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.

Khadija Free

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

Federal Offices Closed Today

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Federal offices in the Washington, DC, area are closed. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency’s policies, including written telework agreements.

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VOA Launches SMS News Service in Nigeria

VOA Director David Ensor visits Nigeria in March 2013

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Voice of America has launched a new SMS news service in Nigeria that allows cell phone users to get up-to-date VOA news headlines and emergency messages through three of the country’s major mobile providers. The agreement was signed at a news conference […]

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RFE/RL Reports: 60 Years After Stalin

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The reign of Josef Stalin was a time of terror, mass executions, brutal collectivization, and war. Sixty years after Stalin’s death on March 5, 1953, historians around the world are still working to uncover the real story of the man who brought the Soviet Union […]

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VOA Debuts Bambara in Mali

VOA in Mali

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America today launched broadcasts in a key regional language in the troubled West African nation of Mali, where Islamic militants continue to resist French and African forces trying to oust them from their strongholds. The 30-minute VOA program in Bambara, […]

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Radio Liberty Celebrates 60 Years Defending Free Speech

RFE/RL President Kevin Klose introduces Lyudmila Alekseyeva and David Satter at the Dialogue on Liberty to mark the 60th anniversary of the first Radio Liberty broadcast to Russia

WASHINGTON , D.C. –  “Listen! Listen! Today, a new radio station, Liberation, begins its broadcasts.” Those words, spoken by broadcaster Sergei Dubrovsky on March 1, 1953, were the first to be transmitted by Radio Liberty, a new voice with a mission to promote “the principles of […]

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RFE/RL Marks Anniversary with a Dialogue on Liberty

BBG Governor Susan McCue speaks with human rights activist Lyudmila Alekseyeva

Nobel Peace Prize nominee and human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva joined journalist David Satter for a “Dialogue on Liberty” in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Radio Liberty’s first broadcast in Russia. Ms. Alekseyeva, who is a founding member of the Helsinki Moscow Watch Group […]

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Information Regarding BBG Chief Financial Officer Position

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors made the following announcement today: “We were delighted to inform you last week that Mary Catherine Pleffner was going to join the BBG as our Chief Financial Officer. Unfortunately, Mary now will not be joining us because the Department of […]

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VOA Journalist Attacked in Pakistan

Reporters in danger

WASHINGTON D.C. – Voice of America is urging authorities in Pakistan to take additional steps to protect journalists in the volatile Northwestern Tribal areas, where a reporter for a local TV network was killed today and a VOA journalist narrowly escaped harm in a shooting […]

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Citizen Journalism Training in Moldova Teaches Ethics and Innovation

Citizen journalists shooting personal introductions for their new group Facebook page:  Alexander Doroshenko (far left), reporter at NGO Media Center in Tiraspol, Transnistria; Elena Ratoi, PR coordinator at Public Association "Motivation"; RFE/RL's Diana Raileanu and Liliana Barbarosie (far right).

Chisinau, Moldova — Sixteen Moldovan journalists and civil society activists, keen on using media as a tool to make government more transparent, have just completed a Broadcasting Board of Governors-sponsored workshop that focused on using mobile phones and new media tools to promote the free […]

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