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 journalist 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

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

The BBG Welcomes the Release of Cüneyt Ünal, Awaits Word on Bashar Fahmi

CuneytRelease4

[nggallery id=61 template=bbg-carousel] Washington, D.C. – The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the news that the Syrian government released cameraman Cüneyt Ünal today. He and Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi were captured while reporting from Aleppo, Syria 90 days ago. Ünal joined a delegation of Turkish parliamentarians […]

Posted in Alhurra, Press Release | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed

VOA Reporter Testifies before Lantos Human Rights Commission

VOA Russian Service reporter Fatima Tlisova

WASHINGTON, D.C. — VOA Russian Service reporter Fatima Tlisova says security forces in the Northern Caucasus are acting with impunity and committing widespread human rights abuses. Tlisova, who has long experience reporting on rights issues in the region, testified Thursday as a regional expert before […]

Posted in Highlight, VOA | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

VOA’s Zindagi 360: Reaching a New Demographic in Pakistan

Zindagi hosts Raza Naqvi and Annie Ali Khan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Zindagi 360, a fast-paced lifestyle and entertainment show, is attracting big audiences in Pakistan, where TV viewers are seeing a new side to Voice of America programming. The half-hour show, hosted by Raza Naqvi and Annie Ali Khan, focuses on topics that […]

Posted in Press Release, VOA | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments closed

BBG Measures Audience Growth in Key Markets

Iraqi men watch BBG's Alhurra TV

Washington, D.C. – U.S. government-funded, civilian international broadcasters reached an estimated 175 million people per week on a variety of media platforms in 2012, including large audiences in countries that are key priorities for U.S. foreign policy, the Broadcasting Board of Governors announced today. The figure, […]

Posted in BBG, Press Release | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

One Week Later, Rodiles Remains Jailed in Cuba

rodiles_SATS

Miami — Antonio Rodiles, the Cuba-based independent producer of the Emmy-nominated TV Martí program Estado de SATS, remains in custody a week after he was arrested while seeking information about two other jailed Cuban dissidents. Rodiles was one of 27 dissidents who were arrested by […]

Posted in OCB, Press Release | Tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Producer of TV Martí’s Estado de SATS Jailed

Antonio Rodilles

Miami – Antonio Rodiles, the Cuba-based independent producer of the Emmy-nominated TV Martí program Estado de SATS , has been jailed in Havana after seeking information on the arrest of two Cuban dissidents. Rodiles was arrested when he and the six others went to the Ministry […]

Posted in OCB, Press Release | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed

OMG! Meiyu Host Jessica Beinecke Wins AIB Founders’ Award

JessicaWins

Washington — Jessica Beinecke, host and creator of VOA’s online English-Chinese teaching program, OMG! Meiyu, is the 2012 winner of the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) Founders’ Award. In addition, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) services Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), […]

Posted in BBG, Press Release | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

In Zimbabwe, Satellite Dishes are Widespread and New Media are Growing Rapidly

Bruce Sherman, Director, Office of Strategy and Development, BBG

Word of mouth and radio remain the primary sources of receiving news and information in Zimbabwe, but satellite ownership and the use of mobile devices to access the Internet are growing rapidly, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and […]

Posted in BBG, Press Release | Tagged , , , | Comments closed