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

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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Head of the TNC in Libya Calls for the Unfreezing of Libyan Assets on Alhurra TV

As rebel troops continue to battle government forces in Tripoli, the head of the Transitional National Council (TNC) Mustafa Abdul-Jalil called on the international community to “unfreeze Libyan assets” during an interview on Alhurra Television. He went on to say the assets could contribute to […]

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US Official to VOA: Pakistan Cooperating with FBI in Search for Kidnapped American

In a wide-ranging interview with VOA’s Lina Rozbih, Ambassador Grossman said, “We have received excellent cooperation from the Pakistani authorities, and especially the authorities in the Punjab.” Ambassador Grossman told VOA that FBI officials in Pakistan and in Washington have been assisting Pakistani authorities who […]

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VOA News on Mobile Phones in Liberia

Cell phone users in Liberia can now hear the latest Voice of America news headlines on their mobile devices. The new service is hosted on the Cellcom network in Liberia and is made possible by a partnership with AudioNow, a mobile radio distribution provider that […]

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VOA Multimedia Series Captures Tragedy of East African Drought

The Voice of America (VOA) has launched a multimedia series that draws attention to the plight of millions in East Africa struggling to survive the region’s worst drought in decades. The series, “Drought Strikes the Horn of Africa,” focuses special attention on Somalia, where political […]

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André Mendes Nominated for Tech Award

André Mendes, CIO and Director of Technical Services and Innovation at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, has been nominated for the Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award, a prestigious information technology industry award. The award celebrates world-class IT leaders and their organizations. The finalists are voted […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa to Offer Extensive Coverage of Mubarak Trial

On Wednesday, August 3rd, Alhurra and Radio Sawa will provide in-depth and extensive coverage of the trial of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.  In addition to live reports from correspondents in Egypt and across the Middle East, both networks are encouraging viewers to send in […]

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Radio and TV Martí Grow Twitter Following in Cuba

Despite Cuban government restrictions, Radio and TV Martí have noticed a sharp increase in the number of tweets from Cuba, as well as an increase in the number of people following Marti’s Twitter feed. Between March and July of this year, Martí’s Twitter followers jumped […]

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Musharraf Discusses al Qaida With VOA

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf told Voice of America Thursday that he doesn’t think Osama bin Laden’s death will weaken al Qaida. Appearing at the VOA television studios in Washington, Musharraf said he was “surprised and shocked” that bin Laden was found in Pakistan, and […]

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