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.

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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

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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BBG Networks Present a Unified Strategy

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WASHINGTON – As a part of the meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the leaders of each of the five BBG networks, collectively known as the U.S. International Media Coordinating Council (ICC), presented key initiatives and collaborative activities aimed at maximizing their operations in […]

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VOA Launches New Prime Time Programs for Iran

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WASHINGTON D.C., February 26, 2016 — The Voice of America is shaking up its prime time television line-up in Iran with a fresh look and with new Farsi language programming that will continue to speak to Iran’s millennials and its diverse audience. “We are making efforts to […]

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BBG, VOA Pay Tribute To Journalist Killed Last Month In Yemen

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A journalist who was killed in his home country of Yemen last month while on assignment for the Voice of America was memorialized in a ceremony on Thursday at BBG headquarters in Washington. BBG Director and CEO John Lansing, Acting VOA Director Kelu Chao and […]

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