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.

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

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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

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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 Cover the Israeli and Jordanian Elections

A Jordanian pedestrian passes by a Jordanian parliamentary campaign poster, in Amman

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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IBB Director Lobo Joins DG5 in Condemning Censorship

IBB Director Richard Lobo, center, and VOA Director David Ensor, upper right, meet with international broadcasters in Berlin.

International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo and Voice of America Director David Ensor met with their international broadcasting colleagues from six other nations recently in Berlin to discuss and promote information freedom. The session yielded a statement condemning nations that pursue censorship in violation of […]

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Kevin Klose to be RFE/RL’s Acting President and CEO

Washington, D.C. – The Broadcasting Board of Governors announced today that distinguished journalist and broadcast executive Kevin Klose will be the Acting President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Acting in its capacity as RFE/RL’s corporate board of directors, the Board voted unanimously to […]

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No Word on Alhurra Correspondent Bashar Fahmi: 150 Days After Disappearance

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

Alhurra Correspondent Bashar Fahmi remains missing and incommunicado 150 days after disappearing in Aleppo, Syria.  Fahmi was on a reporting trip there on Aug. 20, 2012 when he was caught in the crossfire that led to the murder of one journalist and capture of another.  […]

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BBG Expanding its Services for War-Torn Mali

French troops, like these assisting Malian soldiers at Bamako's airport, have recently joined in the government's fight against Islamist extremist rebels. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Washington, D.C. — Audiences in Mali can now get the latest news from the Voice of America (VOA) on an FM transmitter that went on the air today — part of a stepped-up response to the Malian crisis by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. “Getting […]

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VOA Show ZirZameen Explores Art and Activism

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Washington D.C. – Unconventional artists and activists narrate their own stories on a new VOA program that seeks to connect underground communities in Iran and the rest of the world. The twice-monthly TV and web program called ZirZameen is produced by Voice of America’s Persian […]

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Missing Alhurra Correspondent Bashar Fahmi Honored

Arzu Kadumi, wife of missing Alhurra journalist Bashar Fahmi, receives the Ibrahim Keresteci Press Awards on his behalf.

Alhurra Television’s Bashar Fahmi was recognized at the Ibrahim Keresteci Press Awards. The award ceremony was hosted by the Municipality and Local Government Workers Union (BEM-BIR-SEN) in Turkey. Fahmi’s wife, Arzu Kadumi, accepted the award on her husband’s behalf. Fahmi has been missing in Syria […]

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Reach of Radio Sawa Expands in Libya

Sawa Reporter in the Field

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has just launched a transmitter in Misrata, providing Radio Sawa’s latest news and information to citizens in the northwestern Libyan city.  The Misrata FM channel marks the third transmitter launched in Libya since the fall of former leader Moammar Gadhafi. […]

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