Khadija Free

Khadija Ismayilova Released

On May 25, investigative journalists 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

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

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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RFE/RL Honors Top 5 Reports of 2012

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Journalists working for RFE/RL take big risks to tell important stories. In late January, the company gave special recognition to five of the most compelling reports produced in 2012, chosen from among 36 winners of RFE/RL’s monthly in-house competitions. # Radio Svoboda correspondent Irina Chevtayeva […]

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Cyber Attacks Target Radio Farda Journalists

Iranians surf the web in an internet cafe at a shopping center, in central Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Prague – An Iranian campaign against independent media that resulted in the recent arrests of more than a dozen journalists in Tehran has reached journalists outside the country, including as many as 15 Radio Farda journalists who have been targeted with sophisticated online attacks. Like their […]

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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

China Media Censorship

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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