Khadija Free

Khadija Ismayilova Released

On May 25, investigative journalists 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

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

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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VOA’s Steve Herman Visits Site of Japan

VOA correspondent Steve Herman is back in the forefront of reporting the Japanese nuclear disaster story after he and another American journalist became the first to reach the grounds of the crippled Fukushima-1 power plant. Herman, traveling with a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, […]

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VOA Launches "Journalism in the Crosshairs," with Reporter Fatima Tlisova

Award-winning investigative journalist Fatima Tlisova, who writes extensively about Russia, Islam and the Caucusus, has teamed up with Voice of America on a multi-media project aimed at telling the difficult stories that reporters are often punished for pursuing. More than a blog, the Russian language […]

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April Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Thursday, April 14 at the headquarters of Radio Free Asia in Washington, D.C. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. and will be webcast, both live and on-demand, at www.bbg.gov. The Board will hear […]

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Radio Martí and RFE’s Radio Svaboda Collaborate

Radio Martí and RFE’s Belarusian Service, Radio Svaboda, collaborated for the first time to create a radio bridge between the Belarusian and Cuban people. Well-known Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez and Belarusian democracy activist Nasta Palanshanka talked about their experiences and current events in their respective […]

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BBG 2010-2011 Strategic Review Schedule

    September, 2010Washington Review Kick-OffU.S. National Security StrategyDept. of State Public Diplomacy Strategy   October, 2010 Prague MissionRole of Broadcast EntitiesMeasures of Success, Metrics   November, 2010 Washington Global Strategic Context   December, 2010 Washington Distribution/Technology Review   January, 2011 Washington Africa   February, […]

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Governors to Testify at Hill Hearing

BBG Governors S. Enders Wimbush and Michael Meehan will testify today at a hearing of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The hearing is set to begin at 2. Here is Gov. Wimbush’s testimony, as delivered

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