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Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

"We are appalled by today's verdict," said BBG Chairman Jeff Shell. "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More


VOA Hosts Malala at the Newseum

Malala, the well-known activist for the empowerment of women and the youngest Nobel Prize winner, was in Washington Sunday to take part in an event hosted by the Voice of America’s Deewa Radio and Television Service in cooperation with the Newseum.  Read More

Herman Breaks Bangkok News

VOA Reporting on Bangkok Blast Goes Worldwide

VOA’s Steve Herman, Barry Newhouse, and Zinlat Aung were among the first on the scene after a deadly blast hit the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. Their reporting was picked up by dozens of media outlets worldwide. Read More



African and American Lives Come Together on Vous Et Nous

From pop-culture to education and health to technology, music and fashion, Vous et Nous is a new fast-paced, 30-minute program featuring young leaders who are working to make a difference. Read More

Annual Report

BBG Releases its 2014 Annual Report

The BBG’s 2014 Annual Report details the agency’s  activities and growing impact around the world. Visit the multimedia, interactive digital version.

“Pakistan has created enough mischief” – Former Afghan President tells VOA

Former Afghan President, Hamid Karzai

Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan, had a reputation for speaking bluntly during the years he was in power.  Now that he is out of office he is even more blunt, as he showed in an interview in Kabul this week with VOA Afghan […]

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‘Until They Are Killed or We Die’ — President of Iraq Talks with VOA

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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 29, 2015 – What is the security situation in Iraq? Why have Sunnis joined Islamic State forces? What role does Iran have in the fight against the Islamic State? What is the role of the United States? Should Iraq negotiate with the Islamic […]

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RFE/RL Takes Action In Azerbaijan

RFE/RL Baku office sealed by authorities in Azerbaijan.

WASHINGTON – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has closed its Baku bureau, after Azeri authorities sealed the office shut last December in connection with a government-led campaign against foreign organizations. “Azeri authorities have acted illegally and arbitrarily, causing profound, and in several cases permanent, suffering and dislocation for our […]

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Current Time Expanding in Eastern Europe

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WASHINGTON (May 19, 2015) — Current Time, a TV news program for Russian-speaking audiences in countries bordering Russia, launched its new weekend edition with shows affording viewers a fresh alternative to Russian-controlled TV. Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) share the mic on Current Time’s […]

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Radio Martí Celebrates 30 Years of Broadcasting


MIAMI – May 20 will mark the 30th anniversary of Radio Martí providing uncensored and unbiased news and information to the citizens of Cuba. “The staying power of Radio Martí is a testament to the importance of a free flow of information,” said Carlos García-Pérez, […]

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MBN Reports on the GCC Summit at Camp David

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Alhurra had extensive coverage of the historic Gulf Cooperation Council summit being held in the U.S. including live coverage (with simultaneous translation) of President Obama’s remarks following the end of the conference on May 14. The network also broadcast the meeting between President Obama and […]

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Azeri Journalist’s Jail Sentence Extended on Eve of European Games


(WASHINGTON – May 15, 2015) An Azeri court ruled on May 14 to extend the imprisonment of Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor who was jailed last December in what is widely viewed as an act of retribution by Azeri authorities for exposing corruption linked to […]

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BBG Ensures Access to Unrestricted News in Burundi Amid Crisis

On The Scene Burundi Tense a Day After Coup Attempt

WASHINGTON (May 14, 2015) — Amid violence, civil unrest and a crackdown on independent media in Burundi, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is surging media operations to Bujumbura and surrounding cities. “Keeping the airwaves open for our audience to get reliable news and information […]

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VOA on the Frontlines of Political Crisis in Burundi

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Voice of America is leading international coverage of the political upheaval in Burundi with on-the-scene reporting and new programming in Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, French, Swahili, and English. VOA East Africa Correspondent Gabe Joselow reported from the streets of Burundi’s capital early Wednesday amid reports of a […]

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  • The Board

    • Jeffrey Shell
    • Dr. Leon Aron
    • Matt Armstrong
    • Michael Kempner
    • John Forbes Kerry
    • Karen Kornbluh
    • Kenneth Weinstein
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