Andrew Lack and Governor Weinstein visit BBG Networks in Prague and Kyiv

BBG CEO Andy Lack meets with RFE/RL editor-in-chief and co-CEO Nenad Pejic (center) and staff in Kyiv.

While in Ukraine, Weinstein and Lack visited Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Kyiv bureau and learned more about how RFE/RL and Voice of America cooperate to meet the information needs in Ukraine. VOA’s Myroslava Gongadze and RFE/RL Ukrainian Service Director Maryana Drach accompanied Weinstein and Lack as they met with government officials, parliamentarians, as well as local journalists and media managers to better understand the media environment in Ukraine and the role of U.S. international media in that environment.

BBG Condemns Extended Detention of Khadija Ismayilova

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed concern about the imprisonment 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 following a ruling by an Azerbaijani court to extend her pre-trial detention.