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

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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Alhurra First to Report Mubarak Stepping Down

Alhurra Television was the first to report that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would step down and transfer power to the Egyptian army. Yesterday at 9:34 a.m. (EST), Alhurra Television’s Cairo Bureau Chief Tarek El Shamy went on the air live and reported that official sources […]

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Rep. Berman Discusses the Future of Egypt on Alhurra

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA) regarding the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and U.S. aid to Egypt. When asked about his concerns regarding the Muslim Brotherhood’s possible role in the future of Egypt Rep. Berman stated, “We also know of a […]

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Voice of America Blog Network Pulls it all Together

Discuss intelligence issues with VOA’s Security Briefing. Find out what international students think about life in the United States at “The Student Union.” Click on “Jazz Beat” and find out what music has inspired protesters in Egypt.  Now you can do all this and more […]

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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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