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

VOA’s “OMG Meiyu” is a Sensation in China

The 24-year-old host of “OMG Meiyu,” a trendy, cross cultural English teaching feature produced by Voice of America’s Mandarin Service, has become an overnight sensation in China, where viewers are flocking to social media sites to see her idiomatic lesson called “Yucky Gunk.” More than […]

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RFE/RL Azerbaijani Correspondent Abducted, Expelled to Iran

A freelance correspondent for RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service, Radio Azadliq, is back in Baku after being abducted and forcibly expelled to the Iranian border by unidentified men in the Azerbaijani exclave of Naxcivan. Yafez Hasanov had been in the Julfa district to investigate the death of […]

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Alhurra Interviews Sen. Lieberman about Democratic Uprisings in the Mideast

Alhurra’s Congressional correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) about the revolutions across the Middle East. Sen. Lieberman stated that “the overwhelming majority of people in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, really they want a better life. They don’t want extremism. They want the ability to […]

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Alhurra’s Al Youm Celebrates Eid

Alhurra’s primetime magazine program Al Youm celebrates Eid live from Cairo’s Tivoli Dome today. Al Youm’s Egyptian fans can come out to watch the live show co-hosted by Engy Anwar and Amr Khalil. The broadcast will feature a performance by Egyptian singer Ramy Sabry who will […]

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VOA Statement about Warning to Journalists in Cambodia

The Voice of America is concerned about a legal warning issued in connection with VOA coverage of the U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia that has been investigating atrocities committed by the former Khmer Rouge regime. On August 31, the Co-Investigating Judges at the U.N.-backed Cambodian tribunal […]

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BBG Insider: Journalism on the Front Lines of Libya

Read the latest BBG Insider, a monthly digest covering the latest developments in U.S. International Broadcasting. In this edition: BBG journalists in Tripoli, VOA on the drought in Somalia, RFE’s Esfandiari discusses Syria on the BBC, and more. Click here for the BBG Insider

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RFE Correspondent Acquitted In Kazakh Libel Case

Alima Abdirova, a correspondent for RFE’s Kazakh Service, Radio Azattyk, has been acquitted of libel. Abdirova was sued by the former director of a special-needs boarding school in the northwest city of Aqtobe after she alleged in a May report that children there were being […]

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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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