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 journalist 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

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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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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