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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

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

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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

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

Radio Farda Wins Gold, Silver At New York Festivals

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WASHINGTON — RFE/RL’s Persian language service was lauded in New York this week as Radio Farda journalist Roya Karimi Majd’s special report “Tradition of the Blade” won a gold award, and Kambiz Hosseini’s weekly show “Five in the Afternoon” took home a silver award at […]

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RFE/RL Journalists Beaten By Police While Covering Armenia Protests

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YEREVAN, Armenia — In the morning hours of June 23, two RFE/RL Armenian Service correspondents were beaten by police while reporting on a standoff between protesters and police in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. Police roughed up at least 10 journalists, including several other members of the […]

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Radio Sawa Report Wins Silver at the New York Festivals

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(Springfield, Va.)–Radio Sawa’s report on the humanitarian crisis facing Syrian children was awarded the Silver Medal in the New York Festivals’ 2015 International Radio Program in the Human Interest category. For four years, the war in Syria has caused an unfathomable humanitarian crisis and the […]

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Radio Free Asia Series on China Nuclear Risks Wins at New York Festivals

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) last night won a bronze medal at the New York Festivals’ 2015 International Radio Program Awards for its Cantonese Service’s investigative series on China’s nuclear energy risks. Titled, “A Citizenry Left in the Dark: China’s Nuclear Power Industry,” the […]

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VOA Tibetan Offers Millions of Viewers Rare Glimpse of Dalai Lama’s ‘Long Life Ceremony’

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WASHINGTON D.C., June 22, 2015 — VOA’s Tibetan Service marked the occasion of the Dalai Lama’s upcoming 80th birthday with a historic four-hour live TV program covering the special celebration in his honor in Dharamsala, India. It was the first time since the Chinese takeover in […]

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VOA Tibetan is marking the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday

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WASHINGTON – On July 6, 2015, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is turning 80 years old. VOA’s Tibetan Service is marking the occasion with a 4-hour live TV program covering the special celebration in His honor that will take place in Dharamsala, […]

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VOA and Newseum Host Discussion about Police, Cameras and the Constitution

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WASHINGTON D.C., June 18, 2015 — Voice of America, in partnership with the Newseum, hosted a panel discussion Wednesday examining how new electronic devices are affecting the relationship between police and the American public. Titled “In the Public Eye: Police, Cameras and the Constitution,” the discussion took place […]

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“I’m an avid listener of VOA,” says new Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is interviewed by VOA’s Aliyu Mustapha, June 12 in Abuja, Nigeria.

“My daily life starts at 6am by dedicating 30 minutes to listening to VOA,” President Buhari told VOA Hausa reporter Aliyu Mustapha at the presidential villa in Abuja. President Buhari chose VOA for his very first one-on-one interview, after his inauguration, to an international broadcaster.  “I am an avid listener […]

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Alhurra-Iraq Interviews Iraq’s Parliament Speaker

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In an interview on Alhurra-Iraq’s Hiwar Khass Iraq, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri stated that Sunni fighters find it difficult to join the Popular Mobilization Forces fight against ISIL to recapture the areas that are under ISIL’s control.  “There are 124,000 fighters in the Popular […]

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Independent Journalist Detained in Cuba

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The Office of Cuba Broadcasting has learned that Martí Noticias contributor and coordinator of the independent video production group Palenque Vision Rolando Rodriguez Lobaina was detained overnight and held for several hours by Cuban authorities.  According to the police, Mr. Lobaina did not have his […]

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