VOA Ukrainian to Launch “Prime Time with Myroslava Gongadze”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—— On Thursday, September 10, 2015, VOA’s Ukrainian Service will launch the weekly interview program Prime Time with Myroslava Gongadze on First National TV – Ukraine’s highly respected public broadcaster.Hosted by veteran anchor Myroslava Gongadze, who also co-hosted Ukraine’s 2014 parliamentary election debates on First National TV, Prime Time will further VOA’s formidable impact in the Ukrainian television market. “This partnership with First National TV demonstrates VOA’s commitment to the development of credible news media in Ukraine,” says VOA Acting Director, Kelu Chao.

BBG denounces sentencing of Azeri journalist Khadija Ismayilova

Femal reporter in radio studio

The Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed outrage and dismay at the sentencing of Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative reporter and contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Azerbaijani Service, and called for her immediate release.