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

VOA Concerned about Journalist in Angola

The Voice of America is concerned about the one year jail sentence that has been handed down to one of our contract journalists in Angola, Mr. Armando Chicoca. Mr. Chicoca was sentenced on March 3, 2011 following a trial on libel and defamation charges stemming […]

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Kyrgyzstan President Tells VOA: Women

 Kyrgyzstan’s President, Roza Otunbayeva, who was presented an “International Women of Courage Award” at the State Department Tuesday, has told VOA that women in her country will have to fight for positions of power in ministries and industries, “like western women fight for each position.” […]

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Alhurra’s Al Youm Turns Two

The Arabic-language television network Alhurra achieves a significant milestone on Tuesday, March 8, with the second anniversary of its acclaimed program, Al Youm (“Today” in Arabic). To mark the occasion, Al Youm will expand its broadcasts to include live reports from Libya, Jordan and Tunisia […]

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March Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Friday, March 11 at the headquarters of Radio and TV Martí in Miami, Florida. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. and will be webcast, both live and on-demand, at www.bbg.gov. The Board will […]

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Alhurra Talks to Key Lawmakers on violence in Libya

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar conducted a series of interviews with key lawmakers from both parties after a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing discussing Libya and what the United States’ response should be. At the hearing, committee chairman, Sen. John Kerry called for an end […]

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Radio Sawa Interviews Sen. McCain about the Turmoil in the Middle East

Radio Sawa interviewed Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on the turmoil in the Middle East and the future of region following his 12-day trip across the Middle East and North Africa. Sen. McCain said the first thing that needs to be done in Libya is to […]

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RFE’s Websites Blocked In Kazakhstan As Presidential Campaign Begins

On the eve of Kazakhstan’s Presidential election campaign, RFE’s websites in the country continue to be blocked. All RFE websites, including its Kazakh, Russian and English language sites, have been inaccessible via connections through the country’s largest Internet service providers KazTelecom and Nursat since February […]

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VOA Hosts Election Debate for Prime Minister of Exiled Tibetan Government

The Voice of America’s Tibetan Service will host an unusual televised debate from the Newseum in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, March 1, featuring three candidates vying to become Prime Minister (Kalon Tripa) of the exiled Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamsala, India. The first of […]

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VOA Launches Internet-Based English Learning Program for Russian Speakers

Voice of America has a new on-line destination for Russian speakers who want to learn English. The Russian edition of VOA’s popular goEnglish.me language learning program is now on-line and it is loaded with useful tools that makes learning English fun, and easy. The program […]

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