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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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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

‘Faces Of Srebrenica’ Project Overwhelmed By Response

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Twenty years after Europe’s worst single atrocity since World War II, RFE/RL’s Dzenana Halimovic wanted to ensure that the victims — and not just the names — are remembered. Faces of Srebrenica is an attempt to collect photos of all the more than 8,000 victims. […]

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U.S. Official Talks to Alhurra About New Communication Hub in the UAE

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Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel sat down with Alhurra Television to discuss the newly opened Sawab Center in Abu Dhabi and the fight to counter messaging from ISIL. Stengel stated that the goal of the Center, a joint American/Emirati project is […]

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U.S. Senators Deplore Azerbaijan’s “Politically Motivated Arrests,” Call For Ismayilova’s Release

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(WASHINGTON — July 9, 2015)  A group of 16 U.S. Senators, led by Minority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), addressed Azeri President Ilham Aliyev with growing concern about “a systematic crackdown on human rights and independent civil society” in Azerbaijan, calling on him in a […]

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Voice of America Marks 20th Anniversary of Genocide in Srebrenica

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WASHINGTON D.C., July 9, 2015 – The Voice of America hosted a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia. The event, titled “Bosnia: 20 Years After Srebrenica,” examined events of that time both in historical terms and in the context […]

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Bosnia: 20 Years After Srebrenica

A Bosnian woman cries at a coffin of her relative, one of 173 of newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. (Reuters)

The worst massacre on European soil since World War II, the massacre in Srebrenica, was a watershed event in the history of the Balkan wars and the state of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Today, 20 years later, the country still faces formidable political and economic challenges, including ethnic […]

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VOA Launches Audio App in Partnership with AudioNow

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Voice of America, in partnership with AudioNow Digital, launched an audio-only app that will allow users to listen to VOA programming over data or cellular voice connections. That option is especially valuable for VOA audiences in emerging markets where streaming audio is not […]

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‘Indispensable Help In Difficult Times’ — RFE/RL Celebrates 20 Years In Prague

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(PRAGUE, Czech Republic — July 2, 2015)  This week, RFE/RL marked its 20th anniversary in the Czech Republic in an event convened under the auspices of Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and attended by dignitaries from over 22 countries. In his keynote remarks, Prime Minister […]

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The Martís Cover Historic Embassy Announcement

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MIAMI- The announcement made by President Obama today announcing the historic re-opening of American and Cuban embassies was broadcast live to Cubans via Radio and Television Martí. This is the first time the two nations have hosted each others’ embassies in more than 50 years. […]

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RFE/RL Details Multimedia Expansion to Key Targets

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s multimedia expansion and rapid growth was the focus of today’s Broadcasting Board of Governors meeting held in Prague, Czech Republic. The Board traveled to the RFE/RL headquarters to tour the facilities, meet the staff and learn more about the […]

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VOA on Assignment at the Nuclear Talks with Iran in Vienna

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As the final deadline approaches for a nuclear deal with Iran, VOA Persian is presenting a series of new programs discussing and analyzing the tough issues under negotiation. On Tuesday, June 30, VOA Persian Director Setareh Derakhshesh will host an one-hour TV Special from Vienna, […]

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