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 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

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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

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

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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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New Shows Build on VOA Music Legacy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Grammy winners, pop legends and Hall of Famers headline two exciting new VOA television programs that showcase the best of American music, and carry on a Voice of America tradition that helped popularize jazz around the world. Hamilton Live, a 30-minute weekly […]

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As Deadly Cholera Spreads in Cuba, the Martís Provide Reality-Check on the Extent of the Outbreak

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Miami – Radio and TV Martí are covering an alarming number of cases of cholera in Cuba, an outbreak of the sometimes deadly disease that the Havana government is refusing to acknowledge. The Martís are among the only sources the Cuban people can turn to […]

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Alhurra Correspondent Missing for Four Months

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December 20th marks four months since Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi went missing in Aleppo, Syria. He was reporting on the fighting there when he came under attack and was reportedly shot. “We continue to call on Syrian authorities and others for any information on Bashar, […]

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