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

Martis in Cuba

Martís Provide Cubans Non-Stop Coverage Of Obama’s Historic Trip, Go “LIVE” From Island For First Time

The Martís successfully broadcast three days of live coverage of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. Read More

RFERL Journos

RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

Cubans Call In to Radio Marti

Radio Marti opened its microphones to the Cuban public to join its newly formatted program Con Voz Propia (With Your Own Voice).  It is part of a fresh 360-degree approach to news and information that encourages audience participation and interactive exchange of ideas across Marti’s […]

Posted in Press Release | Comments closed

Governor Victor Ashe and MBN President Brian Conniff Visit Alhurra

Broadcasting Board of Governors Governor Victor Ashe and Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) President Brian Conniff have embarked on a four country trip to the Middle East. While in Cairo, Ashe and Conniff met with bloggers and members of the local media to discuss the […]

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed

VOA Covers the U.S. Midterm Elections

Election Day. A “live standup” from the White House, a cut-in from our congressional reporter on the VOA rooftop, a live-shot from VOA’s bureau in LA, another from the State Department, then to Islamabad, and back to the studio where analysts discussed the midterm elections […]

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed

Alhurra and Radio Sawa Invite Egyptians to Participate in Election Coverage

On Sunday, Nov. 28th, Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s journalists will blanket Egypt to provide comprehensive coverage of the Egyptian Parliamentary election. In addition to reports from correspondents, both networks are encouraging viewers to send in their thoughts and videos regarding 2010 Egyptian Parliamentary election through […]

Posted in Press Release | Comments closed

November Board Meeting Includes Inaugural Ideas Lab

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) hosted outside experts in its inaugural Ideas Lab on Nov. 18-19 to explore opportunities and obstacles to engaging overseas audiences through social media.  Four experts — Chris Hughes, founder of Jumo and co-founder of Facebook; Xiao Qiang, professor of […]

Posted in Press Release | Comments closed

Released Azeri Blogger Listened To RFE While In Prison

Despite his imprisonment, Azeri blogger and youth activist Adnan Hajizade was still able to get information from the outside world – thanks to RFE’s Azerbaijani Service, Radio Azadliq. Following this week’s early release of the two Azeri political bloggers jailed last year on widely disputed […]

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed

RFE, Afghan Air Force Deliver Thousands Of Radios To Remote Afghan Villages, Refugee Camps

On the eve of parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, RFE’s Radio Azadi — with the help of the Afghan Air Force and U.S. military — has launched a new initiative to help Afghans participate in the democratic process by having access to reliable news and information. […]

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed

VOA Journalist Named One of Most Influential Women in Ukraine

Myroslava Gongadze, the host of VOA’s popular Ukrainian language television news program, “Chas-Time,” has been named one of the 100 most influential women in Ukraine. Ms. Gongadze is 52nd on this year’s Focus magazine list, which includes women from politics, business, the media and other […]

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed

Webcast of Nov. 19, 2010 BBG Meeting

  For on demand video, click here. For on demand audio, click here.Documents from the meeting, as well as minutes from previous meetings, are available here.

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed

Alhurra Spotlights Entrepreneurs

During the week of November 15-21, Alhurra filmed over 20 reports to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week, highlighting entrepreneurship in Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Egypt. Working with the Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation, Alhurra identified numerous competitions throughout the Middle East that encourage young […]

Posted in Highlight | Comments closed