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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

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

IWMF Honors Khadija Ismayilova With “Courage In Journalism” Award

Leslie Stahl, left, with Khadija Ismayilova

New York —   Khadija Ismayilova, investigative journalist for RFE/RL’s Azerbaijan Service, was one of three recipients of the International Women’s Media Foundation’s “Courage in Journalism” award, given in New York on October 24. Ismayilova was honored for her unflinching reporting in the face of continued […]

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Chen Guangcheng Visits Radio Free Asia

Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng is interviewed at RFA

Blind Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng and his wife visited Radio Free Asia (RFA) headquarters and gave an interview to RFA. The self-taught legal activist, currently studying law at New York University, was in Washington to accept an award from the Washington Oxi Day […]

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BBG Broadcasters Nominated for Nine AIB Awards

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Broadcasting Board of Governors’ broadcasters are finalists for nine 2012 Association for International Broadcasting Media Excellence Awards for 2012. The short list for the awards, known as the AIBs, includes entries from 23 countries across five continents, reflecting the best of global TV and radio […]

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BBG Governors Meet with Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama with BBG Member Dana Perino and Susan McCue.

Radio Free Asia recently hosted a meeting with the Dalai Lama in New York, which was attended by Broadcasting Board of Governors Members Dana Perino and Susan McCue. Below are some photographs from the sessions.  

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TV Martí Receives Three Emmy Nominations

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Miami — TV Martí, the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ television service that provides programming to Cuba, has been nominated for Emmy Awards for its audio design work and for programs Estado de SATS and Hacia La Democracia. TV Martí has undergone a complete redesign in […]

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EBU Joins Condemnation of Jamming

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The European Broadcasting Union has joined the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and other international broadcasters in condemning the deliberate jamming of satellite signals across Europe and the Middle East. “Access to information is a universal human right and an essential component for democracy. We […]

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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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