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

Citizen Journalists in Belarus Tell Election Story to VOA

A new breed of citizen journalist has emerged in Belarus, and dramatic first-hand accounts of the government’s post-election crackdown are being seen and heard because of a special Voice of America effort to harness the growing power of social media. Visits to the VOA Russian […]

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RFE Delivers 20,000 Solar-Powered Radios To Afghans

Thousands of Afghan schoolchildren, refugees, nomads, and people living in remote villages have better access to news and information today than they did three months ago. [PHOTOGALLERY] RFE’s Radio Azadi has completed its distribution of 20,000 solar-powered, hand-cranked radios throughout Afghanistan. The project, which began […]

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Radio Martí Covers European Union’s Sakharov Prize

On Dec. 15,  Radio Martí aired coverage of the the European Union’s Sakharov Prize for the Freedom of Thought  Ceremony, live from the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas was awarded the Sakharov Prize for his readiness “to sacrifice and risk his […]

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Moldovan Journalist Gets 15-Year Jail Sentence in Breakaway Region

A court in the breakaway region of Transdniester has sentenced Moldovan journalist Ernest Vardanean to 15 years in prison for espionage. The conviction prompted protests by the international community that the charges were unfounded. The 30 year-old journalist was arrested in April in Tiraspol, the […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Appear Weekly on VOA Burmese Call-In

Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will take part in a weekly VOA call-in show every Wednesday morning (Burmese time) to answer listeners’ questions on a broad range of political, social, and economic issues. “Aung San Suu Kyi has spent […]

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VOA’s Nigerian Town Hall Meeting

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, along with the wife of Nigeria’s vice-president and more than 3,000 others, took part in a Voice of America hosted town hall meeting Tuesday, aimed at finding ways to stop the preventable deaths of women and children. The Nigerian vice president’s […]

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U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Cites Progress in War Effort

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry tells VOA that NATO and Afghan forces have had a “degree of success in arresting Taliban momentum,” and in many parts of the country Taliban gains have been “halted and indeed reversed.” Ambassador Eikenberry told VOA’s “Ashna TV” that […]

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VOA Hosts ‘Town Hall’ Discussion on Southern Sudan Referendum

Several leading members of southern Sudan’s civil society gathered in Juba this week for a “town hall” style event organized by the Voice of America to discuss next month’s planned referendum on independence. Lilliane Riziq, director of the South Sudan Women’s Empowerment Network, told the […]

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RFE Kazakh Journalists Win IWPR Awards for Outstanding Human Rights Reporting

Two RFE journalists covering Kazakhstan have been awarded major journalism prizes by the London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) for their “outstanding coverage of human rights issues in Central Asia.” RFE’s Almaty-based Dilbegim Mavloniy earned the honor for her series of reports on […]

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