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

Kerry

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

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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BBG Hosts Transparency International Corruption Report Release

Gustavo Win, a development officer with BBG, left, speaks with Huguette Labelle of Transparency International and Alan Larsen of Transparency International USA

Today the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) hosted Transparency International and the Transparency International USA chapter as they presented the findings of 2012 Corruption Perception Index. “After a year of focus on corruption, we expect governments to take a tougher stance against the abuse of […]

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Lobo Honored for Service to Broadcasting

IBB Director Richard Lobo accepting the Gold Circle Award

International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo was honored with the Gold Circle Award by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding service to broadcasting over a career that has spanned more than fifty years. Lobo, who was appointed […]

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