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

U.S. International Broadcasting Provides Comprehensive Coverage of Historic Sudan Referendum

The U.S. International broadcasting networks of the Voice of America (VOA), Alhurra TV, Radio Sawa, and Afia Darfur, will provide extensive coverage in English and Arabic, of the historic independence referendum that begins Jan. 9 in southern Sudan.  The referendum will give residents from southern […]

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Cuban Blogger Tells VOA Alternative Information Networks are Growing in Cuba

Well-known Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez tells Voice of America she hopes the growth of information networks in Cuba will lead to an end of the state’s information monopoly in 2011. In an interview with VOA’s Spanish Service, Sanchez said “the Cuban blogosphere had a gradual […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors

Barry Zorthian, a veteran U.S. diplomat, media advisor during the Vietnam War, Time Inc. executive, and former Voice of America (VOA) Program Manager, died on December 30 at the age of 90.  The Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. international broadcasting including VOA, […]

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PNN’s Parazit Featured in Washington Post

The Persian News Network’s increasingly popular Parazit show was the focus of a Washington Post feature article published Dec. 31. While it’s impossible to measure how many people watch Parazit, which has been likened to The Daily Show because of its satirical take on the […]

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Radio and TV Martí to Broadcast “Alo Ciudadano”

Globovision’s citizen call-in program about life in Venezuela, Alo Ciudadano (Hello Citizen), will now reach a Cuban audience via Radio and TV Martí. As part of expanded coverage of relevant international news, TV Martí began broadcasting Alo Ciudadano on Dec. 27 and Radio Martí will […]

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Citizen Journalists in Belarus Tell Election Story to VOA

A new breed of citizen journalist has emerged in Belarus, and dramatic first-hand accounts of the government’s post-election crackdown are being seen and heard because of a special Voice of America effort to harness the growing power of social media. Visits to the VOA Russian […]

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RFE Delivers 20,000 Solar-Powered Radios To Afghans

Thousands of Afghan schoolchildren, refugees, nomads, and people living in remote villages have better access to news and information today than they did three months ago. [PHOTOGALLERY] RFE’s Radio Azadi has completed its distribution of 20,000 solar-powered, hand-cranked radios throughout Afghanistan. The project, which began […]

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Radio Martí Covers European Union’s Sakharov Prize

On Dec. 15,  Radio Martí aired coverage of the the European Union’s Sakharov Prize for the Freedom of Thought  Ceremony, live from the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas was awarded the Sakharov Prize for his readiness “to sacrifice and risk his […]

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Moldovan Journalist Gets 15-Year Jail Sentence in Breakaway Region

A court in the breakaway region of Transdniester has sentenced Moldovan journalist Ernest Vardanean to 15 years in prison for espionage. The conviction prompted protests by the international community that the charges were unfounded. The 30 year-old journalist was arrested in April in Tiraspol, the […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Appear Weekly on VOA Burmese Call-In

Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will take part in a weekly VOA call-in show every Wednesday morning (Burmese time) to answer listeners’ questions on a broad range of political, social, and economic issues. “Aung San Suu Kyi has spent […]

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