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Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

"We are appalled by today's verdict," said BBG Chairman Jeff Shell. "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More


VOA Hosts Malala at the Newseum

Malala, the well-known activist for the empowerment of women and the youngest Nobel Prize winner, was in Washington Sunday to take part in an event hosted by the Voice of America’s Deewa Radio and Television Service in cooperation with the Newseum.  Read More

Herman Breaks Bangkok News

VOA Reporting on Bangkok Blast Goes Worldwide

VOA’s Steve Herman, Barry Newhouse, and Zinlat Aung were among the first on the scene after a deadly blast hit the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. Their reporting was picked up by dozens of media outlets worldwide. Read More



African and American Lives Come Together on Vous Et Nous

From pop-culture to education and health to technology, music and fashion, Vous et Nous is a new fast-paced, 30-minute program featuring young leaders who are working to make a difference. Read More

Annual Report

BBG Releases its 2014 Annual Report

The BBG’s 2014 Annual Report details the agency’s  activities and growing impact around the world. Visit the multimedia, interactive digital version.

BBG and GW Hold Event to Examine Iran’s Growing Blogosphere and Grassroots Activism (Video)

Thank you to all who were able to attend this event. For those unable to attend, we have made a complete video recording available here. Below is the full slate of speakers and panelists. Speakers included: Frank Sesno, Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, […]

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Russian, North Caucasus Services Cover Moscow Subway Attacks

RFE/RL devoted extensive coverage to the two suicide bomb attacks on the Moscow metro, which took place on March 29, killing 40 people. The Russian Service interviewed eyewitnesses to the attacks, relayed official reactions, and kept audiences apprised of the progress of the investigation. The […]

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Radio Free Afghanistan Covers Surprise Obama Visit

When President Obama paid a surprise visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on March 28, Radio Free Afghanistan stood apart from all other local media outlets with its comprehensive coverage. The Afghan Service not only reported the substance of the President

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Drug Smugglers Recruiting Afghan Children, Tajik Service Reports

On March 30, the Tajik Service revealed that, due to the Tajik government

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African Music Treasures Blog: "Simply Incredible"


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VOA Russian Offers New Website

VOA has unveiled a new website for mobile phone users in the Russian Federation

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Ethiopian Government Now Jamming All Horn of Africa Broadcasts

VOA detected that, beginning around March 29, the Ethiopian government began jamming the Horn of Africa Service

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VOA Urdu Scoops Media in Pakistan

The former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, was in Seattle, Washington March 14 for a special address to the Pakistani diaspora. VOA Urdu was the only TV outlet granted access to the event, and it was therefore the only news source to get Musharraf

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    • Jeffrey Shell
    • Dr. Leon Aron
    • Matt Armstrong
    • Michael Kempner
    • John Forbes Kerry
    • Karen Kornbluh
    • Kenneth Weinstein
    • vacant