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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

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

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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

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

Alhurra-Iraq Interviews U.S. Ambassador to Iraq

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Robert Stephen Beecroft

Alhurra-Iraq anchor Saadoun Dhamad interviewed Amb. Robert Stephen Beecroft at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.  During the hour-long interview Amb. Beecroft talked about the relationship between the U.S. and Iraq stating, the U.S. continues to engage with Iraq both economically and culturally. He cited the […]

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Radio Free Asia President Responds to Reporters Without Borders’ Press Freedom Index

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Washington, D.C. – In response to the release of Reporters Without Borders’ 2013 World Press Freedom Index, Radio Free Asia’s President Libby Liu said the survey’s findings show little signs of improvement in Asia with the exception of Burma. “Once again, North Korea, China, Vietnam, […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Mark Second Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution

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Springfield, Va. – Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa commemorate the second anniversary of the Egypt’s revolution with extensive coverage and programming. Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s network of correspondents are blanketing Egypt to provide comprehensive reporting of the historic occasion. “Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s coverage of […]

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BBG Opens Renovated Health and Wellness Center

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[nggallery id=66 template=bbg-carousel] The BBG opened its renovated Health and Wellness Program on January 23, with a fitness center open house designed to encourage employees to start the New Year off with fresh commitments to fitness and health. New fitness equipment has been purchased and […]

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BBG Gov. Ashe in Cambodia

BBG Gov. Victor Ashe meets with broadcasters in Cambodia

BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with broadcasters, human rights activists, U.S. officials and a jailed radio station chief during a recent visit to Cambodia. Ashe, who serves as Vice Chairman of the board of Radio Free Asia (RFA), spent two and a half fully-packed working […]

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Radio Ozodi’s Web Access Restored, But Tajik Reporter Remains Banned

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Washington, D.C. – Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (FE/RL) Abduqayum Qayumove, Radio Ozodi, is back online today following an Internet blackout that included its website, Facebook, and several other independent news sites. Authorities attributed the incident, which began on January 18, to “technical problems,” although Asia Plus […]

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BBG Journalists Cover Obama’s Second Inauguration

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[nggallery id=65 template=bbg-carousel] Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term as President of the United States Jan. 21 and Broadcasting Board of Governors journalists were on hand to cover the day-long celebration for their audiences around the world. Voice of America, Radio Free […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Cover the Israeli and Jordanian Elections

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Springfield, Va. – As Israelis and Jordanians go to the polls to vote on their respective legislative elections, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa will provide in-depth coverage of the electoral process. The networks will also give a voice to the various issues, candidates and different […]

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Alhurra Interviews Somali Foreign Minister

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Alhurra’s State Department Correspondent Michel Ghandour had an interview with Somali Foreign Minister Fowzia Yusuf Adam. During the interview she discussed the U.S. recognition of the Somali government for the first time since 1991.  She said that, “today is a new dawn for us, we […]

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Bringing the Presidential Inauguration to the World

Workers make final preparation for the inauguration at the U.S. Capitol.

Washington, D.C. – As the public swearing-in of U.S. President Barack Obama for his second term takes place, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) journalists will be there to provide complete coverage of the day’s events along with expert commentary on U.S. policy, the 44th President […]

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