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

Board Outlines Progress on Agency Reforms and Announces Steven Korn to be RFE President

At the first ever public meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the Board outlined progress on a series of reforms of U.S. international broadcasting and announced the appointment of Steven Korn, former Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of CNN, as President and CEO […]

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No Room For Passivity In Fight For Free Media

At celebrations last night marking the 60th anniversary of RFE’s broadcasts to Czechoslovakia, an expert panel discussed the role of a free media in promoting democracy and civil society around the world today. “From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg, from the printing press to Facebook, the idea […]

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Journalists Covering Revolutions and Earthquake Win Burke Award

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2011 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. This award, named after the first BBG Chairman David Burke, recognizes courage, integrity and originality in reporting within the BBG broadcast entities. “The hard work of our […]

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Veteran CNN And Turner Broadcasting Executive Named RFE/RL President

Steven W. Korn, former Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of CNN, has been named RFE/RL President and CEO by the board of directors of RFE/RL. In his new role, Korn will oversee RFE/RL’s broadcast operations to 21 countries, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia. […]

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Broadcasting Board Meets with Secretary Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met yesterday with members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and expressed her support for the vital role of U.S. international broadcasting. Board members highlighted the critical importance of providing high-quality news and information and engaging audiences worldwide across […]

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VOA’s “TV Ashna” to Stay on the air in Afghanistan

Voice of America’s popular nightly news program “TV Ashna” will stay on the air in Afghanistan for another five years under the terms of a new contract signed this week by VOA and Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA), the government broadcasting organization. VOA Director Designate David […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors to meet with Secretary of State

Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday, June 2. The meeting will be held at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.  Participants will include BBG Chair Walter Isaacson along with Governors […]

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Innovations at Radio and TV Martí

New programming and social media initiatives at Radio and TV Martí are attracting widespread media attention for their innovative approaches to reaching audiences in Cuba. NBC TV6 in Miami recently profiled El Revoltillo, the Martís’ new radio program designed to connect Cuban listeners to the […]

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