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.

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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

Alhurra and Radio Sawa Mark Fifth Anniversary of Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution

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  As Tunisia marks the five-year anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution that toppled longtime dictator Zine al- Abidine Ben Ali, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa commemorated the event.  Programs on both networks examined vital issues of importance to Arabic-speaking audiences of the Middle East and […]

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BBG, VOA Honor Freelance Journalist Killed in Yemen

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors expressed shock and sadness Sunday after freelance journalist Almigdad Mojalli, on assignment for the Voice of America, was killed in an air raid in Yemen. “Almigdad Mojalli was a committed and talented journalist who made the ultimate sacrifice […]

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BBG Networks Bring State of the Union to Audiences Around the World

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The networks of the BBG worked together to provide timely and comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama’s eighth and final State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday evening.  The television, radio and digital coverage, which also included the Republican response by South Carolina […]

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BBG Launches New FM Radio Station in Lubumbashi, DRC

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VOA’s Africa division is celebrating the sign on of its first FM radio station in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The new station will serve Lubumbashi, located in the southeast portion of the DRC, near the border with Zambia. Lubumbashi is the country’s second-largest city, […]

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Radio Free Asia Releases English e-Book on North Korea’s Prison Camps

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Digital Publication Includes Survivors’ Stories of Inhuman Conditions WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) today released the English version of its e-book about North Korea’s infamous secret labor detention camps for political prisoners and the horrendous human rights violations committed inside them. Based on a […]

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BBG Networks Provide Critical Information on Iranian-Saudi Crisis

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The networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are providing comprehensive Persian, Arabic and English language coverage on the soaring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia following the Saudi execution earlier this month of a prominent Shi’ite cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was critical of […]

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BBG Networks Provide Crucial Information on North Korea Nuclear Tests

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Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) are providing comprehensive coverage of the developments in North Korea after the government there conducted what it claims was a successful hydrogen bomb test. For many in North Korea, VOA and RFA are the only source […]

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TV Martí Wins Emmy Award

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Television Martí has won an Emmy award for its informative production that examined the plight of Cubans trying to flee to the United States. Isabel Cuervo, Alfredo Jacomino, Jose Valois and Ricardo Quintana were honored with a 2015 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award from The National […]

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New RFE/RL Fellowships Support Independent, Investigative Journalism

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(PRAGUE, Czech Republic–December 23, 2015)  RFE/RL has welcomed the 2015-2016 Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows to its Prague offices for an eight-month program of professional development aimed at supporting independent journalists in countries lacking a free press. This year’s Havel Fellows are: Knar Khudoyan, Armenia; Zaur Gurbanli, […]

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“Airport Donetsk” Wins Prestigious Russian Documentary Film Prize

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(PRAGUE, Czech Republic – December 18, 2015)  An unflinching portrait of one of the epic battles in the war between Russia and Ukraine has been named the Best Non-Fiction Short TV Film in Russia’s prestigiousArtDocFest film festival, and brought new recognition to Current Time’s intrepid journalistic […]

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