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 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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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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