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

VOA Kinyarwanda Programming Available on Mobile in Rwanda

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WASHINGTON — The Voice of America and the Kigali-based digital media company Hooza have signed an agreement making VOA’s VOA60 Afurika program in Kinyarwanda available to mobile subscribers on the MTN Rwanda and Airtel Rwanda networks. “Increasingly, people are using their mobile phones to access information that is […]

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CEO Statement on Hiring of Sandy Sugawara as VOA Deputy Director

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Today, the Voice of America made another step toward positive change and reform with the addition of Sandy Sugawara as Deputy Director. I’m thrilled with the direction that Director Bennett is taking the VOA, and having Sandy on board will be a tremendous benefit to […]

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Sandy Sugawara Sworn In as Voice of America Deputy Director

Sandy Sugawara (L) is sworn in by VOA Director Amanda Bennett (R) as the organization's new Deputy Director. Director of Language Programming Kelu Chao, who served as VOA's Acting Director for nearly a year, holds the U.S. Constitution.

Award-winning journalist Sandy Sugawara, who played a leading role in transforming The Washington Post’s newsroom to a data-driven, digital operation, was sworn in as Deputy Director of the Voice of America on Monday, May 2, joining the leadership team of Amanda Bennett, who was sworn […]

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MBN Marks Arab-American Heritage Month

Iraqi painter Shakir Alusi spoke to Alhurra about how his paintings reflect the life and colors of Iraq.

Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa highlighted Arab-American Heritage Month with a variety of programs and reports showcasing the accomplishments of Arab-Americans throughout the month of April. Alhurra’s Almajalla featured profiles of Arab-Americans who are realizing their dreams in the U.S. including: Moroccan kick-boxing champion Amine […]

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Secretary Kerry: Alhurra’s Raise Your Voice a “Very Important Initiative”

MBN interviews John Kerry for the first time since he has held the post of U.S. Secretary of State.

In a wide-ranging interview regarding the fight against Daesh and the future of the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the importance of initiatives such as Alhurra’s Raise Your Voice campaign to fight radicalism.  He said that it is “a very important […]

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RFE/RL Wins Webby People’s Voice Award

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WASHINGTON — A feature video produced by RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service has won the prestigious Webby People’s Voice Award. Watch This Disabled Boy’s World Change In Two Minutes tells the story of a disabled teenager who relies on his friends to push him in his wheelchair everyday […]

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RFA Hosts Banned Film on Murdered Cambodian Rainforest Activist on Website

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WASHINGTON – Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) is making available online a recently banned documentary film about the murder of a prominent Cambodian rainforest activist. The makers of “I Am Chut Wutty” have agreed to allow RFA to post the Cambodian language film on its RFA Khmer website in perpetuity starting Tuesday (April 26).

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VOA Takes Medal and Finalist Prizes at New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards

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WASHINGTON — Journey 1945: China’s Path to Victory, the vivid tale of two Chinese veterans of the 1st American Volunteer Group organized by the U.S. Government to aid China’s Nationalist Government against Japan during WW II, won a silver medal at this year’s New York Festivals International […]

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BBG Meeting Focuses on Importance of Digital, Social Media; New VOA Director Introduced

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  WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors met today at its Washington, D.C., headquarters 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. Today’s meeting was attended by […]

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