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 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

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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 Program to Iran, Parazit, Dedicated to Facebook Friend Killed in Protests

Voice of America’s popular Farsi language television program Parazit breaks with its satirical and sometimes comic format this week to discuss the young Iranian pro-democracy demonstrators who died after being shot at Monday’s protests in Tehran. Parazit co-creators Kambiz Hosseini and Saman Arbabi learned Tuesday […]

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Andrew Natsios Tells VOA Organizing a New Country in South Sudan Won

Former U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, Andrew Natsios, has told a VOA panel that Western governments need to stop predicting the new Republic of South Sudan will be a “fragile state.”  Speaking at a VOA hosted event titled South Sudan: Building a New Nation, Natsios […]

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Quarter of Egyptians Tune to Alhurra During Recent Crisis

Results of a new poll of Egyptians in Cairo and Alexandria show that 25 percent of respondents tuned into Alhurra to follow the recent uprising in Egypt. The telephone survey was conducted during the network’s 18 days of live comprehensive coverage of the historic events […]

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Media Advisory: Telephone Briefing on Egyptian Use of Media – Survey Results

The BBG and Middle East Broadcasting Networks invite you to a telephone briefing on Egyptian Use of Media – Survey Results. What: The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency, supervising all U.S. international broadcasting, will release new survey results on Egyptian use […]

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Staying Ahead of the Digital Curve: U.S. Global Engagement in the New Media Era

The recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt are sending shockwaves across the Middle East and demonstrating the power of social media to connect citizens striving for democratic reform.  During a packed briefing at the U.S. Capitol this morning, new media experts and journalists from U.S. […]

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IBB Director Richard M. Lobo Visits Overseas Broadcast Operations

Richard M. Lobo, Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), recently completed a nine-day swing through the Middle East to review overseas operations, to assess the regional media environment and to meet with key partners in the region. The trip, to three countries and four […]

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Sec. Clinton Discusses Egypt and U.S. Policy in the Region During an Interview on Alhurra Television

During an interview with Alhurra Television, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed the next steps for Egypt, U.S. policy in the Middle East, reaction to demonstrations in other Arab countries and Iranian President Ahmadinejad. The following is a transcript of her interview: QUESTION:  Madam […]

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FY 2012 Budget Request for the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The President’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2012, sent to the Congress today, includes $767 million for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an increase of 2.5 percent from the FY 2011 full year Continuing Resolution level.  The proposed funding reflects the importance of ongoing […]

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Radio Marti Expands its News Magazine “Las Noticias Como Son”

Radio Martí’s news magazine “Las Noticias Como Son” moved to an extended format with a fast-paced round up of news and analysis from around the world.  In its 13th year, “Las Noticias Como Son” expanded to an hour with news of breaking events in Cuba […]

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