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

Kerry

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

Gallup-Iraq

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

Martis in Cuba

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

The Martís successfully broadcast three days of live coverage of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. Read More

Radio Free Asia Wins Gracie Award

Peng Qinglan was kidnapped and trafficked when she was 8 years old. She reunited with her family 22 years later.

Radio Free Asia (RFA) has won a prestigious Gracie Award for its Cantonese language entry “Kidnapped Woman Reunites with Family” in the international contest’s category of outstanding investigative program or feature. The annual Gracie Awards recognize programming created by women and focused on issues relating […]

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BBG Launches “Behind-the-Scenes” Blog

The word Notebook over a photo of a man using a video camera

Notebook, a new blog, features an insider look at U.S. international broadcasting.  Notebook includes first-person interviews on current and historic events across the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ enterprise. “Drawing from historic and contemporary events, we want to showcase first-person accounts of interesting happenings across international […]

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BBG Highlights Broadcasters’ Quality Work in the Face of Danger

Governor Mulhaupt presiding over the Feb board breifing

Washington, D.C. – At its February meeting, the Broadcasting Board of Governors recognized the dangers and challenges faced by BBG journalists around the world. The Board renewed its call for information on missing Alhurra TV reporter Bashar Fahmi, who has been incommunicado for six months […]

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RFE/RL Mixes It Up with Live Blogs, Google+ Hangout

(from left to right) RFE/RL's Siranuysh Gevorgyan, Ruzanna Stepanyan and Hrair Tamrazian during a live Google+ Hangout broadcast from Yerevan on December 13, 2013. Not pictured are Richard Giragosian, founding director of the Regional Studies Center (RSC), and Artur Papyan, a journalist with RFE/RL's Armenian Service and author of the blog "The Armenian Observer," who also participated in the Google+ Hangout. (Credit: azatutyun.am/ RFE/RL)

The February 18 Armenian presidential elections offered a platform for innovative and collaborative coverage by RFE/RL’s Armenian Service. Service Director Hrair Tamrazian landed interviews with all major candidates, including incumbent president Serzh Sarkisian. On February 13, RFE/RL’s inaugural Google+ Hangout launched with an election rundown […]

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Sub-Saharan African Television Heats Up – And Promises to be a Market Like No Other

Malians gather around an outdoor television set to watch the semifinal round of the Africa Cup of Nations, in Bamako, Mali, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Thomas Martinez)

By Paul Marszalek BBG Office of Strategy and Development While arguably nascent, there is considerable excitement and activity in the sub-Saharan TV market. But factors like demographics and business models will make this a market like no other… Just a few of the growing number […]

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Alhurra’s Critically Acclaimed Program Finds New Audience on Popular Egyptian Channel

Screen shot from the TV show Rayheen ala Feen?

Springfield, Va.–Alhurra’s ground-breaking program Rayheen ala Feen? (Arabic for “Where Are We Going?”) is being broadcast in primetime on the entertainment/news channel Al Hayat-1 (red channel), one of the most popular channels in Egypt. Rayheen ala Feen? follows the day-to-day lives of five young Egyptians […]

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Alhurra Journalist Still Missing After Six Months

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

[slideshow id=68] Washington, D.C. -The Broadcasting Board of Governors stepped up calls today for information on the whereabouts Bashar Fahmi. Tomorrow marks six months since the disappearance of the Alhurra TV correspondent. Fahmi was reporting from Aleppo, Syria on Aug. 20, 2012 when he was […]

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BBG Completes Media Training in Malawi

Professor Sam Swan helps train staff of MBC

February 19, 2013 – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has completed a comprehensive training program with management and staff at Malawi Broadcasting Corporation to help MBC professionalize its nationwide radio and TV operations. The training initiative, which wrapped up on February 15 at MBC’s […]

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