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 Travels to Ethiopia, South Sudan and Nigeria to Broaden VOA

Three members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Dana Perino, Susan McCue, and Michael Meehan, will visit Ethiopia, South Sudan and Nigeria to broaden the Voice of America’s reach and impact in Africa. Updates, observations, and photos about the trip will be posted via Twitter […]

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Sawa Magazine is a Finalist for New York Festivals Award

Radio Sawa’s program Sawa Magazine was named a finalist for the New York Festivals® International Radio Program and Promotion Awards for its insightful report on a movement that is effectively using the Internet as a platform to raise awareness about oppression of women.  The report […]

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Radio Free Asia Wins at 2011 New York Festivals

Radio Free Asia (RFA) Korean service broadcaster John Hyun-Ki Lee won a gold medal and RFA Mandarin service broadcasters Zhang Min and April Wang were named finalists at this year’s New York Festivals (NYF). “Radio Free Asia delivers trustworthy, informative news and information to millions […]

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Prominent Anthropologist and Historian Speaks Out After Being Silenced At Cuban Symposium

Dr. MarÍa Ileana Faguaga, anthropologist and historian spoke candidly with Radio MartÍ reporter, Amando Gil, earlier this week about the recent Cuban African heritage symposium, held at the Juan Marinello Center for Research and Development of Cuban Culture. The event was organized by the Cuban […]

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Governors Perino, McCue, and Meehan Focus on Africa

Governors Dana Perino, Susan McCue, and Michael Meehan will visit Ethiopia, South Sudan and Nigeria as part of the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ strategic review of broadcast operations in Africa. The BBG Governors will work on opportunities to broaden the Voice of America’s reach and […]

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VOA Spanish on Mobile Phones in Latin America

Mobile phone users from Mexico to Peru can now listen to Voice of America’s Spanish language news bulletins, thanks to a new VOA partnership with AudioNow and its patent-pending technology that can stream radio content to any phone. By simply dialing up the free service, […]

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Alhurra Interviews Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

Alhurra Television’s correspondent Raed Fakih conducted an in-depth interview with the former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for the Alhurra program Al Youm.  Mr. Rumsfeld discussed the Arab uprising, the Syrian regime crackdown of protesters and the death of Osama bin Laden.  The following are some […]

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Alhurra Brings Equality to the Middle East

Alhurra re-launches Equality, the first Arabic-language program on rights of women in the Middle East, with Saudi journalist Maisaa Al Amoody. The new season of the program, which offers ground-breaking discussions and an in-depth look at the rights of women in the Middle East, will […]

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David Ensor Sworn in as New VOA Director

BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson swore in David Ensor as the new Director of the Voice of America.  Isaacson highlighted Ensor’s distinguished career as a journalist and broadcaster for NPR, ABC and CNN as well as his recent work as Director for Communications and Public Diplomacy […]

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In Azerbaijan, BBG Governor Ashe Awards RFE Literary Prize, Discusses Local Media Environment

At a ceremony Wednesday in Baku, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Member Victor H. Ashe presented Musa Efendi with the Oxu Zali (“Reading Room”) literature award. Efendi, 20, was recognized for his short story, “Taken Away,” which bested over 200 other submissions in a writing […]

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