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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

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

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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

BBG to Meet, Discuss Key Priorities

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet on April 20, 2016 at 10:30 at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.

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RFA Launches Investigative Series on North Korean Labor Overseas

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“With this venture, RFA investigates the consequences of an isolated dictatorship that does little to improve its own people’s living standards but profits from sending its work force abroad,” said Libby Liu, President of RFA. “RFA looks forward to the launch of more in-depth, ongoing investigations this year. “

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Czech Republic Honors Klose, Pechacek, RFE/RL For Defending Freedom

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WASHINGTON–Prime Minister of the Czech Republic H.E. Bohuslav Sobotka has honored the former president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Kevin Klose, and former RFE/RL Czechoslovak Service director Pavel Pechacek for their “lifelong work for democracy, human rights and freedom” and their “contributions to the transformation […]

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U.S. Lawmaker Congratulates BBG on Russian-Language TV Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A U.S. lawmaker has congratulated two BBG networks for jointly creating and developing a Russian-language TV program that is now carried by 25 media outlets in nine countries mostly in the Russian periphery, including Ukraine. In comments on the floor of the […]

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Kosovo President Visits VOA; Focuses on Terrorism, Political Turmoil

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During her third visit to the Voice of America in Washington as president of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga told VOA Albanian that no country is immune from violent extremism and terrorism. In the wake of the terror attacks in Brussels, Jahjaga noted that […]

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Alhurra’s, Radio Sawa’s Breaking News Coverage of the Brussels Bombings

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As soon as the first reports came out about a bombing in Brussels, Alhurra switched to breaking news coverage to follow the story. The television network continued its live coverage for more than six hours uninterrupted. Alhurra’s breaking news coverage included interviews with Alhurra’s correspondent […]

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

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The Martís, which include TV and Radio Martí and martinoticias.com, successfully broadcast three days of live coverage of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. TV Martí reached the island via DIRECTV, airing through local Miami station Mira-TV and digital streaming.  Radio Martí listeners received […]

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Alhurra TV Focuses on Female Empowerment

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 Springfield, Va.–Alhurra Television is launching a new program that puts the spotlight on successful Egyptian women making their mark on society. Sit B’Mit Ragel (Arabic for ‘A Lady is Worth 100 Men’) profiles four Egyptian women who are embarking on traditionally male-dominated jobs. They each […]

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Alhurra, Radio Sawa Take Investigative Look into Countering Radicalization Through Education

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As Islamic extremism and terrorism continue to be fomented in the Middle East, MBN is investigating the role that academic curriculum is playing in promoting or diminishing extremist ideologies.  The coverage has highlighted fundamental principles such as pluralism, liberty, equality, justice, respect for universal human […]

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In Azerbaijan, No Pardon For Ismayilova

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WASHINGTON — Azerbaijan pardoned several political prisoners last week, but RFE/RL reacted with dismay that a leading contributor to its Azerbaijani Service, investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, was not among them. “We are overjoyed for the journalists, human rights defenders, and activists who were released today […]

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