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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

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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

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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RFE/RL Condemns Pressure Tactics Against Moscow Bureau

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WASHINGTON — On March 18, RFE/RL’s Moscow bureau administrator was approached at her home by two unknown men identifying themselves as journalists with Russia’s NTV channel in search of personal information. The men, one of whom had a video camera and sought to film the […]

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The Martí’s Coverage Reaches Cubans on the Island

Two Cuban State Security officials are seen monitoriing TV Marti online.

The Martís, which includes TV and Radio Martí and martinoticias.com, successfully broadcast four hours of live coverage to the island via DirecTV, and simultaneously on Radio Martí through shortwave and medium wave radio. The live coverage also was streamed via Youtube and Facebook today, Sunday, […]

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A Quick Look Back, As The World Looks Forward to Next Week

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Next week, the world will witness an historic event: Barack Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge nearly 90 years ago.

That was long before the Cuban Revolution and the dissolution of ties between the U.S. and Cuba. And it was long before the severe media restrictions on the island prompted the U.S. to create Radio Martí, a Spanish-language broadcaster providing uncensored news and information to Cuba.

Just last year, Radio Martí celebrated its 30th anniversary.

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BBG Wins Three CFC Awards

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors earned three awards from the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA), thanks to the hard work of the CFC keyworkers at VOA, IBB, TSI and OCB. The awards were presented at the CFCNCA Campaign Finale on Thursday, […]

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Radio Free Asia’s Trafficking Documentary Describes Vietnamese Mother’s Ordeal, Escape

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WASHINGTON – On International Women’s Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) today released a short documentary, “Vietnam: Cost of Living” — the eighth installment of the online RFA multimedia series “Breaking Free: Stories of escape from traffickers.” This seven-minute video report from Vietnam tells the story […]

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BBG Networks Mark International Women’s Day

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  In honor of International Women’s Day, the networks of the BBG are providing special coverage and programming on the contributions of women to contemporary society and history, while highlighting the political and cultural struggles women face in certain countries. “On International Women’s Day, we […]

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VOA Introduces Lao English Teaching Program

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The Voice of America has launched a new English-language learning program on Lao National Television to teach American-style English. English Lessons with Toui and Mani is hosted by VOA Lao service’s Phouthasone Douangphoumy, known on the program as “Toui,” and VOA Khmer Service’s Manilene Ek, […]

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VOA Presents Exclusive Tibetan Election Debate

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WASHINGTON D.C., March 2, 2016 — The top candidates for the position of Tibet’s political leader in exile (Sikyong, or prime minister) faced off this week in an exclusive prime time internet, radio, and television broadcast to Tibet, aired and hosted by the Voice of America.  […]

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