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

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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

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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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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