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

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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BBG Renews Calls for Press Freedom

On the occasion of UN Human Rights Day 2010, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) renews its call for press freedom and freedom of information around the world. “Advancing press freedom is central to our mission, including our efforts to combat censorship online and on […]

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BBG Governor Perino Speaks at NAF Event

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Dana Perino and BBG Executive Director Jeffrey Trimble discussed how public media organizations can adapt new technologies to enhance reporting and audience engagement at a New America Foundation event on December 8, 2010 in Washington, DC. The half-day program, […]

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December Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Friday, December 17. The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. The BBG will hear a Middle East trip report, a report from the Board’s Budget and Strategy Committee, and a report from the […]

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BBG Governor Perino and Executive Director Trimble to Take Part in Panel on Digital Media Landscape

Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) member Dana Perino and BBG Executive Director Jeffrey Trimble will take part in a discussion at the New America Foundation beginning at 1:00 PM on December 8, 2010 in Washington, DC. The event, which is co-sponsored by Rutgers University Institute […]

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RFE President Gedmin Meets Kazakh PM, Discusses Media Freedom

During a three-day trip to Kazakhstan to discuss media freedom, RFE President Jeffrey Gedmin met Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov, senior members of parliament, local journalists, and NGO leaders. In Astana, Gedmin and Massimov discussed the future of RFE’s local station, Radio Azattyq, including the […]

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Radio Free Asia Launches Weekly Q&A With Aung San Suu Kyi

Listeners of Radio Free Asia’s Burmese service will be able to engage Aung San Suu Kyi on topics of their choice in a weekly series on Friday evenings. “Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the People” invites RFA’s audience to submit questions on any topic, […]

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Journalists Flock to VOA’s HIV/AIDS Training in Democratic Republic of Congo

Journalists across the Democratic Republic of Congo are learning about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in a series of eight workshops organized by the Voice of America. “We are very happy with the VOA initiative and its contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS,” said Dr. Aime Mboyo, […]

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