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

Girls’ Education is Focus of VOA-USAID Program

Nigerian girls are not enrolled in school due to poverty, early marriage, crowded classrooms, culture and poor infrastructure, said experts, government and religious leaders who spoke on “Girls’ Education” Thursday at a packed Town Hall meeting of about 3,000 people in the northern Nigerian city […]

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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Provide the Latest on the Upheaval in Tunisia

Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s intensive coverage of the Tunisian “revolution” started on Monday, Jan. 10th with comprehensive coverage of street protestors’ clashes with security forces in Tunisia. Extensive coverage continued throughout the week during newscasts and hourly updates. On Friday, Jan. 14th when Tunisian President […]

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VOA Show to Iran Surges in Popularity, Creators Invited on

The creators of a Voice of America TV program broadcast to Iran called “Parazit,” which has drawn comparisons to “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” are to appear on Stewart’s Comedy Central show Thursday to discuss their program’s satirical look at Iranian politics and politicians. […]

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World Leaders Speak Out for Imprisoned Belarusian Protesters

Former Czech President Vaclav Havel, former U.S. President George W. Bush, U.S. Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), and dozens of international leaders have taken to RFE’s airwaves in Belarus to call attention to the plight of hundreds of Belarusian activists jailed in the wake of the […]

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Governor Perino Gives Interview to Popular Russian Service Show

Former White House press secretary and current BBG Governor Dana Perino was recently interviewed by the Voice of America’s Russian Service. The interview was for the program Women Today, which tells success stories of extraordinary women in America to educate and inspire audiences in Russia, […]

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Alhurra Launches The Best of Al Youm

Building on the success of Alhurra’s flagship primetime show Al Youm, the network is expanding its programming to include a weekly special, The Best of Al Youm. Each week, The Best of Al Youm will showcase the preeminent reports that aired on Al Youm, highlighting […]

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RFA Reports on Jailed Chinese Dissident and Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

RFA’s Mandarin, Cantonese, and Tibetan services aired daily reports from Oslo, site of the award ceremony for imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, accompanied by videos and photos. Liu Xiaobo, 54, is currently serving an 11-year prison term on subversion charges for urging reforms to China’s […]

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RFE Marks Successful First Year of Broadcasts to Pakistan

This week, RFE’s Radio Mashaal marks the first anniversary of the launch of its Pashto-language broadcasts in Pakistan’s Pashtun heartland. “Our listeners are desperate for reliable news,” says Radio Mashaal Director Amanullah Ghilzai. “Last month, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called Pakistan ‘the world’s […]

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