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

Martis in Cuba

Martís Provide Cubans Non-Stop Coverage Of Obama’s Historic Trip, Go “LIVE” From Island For First Time

The Martís successfully broadcast three days of live coverage of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. Read More

RFERL Journos

RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

VOA Georgian Service Marks 60th Anniversary

Voice of America’s Georgian Service, which first went on the air May 26, 1951, is being hailed for the role it has played in helping bring democracy to the former Soviet republic. In a message marking the 60th anniversary of the service’s creation, Georgia’s Ambassador […]

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REMINDER: Public Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Public Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors June 3, 9AM, BBG Headquarters You are invited to join the Broadcasting Board of Governors for its first ever public meeting on Friday, June 3, 2011 in Washington, D.C.  About a year into their appointments, Governors will […]

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Interview: U.S. Congressman On Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and The Arab Uprisings

U.S. Representative Dan Burton, a Republican lawmaker from the state of Indiana, has been visiting RFE/RL’s headquarters in Prague. He is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as a member of a subcommittee that deals with […]

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VOA’s Parazit Breaks News of Eased Travel Restrictions for Iran Students

State Department spokesman Alan Eyre said Friday on Voice of America’s Farsi language TV program Parazit, the United States is easing travel restrictions for Iranian students and will now issue multiple entry visas. The State Department’s new Farsi language spokesman said, “I have the pleasure […]

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Rape Crisis in Congo Spotlighted on New VOA – CitizenGlobal Website

The haunting personal stories of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo are now part of a growing online conversation hosted by Voice of America and CitizenGlobal, an innovative multimedia crowdsourcing platform. Since late 2010 when survivors and rights groups began describing cases of mass […]

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Diane Zeleny Named Director of Communications and External Relations of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

  Diane Zeleny, Director of Communications at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, has been named Director of Communications and External Relations of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Zeleny will act as the Board’s primary strategist on communications and outreach activities, and as the Board’s chief […]

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New VOA Health Program Tackles HIV/AIDS Issue in Congo

Voice of America’s new French language program “Your Health–Your Future” (Votre Sante–Votre Avenir) goes on the air Saturday, with a dynamic and focused look at the impact HIV/AIDS is having in the Democratic Republic of Congo — and the practical steps needed to ease the […]

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BBG Invitation: Public Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The public is invited to join the Broadcasting Board of Governors for its first ever public meeting on Friday, June 3, 2011 in Washington, D.C.  The Board will provide an update on its strategic review and activities since June 2010, announce the Burke Award winners […]

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Host of Hit VOA Show Parazit Tells Senate Panel: People in Iran Want Basic Rights

Kambiz Hosseini, host of Voice of America’s popular Farsi language TV program, Parazit, told a U.S. Senate panel Wednesday, “Despite government pressure to limit freedom in Iran, my generation is sending a clear message to the Islamic republic: we want our basic rights as human […]

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Czechs and Slovaks Celebrate RFE Legacy

At celebrations marking this month’s 60th anniversary of RFE’s first broadcasts to communist Czechoslovakia, key personalities from Czech and Slovak politics and culture praised RFE’s role in toppling communism in Central and Eastern Europe. “RFE tore down the information barrier erected by the communist regime,” […]

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