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

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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Radio Free Asia Hosts First Interview with Exile Tibetan Prime Minister-Elect Lobsang Sangay

Today, the declared winner of the Tibetan exile government elections, Lobsang Sangay, gave Radio Free Asia’s Tibetan service his first interview since being named prime minister-elect. During his interview at RFA’s headquarters in Washington, Sangay commented on the Dalai Lama’s recently announced intention to retire […]

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U.S. Senator Says Georgia’s Future Should Not Be ‘Sacrificed For Reset’

The head of a U.S. Senate delegation in Tbilisi says Washington should not “sacrifice Georgia’s future” in order to have better relations with Moscow, RFE/RL’s Georgian Service reports. Senator Jon Kyl (Republican-Arizona) told RFE/RL in an interview on April 19 that “the [U.S.] relationship with […]

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VOA Exclusive: Smuggled Video Shows Tibetan Monk Who Set Himself on Fire – Refutes Chinese Claims of ‘Normal Life’ in Region

Voice of America has obtained rare video smuggled out of a Tibetan area of southwest China, where a young Tibetan monk died recently after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese policies. VOA’s Tibetan Service posted the video on its website (click here) along with […]

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Kosovo’s President Jahjaga Talks to VOA

Kosovo’s first female president, Atifete Jahjaga, tells VOA that her selection to the post by parliament this month lays the foundation for direct elections in the near future. In her first interview since becoming president on April 7, Jahjaga told VOA’s Albanian Service that her […]

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New VOA iPhone App Empowers Citizen Journalists

Voice of America’s Russian Service has rolled out a new iPhone app that does more than just deliver the latest news and information – it lets citizen journalists use their mobile devices to upload and share short reports, photos or video about key events in […]

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David Ensor to Serve as Director of Voice of America

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has selected award-winning broadcaster and communications executive David Ensor to serve as the next director of the Voice of America (VOA). VOA reaches an audience of 123 million people with unbiased news and information in 44 languages across multiple […]

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Alhurra Interviews Senator Joseph Lieberman

Alhurra’s Inside Washington aired an interview with Senator Joseph Lieberman on April 16, 2011. Senator Lieberman discussed the situation in Libya, challenges facing the U.S. and the misconceptions about the United States in the Middle East. Hosted by Robert Satloff, Inside Washington is a weekly […]

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VOA Reporter June Soh Wins Bronze Medal at New York Festivals Television and Film Awards

Voice of America reporter and videographer June Soh has won a Bronze Medal at the 2011 New York Festivals World’s Best Television & Films Award, one of the most respected competitions in the world, with entries from more than 35 countries. Soh, who was presented […]

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