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

Croatian President Josipovic Tells VOA of Improved Ties With Serbia and Bosnia

Croatian President Ivo Josipovic says his country’s relations with Serbia are improving and he fully backs Bosnian efforts to establish closer ties with NATO and the European Union. President Josipovic, who appeared Wednesday on VOA’s Croatian Service TV program Newsflash, expressed “full respect” for the […]

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VOA Website Traffic Spikes Following Death of Osama bin Laden

Voice of America website traffic was up sharply this week, as users around the world searched for news and information about al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and his death during a U.S. Special Operations raid in Pakistan. On Monday, there was a 180% spike […]

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Public Service Recognition Week: Video Essays

The BBG celebrated this year’s Public Service Recognition Week with five videos that highlight the important contributions of our agency. From the BBG’s broadcast mission to its work combatting censorship to its vibrant internship program, the videos underscore the important work done by BBG employees […]

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RFA Launches 15th Anniversary Multimedia Website Detailing History, Impact

Today, on World Press Freedom Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) launched a website commemorating RFA’s 15 years of bringing news and information to people without access to a free press. Featured on the homepage is a video greeting by recently freed Nobel laureate Aung San […]

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Local and International Reaction to the Death of Osama bin Laden from U.S. International Broadcasting

U.S. international broadcasting is providing extensive local coverage of the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, commentary and analysis from the United States, and reaction to the news from around the world. “The BBG’s multi-lingual broadcasts are presenting original on-the-ground reporting, unique insights and […]

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Media Advisory: U.S. International Broadcasting Experts Available for Interviews/Commentary/Analysis

U.S. international broadcasting is providing in-depth local coverage of the death of Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Radio Mashaal and Voice of America’s (VOA) Deewa Radio each broadcast daily in Pashto to Pakistan, providing news and information through an extensive […]

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VOA and Citizen Global Elevating Voices in the Congo, around the World

Voice of America has joined forces with Citizen Global, a cloud-based multimedia platform that provides easy tools for citizens around the world to contribute to and engage with VOA’s journalistic mission. The public-private partnership between VOA and Citizen Global enhances VOA’s award-winning journalism with content […]

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Alhurra’s Coverage Making an Impact

As democratic movements continue to sweep across the Middle East, Alhurra has been making an impact with its audiences, providing accurate and objective news of events as they unfold. As part of On the Media’s recent profile of Egyptian media, Egyptians interviewed on the street […]

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Female Al Youm Producers Highlighted in Alhayat Article

Alhayat, a pan-Arab newspaper, published a story about the obstacles that Arab female journalists face in the Middle East. It quoted Fran Mires, Al Youm’s Executive Producer and Al Youm’s female senior producers in Lebanon, Jerusalem, Cairo and Dubai. In the article, Mires said that […]

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Interview: U.S. Congressmen Look To Encourage Afghanistan, Azerbaijan

A bipartisan U.S. congressional delegation en route to Afghanistan visited RFE’s Prague headquarters today to meet with the journalists of Radio Azadi — the most popular radio station in Afghanistan. Led by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Reps. Christopher Murphy (D-Conn.), Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), Adam Kinzinger […]

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