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 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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Middle East Broadcasts Playing a Crucial Role

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Walter Isaacson released the following statement concerning coverage of recent events in the Middle East: “As Chairman of the BBG, I have been regularly updated on developments across the Middle East by our Arabic-language broadcasters Alhurra TV and Radio […]

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BBG broadcasters to Cover State of the Union Address

BBG broadcasters will provide international coverage of President Barack Obama’s Jan. 25 State of the Union address and the Republican response. BBG broadcast entities will provide audiences with access to the address, analysis, and interviews across media platforms and engage audiences through interactive elements. Alhurra […]

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Governor Ashe Visits Asia, Meets with BBG Staff, Dignitaries

BBG Governor Victor Ashe and Dan Southerland, Executive Editor of Radio Free Asia, completed a four-country trip to Asia. The trip started off Jan. 16 in Seoul, and from there, he went to Bangkok, Phnom Penh and wrapped up in Hong Kong. While in Seoul, […]

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Alhurra Talks to Reps. Eshoo and Smith on Sectarian Violence in the Middle East

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar conducted a series of interviews with members of Congress after a congressional hearing on the increase in sectarian violence in Iraq and Egypt. The hearing, held by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission was prompted by the killing of at […]

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Parazit Creators Appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The creators of Parazit, the popular show from the Voice of America’s Persian News Network, made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Jan. 20. Host and writer Kambiz Hosseini and Saman Arbabi, the co-creator and executive producer, discussed their program’s satirical […]

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Radio Martí’s Groundbreaking “El Revoltillo”

“El Revoltillo” (“The Scramble”), a groundbreaking new program on Radio Martí, brings online classifieds to the airways, bridging the information gap in Cuba. This daily interactive broadcast connects buyers and sellers looking to make an exchange via cash, goods or services, a free market practice […]

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