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.

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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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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

Broadcasting Board of Governors to Meet on July 14

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on July 14 to continue its broad strategic review of U.S. international broadcasting and to advance its ongoing reform process. The Board will consider recommendations regarding the reorganization of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) and BBG staffs, […]

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VOA Carries Dalai Lama Birthday Celebration Live

Tibetans around the world were able to watch live VOA coverage of the Dalai Lama’s 76th birthday celebration in Washington Wednesday, as the spiritual leader made his first major speech since announcing he was stepping down as head of the Tibetan government-in-exile. Voice of America’s […]

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VOA Journalists Inside Burma Report on Suu Kyi Trial

Journalists operating inside Burma are filing a steady stream of exclusive video and audio reports for Voice of America’s (VOA) Burmese Service on the trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Despite significant newsgathering challenges, the reporters are providing video footage, photographs and first-hand […]

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RFE/RL Journalists in Belarus Arrested, Website Attacked

One RFE/RL journalist was arrested and another had her video camera confiscated as security forces in Belarus conducted what a RFE/RL journalist described as an “unprecedented” crackdown on July 3 while hundreds took to the streets in nationwide protests of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s government. “I’ve […]

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Sen. Lieberman Discusses the Situation in Syria on Alhurra

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) regarding the unfolding events in Syria and the prospects of any U.S. military involvement in that country.  When asked about Obama administration policy toward Syria, Sen. Lieberman stated, “the Obama administration continues to pick up […]

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RFA Breaking News: Burmese Diplomat Seeks Asylum in US

The number two diplomat at the Burmese Embassy in Washington, D.C. has defected and is now seeking political asylum in the United States. Deputy Chief of Mission Kyaw Win, 59, told RFA he made the decision to leave the government because he saw little hope […]

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MBN Launches a New Mobile Site

Alhurra and Radio Sawa announced the launch of a new combined mobile site today. This mobile-friendly site improves Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s audience experience by displaying content in a way that is easy to read and navigate on mobile devices. It provides users with quick […]

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BBG Broadcasters Win at Presitgious New York Festivals

The New York Festivals® Radio Program and Promotions Award annually recognizes the “World’s Best Work” in radio broadcasting. Several BBG networks were recognized with winners and finalists at this widely respected competition, now in its 54th year. “This high recognition…encourages us to build on our […]

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BBG Trip to Africa Results in Distribution Agreements and Health Programming to Benefit Millions of Africans

A week-long trip of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to Ethiopia, South Sudan and Nigeria has resulted in valuable programming and distribution agreements. At a town hall meeting co-sponsored by Radio France Internationale in Abuja, Nigeria yesterday, the Broadcasting Board of Governors launched the […]

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TV Marti Interviews Popular Musician

Popular Spanish singer Natalia Jimenez was interviewed on TV Marti to mark the release of her new album, a self-titled solo album. Jimenez, who was the lead singer for the famous Spanish musical group 5ta Estacion, told TV Marti she does not want to limit […]

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