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 journalist 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

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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America Greets the World

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Seventy-four years ago in February 1942, with countries across the globe in the throes of the Second World War, American writer and journalist William Harlan Hale initiated the first VOA radio show in German with these now-immortal words: “We bring you voices from America.  Today, […]

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“We Are Europe,” New Georgian Prime Minister Tells RFE/RL

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili used his visit to RFE/RL’s Prague headquarters last week to affirm his government’s commitment to Europe, amidst fraught relations within the region and between the West and Russia over European security, Ukraine, and Syria. The Feb. 23 […]

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RFE/RL Video Goes Viral on Facebook, Changes the Life of its Subject

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A touching video produced by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has gone viral on Facebook and is impacting the life of its subject. The piece tells the story of an octogenarian male laborer, Syed Abdul Ghani, who makes several trips a day in the Pakistani city […]

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BBG to Meet, Discuss Increased Coordination Among Networks

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at its Washington, D.C. headquarters, at 11:00 a.m. on February 26, 2016. In addition to Board business, the board will honor Voice of America stringer Almigdad Mojalli, who was killed in an air raid while reporting […]

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VOA’s Shaka Ssali Moderates Ugandan Presidential Debate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Shaka Ssali, host and managing editor of Voice of America’s TV and radio program Straight Talk Africa, was selected to serve as one of three moderators for the Ugandan presidential debate in Kampala, Uganda on Feb. 13.  Ugandans go to the polls […]

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Radio Free Asia Reports on Deadly Unrest in Laos

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Radio Free Asia’s Lao Service has been closely covering the deadly unrest in Laos that has been unfolding in recent months and has provided details that some major media sources have picked up. The unrest began in November when a wave of violence killed three […]

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Alhurra-Iraq’s Your Question Discusses Interfaith Harmony and Terrorism

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  A recent episode of Alhurra-Iraq’s Your Question program encouraged Iraqi citizens to speak out about a quintessential topic facing Iraqi society, the preservation of religious harmony and coexistence among diverse religions and ethnicities to combat terrorism. The program hosted four religious clerics representing the […]

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