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

Survivors from Peshawar Army Public School Visit VOA

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This week, VOA’s Urdu Service hosted twelve boys from the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, who had survived a Taliban attack on their school in December 2014. Their visit to VOA was the last stop of a two-and-a-half week trip to the United States sponsored by […]

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RFE/RL Freelancer Missing In Turkmenistan

Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, a freelance journalist and contributor to RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service went missing on July 7.

The July arrest of RFE/RL Turkmen Service Correspondent Saparmamed Nepeskuliev is the latest in a series of escalating attacks on independent journalists in Turkmenistan. Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, a freelance journalist and contributor to RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, is reportedly being held in in a temporary detention facility […]

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YALI Fellows Tell VOA the Experience was Life Changing

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WASHINGTON D.C. — For a second year, the Voice of America provided in-depth extensive coverage of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Summit in Washington with programming in English and all language services broadcasting to the continent. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, […]

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VOA Presents Special Series on 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— VOA has released a four-part special series on what is considered the most effective piece of civil rights legislation enacted in the United States, the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The series marks the 50th Anniversary of the legislation, on August 6.“Voting Rights […]

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TV and Radio Martí Provide Accurate, Comprehensive Coverage of U.S.-Cuba Changes

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Amidst the dynamic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, Television and Radio Martí are providing Cubans with accurate and reliable information on the political changes and how they may affect daily life. Radio and TV Martí provided Cubans with live, balanced coverage of the July […]

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Radio Free Iraq Signs Off After 17 Years Of Service

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(Washington — July 30, 2015)  RFE/RL’s Arabic Service to Iraq, Radio Free Iraq (RFI) will air its final broadcast on July 31. The resources of RFI will be merged with Radio Sawa Iraq to provide the audience with extensive Iraq-specific news and informational programming. The […]

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National Press Club Honors Azeri Journalist

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(WASHINGTON – July 29, 2015)  Today, the National Press Club presented its highest press freedom prize to jailed Azeri investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova. Ismayilova has been held in pretrial detention in a Baku prison for 234 days on charges many observers link […]

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BBG Recognizes LGBT Pride Month

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BBG leadership and staff celebrated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month with a special program featuring speeches honoring those who are working towards equality in the work place. The July 23 event, held in the Cohen Building Auditorium, welcomed keynote speaker Jim Graham. Graham […]

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VOA On-the-Scene with the President in Africa

VOA On the scene with President Obama in Africa

Washington, D.C.—The Voice of America will provide live, on-the-scene coverage of President Obama’s trip to Africa as he arrives in Nairobi, Kenya, to join President Uhuru Kenyatta to co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit and then travel on to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Gabe Joselow, VOA’s regional […]

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