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

BBG Chairman’s Editorial Appears in Foreign Policy Magazine

BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson has an editorial in the most recent issue of “Foreign Policy” in which he touches on the role of free media, particularly digital technologies, in spreading democracy. The uncertainty surrounding Egypt’s future is fueling a debate: Are we witnessing Tehran in […]

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VOA Creole Service Marks 25 Years of Broadcasting to Haiti

Haiti’s Ambassador to the United States praised the Voice of America’s Creole Service Monday for its role in the country’s transition to democracy over the past 25 years, calling the service “a model and example for many radio stations and for journalists in Haiti.” Ambassador […]

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Detained RFE Reporters Leave Egypt: "We Were Not Treated Well"

Two detained RFE reporters, Robert Tait and Abdelilah Nuaimi, have been released from police custody and flew out of Egypt today. Tait and Nuaimi were detained by police shortly after arriving in the Egyptian capital Cairo on February 4. They were on their way to […]

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BBG Governor Ashe Meets Senator Lugar

BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Feb. 4 to discuss the governor’s recent four-country trip to Asia, the 15th anniversary of Radio Free Asia, Chinese efforts to block broadcasting into China, and […]

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BBG Chairman Isaacson, RFE President Gedmin Call for End to Belarus Media Crackdown

As Belarus continues to crack down on local media outlets and independent journalists, BBG Chairman Walter Isaacson and RFE President Jeffrey Gedmin today affirmed their commitment to media freedom in Belarus and expressed concern for the safety of journalists throughout the country. Isaacson and Gedmin […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Continue to Provide In-Depth Egyptian Coverage

Alhurra and Radio Sawa continued their exhaustive coverage of the epic events in Egypt despite continued restrictions on Internet access and the harassment and intimidation of Alhurra’s journalists by pro-government mobs on the streets of Cairo. Unidentified individuals entered Alhurra’s Cairo news bureau earlier today […]

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Board Condemns Threats to Alhurra TV

The Broadcasting Board of Governors strongly condemns the recent threats of violence leveled against journalists reporting for Alhurra Television in Egypt. Unidentified individuals entered Alhurra’s Cairo news bureau earlier today and threatened to kill Alhurra’s two on-air journalists – Akram Khuzam and Tarek El Shamy […]

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US Diplomats from 14 Latin American Nations Discuss Cuba, Haiti, During VOA Visit

The top U.S. diplomat in Cuba told VOA Tuesday the Castro government has “taken some steps” to improve relations with the United States, but there is a “long way to go” before the U.S. trade embargo can be lifted. Jonathan Farrar, the Chief of Mission […]

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Members of Congress Discuss President Obama

On Jan. 25, Alhurra Television aired live President Barak Obama’s second State of the Union address and the Republican responses, with simultaneous Arabic translation, to millions of viewers in the Middle East and North Africa.  Following the State of the Union address and the Republican […]

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