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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

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

BBG Hosts US Youth Observer to the United Nations

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Today the Broadcasting Board of Governors hosted a visit from Brooke Loughrin, the first-ever US Youth Observer to the United Nations. Loughrin toured the Voice of America, and did an interview in English with the BBG Office of Policy as well as an interview in […]

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BBG Strategy & Budget Committee Holds Panel Discussions on Russia, Iran

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors Strategy and Budget Committee hosted two panel discussions on broadcasting strategies for Russia and Iran with internal and external experts at its Dec. 13 meeting at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Governors Michael Meehan, Victor Ashe and Dennis Mulhaupt participated […]

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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Present Both Sides of the Constitutional Crisis in Egypt

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Springfield, Va.  — As Egypt faces a pivotal step on its road to democracy, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa will provide comprehensive coverage of the constitutional referendum vote scheduled for Dec. 15th and 22nd. Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa’s correspondents are stationed across the country […]

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RFA Out front on Tibet Coverage

Tibetans praying over the body of a self-immolator in Rebgong, Nov. 8. Photo courtesy of an RFA listener.

Radio Free Asia (RFA) continues to be in the forefront of coverage of self-immolations and other demonstrations in Tibet, with The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and major wire services relying on RFA content. Almost daily, ordinary Tibetan men and women, including […]

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For Hampton Student-Journalists, a Partnership With BBG Professionals

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[nggallery id=64 template=bbg-carousel] Washington, DC – Voice of America (VOA) journalists are sharing their experience and expertise with students at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication under a cooperative agreement with the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA Executive Producer Jerry Brown recently […]

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In Burma, BBG Officials Meet With President Thein Sein, Aung San Suu Kyi

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On the heels of President Obama’s historic trip to Burma in November, and as a follow-up to BBG-wide technical advisory committee meetings, three BBG Governors went to Burma on a trip organized and accompanied by Radio Free Asia (RFA) President Libby Liu and joined by […]

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SEEMO Honors Alhurra’s Bashar Fahmi and Cüneyt Ünal with Annual Human Rights Award

SEEMO Honors Alhurra’s Bashar Fahmi and Cameraman Cuneyt Unal with Annual Human Rights Award

The South East Europe Media Organization (SEEMO) awarded Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman Cüneyt Ünal its 10th annual Human Rights Award on Dec. 6th in Istanbul. “Bashar is a brave and dedicated journalist who risked his life to report from a war zone, I […]

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Agreement Signed to Put VOA Programs on Sky Net Satellite TV to Burma

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[nggallery id=63 template=bbg-carousel] RANGOON, BURMA – Audiences in Burma will soon have a new way to watch Voice of America television programs following a breakthrough agreement between the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the U.S. government agency responsible for VOA, and Sky Net, a regional […]

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