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

BBG Executive Director Jeffrey Trimble Addresses DW Global Media Forum

At Deutsche Welle’s fourth annual Global Media Forum, BBG Executive Director Jeffrey Trimble outlined how international media can support global development and human rights. The forum, held June 20-22 in Bonn, Germany, brought together participants in the fields of journalism, politics, culture, business, and development […]

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BBG Governor Tours BBC, Discusses Cooperation

BBG Governor Dennis Mulhaupt (right in photo) met with senior BBC officials in London on June 9 and toured BBC’s historic Broadcasting House facility, which is undergoing massive reconstruction and expansion. When the project is completed next year, broadcasting house, built in 1932, will be […]

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Robert Bole and Raina Kumra Co-Leaders of Digital Innovations at the BBG

The Broadcasting Board of Governors announces the addition of Robert Bole and Raina Kumra to serve as leaders of digital media efforts across U.S. international broadcasting. Effective June 27, Bole and Kumra will be co-directors of a new board-initiated innovation practice integrated into the existing […]

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BBG Protests Detention of BBC Journalist Usmonov in Tajikistan

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) joins in solidarity with its colleagues at the BBC to protest the detention of Urunboy Usmonov, a reporter for the BBC World Service’s Uzbek service, who has been held in Tajikistan for alleged ties to Hizb-ut-Tahir, an Islamic movement […]

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Alhurra Interviews Sen. Richard Lugar on Libya and Syria

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) on the events taking place in Libya and Syria. In regards to Libya, Sen. Lugar said that there needs to be an explanation from President Obama as to the constitutional basis of the U.S. taking […]

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BBG and South Sudan Reach Historic Agreement

Juba, South Sudan, June 24, 2011 – Today in Juba, South Sudan, the Broadcasting Board of Governors reached an historic agreement with the new nation on a wide range of activities to advance media development. Three Board members, Michael Meehan, Dana Perino, and Susan McCue, […]

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VOA Exclusive: President Obama Says Troop Cuts Strike Right Balance

In his first interview with VOA, President Obama defended his decision to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan this year, saying the numbers he announced Wednesday “strike the right balance,” and remaining U.S. troops will ensure “Afghan security forces are able to handle the security needs […]

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VOA Chinese iPhone App Unveiled

Voice of America’s new Chinese language iPhone app delivers the latest VOA news programs – plus, it enables citizen journalists to upload news tips and photos from their phones. The app uses both simplified and traditional Chinese characters and is now available for free at […]

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RFE Persian Satire Show Wins Two "New York Festivals" Radio Awards

RFE’s Persian Service, Radio Farda has won two silver medals from the 2011 New York Festivals Radio Program & Promotion Awards, an annual competition recognizing excellence in international broadcasting. “Pas Farda,” the station’s signature satire show, won in the categories for “Best Regularly Scheduled Talk Program” […]

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