The top candidates for the position of Tibet’s political leader in exile (Sikyong, or prime minister) faced off this week in an exclusive prime time internet, radio, and television broadcast to Tibet, aired and hosted by the Voice of America. VOA is the leading international broadcaster serving Chinese-occupied Tibet, where local media are censored.
In addition to Board business, the board honored Voice of America stringer Almigdad Mojalli, who was killed in an air raid while reporting in Yemen. The Board recognized the VOA Creole Service which celebrated its 30th anniversary this month. In addition, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the BBG John Lansing delivered his report to the board and moderate a discussion with the heads of the BBG networks regarding enhanced coordination efforts.