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

Prime Minister Sarkisian Commends "Useful Dialogue" with RFE’s Armenian Service

In a visit to RFE’s Yerevan bureau, Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian praised RFE’s Armenian Service for “exposing the country’s problems and shortcomings” and called it “an integral part” of Armenia’s life. “You advocate the values that prevail in the world today, such as democracy […]

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Alhurra Examines Harlem: The Melting Pot of Cultures and Religions

Alhurra explores the real face of Harlem through its critically acclaimed series Americans. The latest installment of Americans dives into the past and explores the present of the capital of black America. It examines the boom-and-bust of this New York City neighborhood that has been […]

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RFE’s Chief Washington Editor Receives Overseas Press Club Award

With his provocative examination of WikiLeaks and journalistic morality, Christian Caryl, Radio Free Europe’s (RFE) Washington Bureau Chief Editor, was awarded one of the first ever Overseas Press Club (OPC) awards for “Best Online Commentary.” “Why WikiLeaks Changes Everything” was published on the blog of […]

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Alhurra talks to Congressmen on the Death of Osama bin Laden and Arab Uprising

Alhurra’s correspondent Khaled Khairy conducted a series of interviews with key members of Congress and other political leaders from both parties during the annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala sponsored by the Arab American Institute Foundation.  The event took place in Washington DC […]

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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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