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

RFERL Journos

RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

VOA Airs Banned Film “Rhino Season” in Iran

Screen shots from banned film "Rhino Season"

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The award winning film, Rhino Season, by Kurdish-Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi, airs on the Voice of America’s Persian Service today, after the filmmaker granted exclusive rights to broadcast the movie into Iran. The film, which has been banned by the Iranian government, […]

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VOA Rejects Chinese Allegations on Tibet Self-Immolations

Screen shots of VOA China Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Voice of America Director David Ensor has categorically denied allegations contained in a Chinese state television report, which blames VOA broadcasts for encouraging self-immolations in Tibet. “That is totally false,” Ensor said at the VOA headquarters in Washington Wednesday. “We do report […]

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Guests Join Avanza Cuba via Skype from Havana

Avanza Cuba

MIAMI- In a first for U.S. government-sponsored civilian broadcasting to Cuba, Radio and TV Martí, has just aired a new edition of Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward) featuring guests live via Skype from Havana, Cuba. Produced in collaboration with Miami Dade College, the episode, titled “Tu […]

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Somali Youth Speak Out on New VOA Show

Close up of control board and papers for new Somali show on VOA

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Young people across Somalia can now discuss issues that matter the most to them on an interactive VOA radio program that focuses exclusively on youth-related subjects and ways to empower one of the largest segments of the Somali population.It’s Your Call, an hour-long […]

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Representatives from Qatari Media Tour BBG

Sheikh Abdulrahman Al Thani, Director of Development of the Qatar Media Corporation meets IBB Director Dick Lobo

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today welcomed visitors from Qatar as a part of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al Thani, the Director of Development of the Qatar Media Corporation, and Yousef AlShrouf, a media advisor from the […]

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Radio Marti Covers New Cuban Migration Reform

A woman holds up a Cuban passport in a regional immigration office in Havana (Cuba).

After months of waiting, Cuba’s new migration law took effect last month, and Radio Marti was there to cover the public’s reaction. On January 15, 2013 over three hundred people came to the Interests Section of the United States in Havana to be interviewed as […]

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Chinese Dissident Chen Guangcheng Appears on VOA

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng (right) is interviewed by VOA's Huchen Zhang

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng appeared on VOA last Thursday and told interviewers that the Chinese government had lost its legitimacy and failed to honor commitments he says it made to not punish family members accused of helping him to escape house arrest last year. The […]

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VOA Interviews Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf interviewed by VOA's Ayesha Tanzeem

A VOA interview with former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf sparked widespread interest among Pakistani news channels. Several TV networks including Geo, Dunya, Express, Samaa and Aaj, rebroadcast parts of the interview, which focused on allegations that have surfaced against the former president as well as […]

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Alhurra Interviews Robert Ford, U.S. Ambassador to Syria

U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford

(Springfield, Va.)— The U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford was interviewed by Alhurra Television.  During the interview, he addressed Vice President Joe Biden’s meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the head of the Syrian National Council’s proposal for talks with the Assad regime and […]

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