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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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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

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Martís Provide Cubans Non-Stop Coverage Of Obama’s Historic Trip, Go “LIVE” From Island For First Time

The Martís successfully broadcast three days of live coverage of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. Read More

RFERL Journos

RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

BBG Renews its Call for the Release of Alhurra Journalists in Syria

Family members and other protesters demand the return of Alhurra journalists captured in Syria.

It has been two months since Alhurra correspondent Bashar Fahmi and his cameraman Cuneyt Unal were taken into custody in Syria. The Broadcasting Board of Governors calls for the immediate release of these two men, who were in Syria in a purely journalistic capacity. Since […]

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Chief Technology Officer of the US Visits the BBG

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Todd Park, center, meets with BBG’s Co-Directors of Innovation Rob Bole and Raina Kumra Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, visited the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) on Oct. 19 to discuss innovation and the ways in which government can best use […]

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US, European Broadcasters Condemn Jamming From Syria

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Washington, D.C. — Major US and European broadcasters are charging that deliberate electronic interference, known as jamming, that has intermittently disrupted satellite signals across Europe and the Middle East since the start of this week is emanating from Syria. The jamming has hit satellites operated […]

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OMG! Meiyu host Jessica Beinecke Heads to China

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Washington, D.C. — VOA’s Jessica Beinecke, host of the hit English-language learning program OMG! Meiyu, begins a three city tour of China on October 20th, as a special guest of TOEFL, the US-based test of English as a foreign language. Jessica will be meeting with […]

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In Indonesia, TV Still Rules, But Mobile, Internet Are On the Rise (Video)

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[nggallery id=58 template=bbg-carousel] The popularity of mobile and Internet rose significantly in Indonesia, and television continues to be the dominant source for news and information, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and Gallup. Read the Research Brief View the […]

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Game Jam 2012: VOA Gets its Game Face on

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Washington, D.C. — Could gaming and game apps be the next frontier for international broadcasters like VOA?  The answer might be right around the corner. VOA recently teamed up with the Learning Games Network (LGN) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to organize the first-ever […]

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Ambassador Moon Visits RFE/RL’s Sarajevo Bureau

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U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina Patrick S. Moon spent more than an hour at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Sarajevo bureau Oct. 8, praising RFE/RL’s professional coverage of the post-communist country’s complex issues. During the meeting with RFE/RL’s journalists, which came one day after local election were […]

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VOA Korean Service Recognized for 70 Years of Service

[nggallery id=57 template=bbg-carousel] The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) awarded a Certificate of Recognition to the Voice of America’s Korean Service in honor of their 70 years of broadcasting to Korea. BBG Governor Victor Ashe and VOA Director David Ensor visited the Korean Service on […]

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BBG Condemns Jamming, Intimidation as Threats to Media Freedom

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed its enduring outrage over persistent attempts to stifle the free flow of news and information through satellite jamming, intimidation and the detention of journalists in Iran, Syria, Cambodia, Ethiopia and elsewhere. During the BBG’s Oct. 11 meeting, Presiding […]

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BBG Presents 2012 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards

Karen Caballero of Radio and TV Martí receives a Burke Award from BBG Presiding Gov. Michael Linton.

Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) presented the 2012 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting during its regular monthly meeting. This year’s winners are: Mukarram Khan Aatif of the Voice of America’s (VOA) Deewa Radio; […]

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