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.

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

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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

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

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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

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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Alhurra Broadcasts Jammed on Popular Satellite

Alhurra Television’s broadcasts of the historic events in Libya have been jammed on the Nilesat satellite  system since Feb. 23. The Nilesat system, one of the most popular  satellite systems in the region, also carries Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya. The radio signals on Nilesat […]

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Libya Violence Spreads

The situation in Libya remains dire as new waves of violence break out across the country. The political and security environment remains fluid as more and more ministers and diplomats resign from the ruling regime. Media access remains restricted for areas of the country still […]

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Martís Redesigned Website: www.martinoticias.com,

Radio and TV Martí has debuted its redesigned website, www.martinoticias.com, with an improved text-only platform that provides mobile-friendly access to the Martís’ extensive news and information content. The text-only version of martinoticias.com will also decrease page-load time for Cuba’s Internet audience, which has limited access […]

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BBG Conducts Strategic Review of Broadcasts to Latin America

In February, Latin America was the focus of the BBG’s year-long strategic review process. The strategic analysis centered on the priority of using media to manifest engagement and partnership while upholding freedom of the press, especially for Cuba and VenezuelaThe intensive study engaged internal and […]

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RFA Hosts Press Briefing on Upcoming Tibetan Government-in-Exile Elections

On Feb. 23, at its headquarters in Washington, Radio Free Asia held a lunch-time briefing for Beltway reporters on the March Tibetan government-in-exile elections. The elections will decide the next prime minister, or Kalon Tripa, of the exile government, which is based in Dharmsala, India. […]

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Iran Claims Credit for Cyber Attack on VOA

Note: This press release is updated to include reports of the Iranian Cyber Army taking responsibility for the hacking and news of an attack on the RFE telephone system. The Iranian Cyber Army has taken credit for a cyber attack on the Voice of America, […]

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Hacking and Signal Interference of U.S. International Broadcasting

As popular protests unfold across the Middle East, U.S. international broadcasting faces increased satellite signal interference and a web Domain Name System (DNS) attack.  “Our broadcasters are at the forefront of reporting the most tumultuous events we have seen unfold since 1989,” said Walter Isaacson, […]

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