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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

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

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

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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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Radio Free Asia’s Year in Review Video

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Radio Free Asia takes a look back some of the many stories it covered during 2012, including protest in Tibet, new freedoms in Burma, disappeared Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonimous Region of China, and others.

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Passage of New Law Enhances Our Journalists’ Reach, Improves the Agency’s Use of Resources, Increases Transparency, BBG says

Washington, DC – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today hailed a new law that updates one of the founding statutes of public diplomacy in the United States, a change that the Board has long supported and had incorporated into its strategic plan. The defense authorization […]

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China Again Tightens Internet; No More Pseudonyms

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After a series of embarrassing scandals involving lower level party officials hit the web, the Chinese Communist Party tightened restrictions for bloggers requiring them to register with their real names… Just as it required users of microblogs to register with their real names earlier this […]

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Board Accepts Resignation of RFE/RL President and CEO Steven Korn

Washington, D.C.  – The Board of Directors of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) today accepted the resignation of RFR/RL’s President and CEO, Steven Korn, to be effective January 25, 2013.  The Board thanked Mr. Korn for his service and noted his work to enhance RFE/RL operations. […]

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BBG Journalists Worldwide Honored in 2012 for Skill, Talent and Courage

RFE/RL's Khadija Ismayilova

Washington, DC – Journalists all around the world who work under the direction of the Broadcasting Board of Governors were recognized for their skill, talent and courage with dozens of awards from groups involved with media and the public interest in 2012. BBG journalists received […]

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Defiant Turkmen Reporter Wins Free Speech Award

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WASHINGTON — Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev, a correspondent for RFE/RL’s Turkmen language service, received a 2012 Hellman/Hammett grant for his fearless reporting in Turkmenistan, one of the world’s most closed societies. Yazkuliyev was recognized for his reporting, in defiance of an official information blackout, on an explosion in […]

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