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

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

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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Alhurra Interviews Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer

On Jan. 8, Alhurra’s Inside Washington aired a rare in-depth interview with Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer. Taped at the Inside Washington’s studio, Justice Breyer discussed democracy, the U.S. Constitution and the role of the Supreme Court within the American branches of government. Hosted […]

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RFE/RL President Jeffrey Gedmin to Depart

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has accepted, with regret, the resignation of Jeffrey Gedmin, who has served for four years as president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Gedmin announced his plans to depart RFE/RL at the end of February 2011. The BBG, which […]

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Board Continues Strategic Review

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the Agency that oversees U.S. international broadcasting, continues its strategic review with the first in a series of regional assessments. This month’s regional review will focus on Africa and will engage internal and external experts in discussions to be […]

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Alhurra Interviews Rep. Payne on Sudan

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar conducted an interview with Congressman Donald M. Payne (D-NJ), Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health regarding Sudan’s upcoming referendum vote.  Rep. Payne said that the government of Sudan should respect the outcome of the referendum […]

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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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