members of his […]

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VOA Hosts Malala at the Newseum

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Malala, the well-known activist for the empowerment of women and the youngest Nobel Prize winner, was in Washington Sunday to take part in an event hosted by the Voice of America’s Deewa Radio and Television Service in cooperation with the Newseum. Nafees Takar, […]

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Afro-Cuban Twin Sisters Talk Race and Gender Relations on Radio Martí

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Today Radio Martí’s Con Voz Propia (In One’s Own Voice), a show that frequently covers issues of race and gender in Cuba, featured entrepreneurial twin sisters Yvonne and Yvette Rodriguez, whose Miami-based boutique cigar line is breaking gender and race barriers. The Rodriguez sisters told […]

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New VOA Persian Show Targets Young Viewers in Iran

Masih Alinejad hosts the new show Tablet.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—— Tablet, a new television show on Voice of America Persian language satellite channel, focuses on cultural and social issues involving young people in Iran and the United States.The 15-minute prime-time show with a youthful, energetic vibe is hosted by Masih Alinejad, an investigative […]

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Alhurra Interviews Iraq’s Parliament Speaker

Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Dr. Salim al-Jabouri spoke to Alhurra's Free Hour

In an interview with Alhurra’s Free Hour program, Iraq’s Parliament Speaker Dr. Salim al-Jabouri called on Iraqis to be patient and to give the government and political forces enough time to implement a series of reforms. He affirmed that the Iraqi decision makers are serious […]

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Countless Media Outlets Turn to VOA Correspondents’ Exclusive Reporting on Bangkok Blast

VOA's Steve Herman appears on CBS Evening News

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Since the deadly explosion in Bangkok yesterday, many news outlets around the world have relied on reports from VOA’s Steve Herman, Barry Newhouse, and Zinlat Aung, who were among the first on the scene after the deadly blast hit the Erawan Shrine.Southeast Asia Correspondent […]

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