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 journalist 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

VOA Presents Documentary Profiling Global Women Leaders

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Academy Award winner Sally Field hosts and narrates VOA’s new documentary A Single Step: Journeys of Women Leaders exploring the barriers women face in the developed and developing worlds in human rights, health, climate change and civil society. Produced in partnership with the Asia Broadcasting Union, […]

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VOA Documentary Commemorates 70th Anniversary of WWII

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Voice of America premiers a new documentary featuring oral histories from veterans of World War II’s close in China, Burma, and India. “Journey 1945—China’s Path to Victory” focuses on two veterans of the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) organized by the United States Government […]

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Alhurra Talks to Lawmakers on Persecution of Mideast Religious Minorities

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During a three-day summit on the persecution of Middle Eastern Christians and minorities organized by the group In Defense Of Christians (IDC), Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar conducted interviews with several members of Congress, addressing the plight of Christians, Yazidis and others in Iraq and […]

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VOA Provides Extensive Coverage of Migrant Crisis

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— VOA correspondents are on the scene of Europe’s migration crisis with comprehensive coverage for television, radio, online, and social media. From Vienna, London correspondent Luis Ramirez reported on the flood of refugees arriving from Hungary then travelled to the Serbian border, where many of […]

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VOA Persian Offers Wall-to-Wall Coverage of U.S. Congress Debate on Iran Nuclear Deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—— As the U.S. Congress begins debate on the Iran nuclear agreement, viewers in Iran will receive the most complete and unfiltered coverage of the deal from Voice of America. VOA’s Persian service will be carrying wall-to-wall coverage of the debate and activities surrounding […]

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VOA Ukrainian to Launch “Prime Time with Myroslava Gongadze”

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—— On Thursday, September 10, 2015, VOA’s Ukrainian Service will launch the weekly interview program Prime Time with Myroslava Gongadze on First National TV – Ukraine’s highly respected public broadcaster.Hosted by veteran anchor Myroslava Gongadze, who also co-hosted Ukraine’s 2014 parliamentary election debates on […]

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Jailed Brothers of RFA Reporter Await Verdicts

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Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service reporter Shohret Hoshur continues to wait to hear the fate of his two brothers, Shawket and Rexim Hoshur, both of whom have been arrested on charges of “endangering state security” and “leaking state secrets” in China. The charges are widely […]

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RFE/RLive: The Case, The Verdict, and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan

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On September 1, an Azerbaijani court sentenced investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova to 7 1/2 years in prison, on charges widely believed to be retribution by Azeri authorities for her reporting on corruption involving the country’s ruling family. This edition of RFE/RLive will examine the […]

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BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist Khadija Ismayilova

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed outrage and dismay at the sentencing of Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative reporter and contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Azerbaijani Service, and called for her immediate release. On September 1, a court in Azerbaijan sentenced […]

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In Blow to Independent Media, Azerbaijan Sentences Ismayilova to 7 1/2 Years

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  (WASHINGTON, September 1, 2015)  A Baku court today sentenced investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova to seven and a half years in prison on charges widely believed to be retribution for her reporting on corruption linked to Azeri President Ilham Aliyev and members of his […]

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