Since its launch just over a year ago, the Raise Your Voice initiative counters the propaganda spread by ISIL and provides a platform for citizens to discuss and engage on topics that underlie the appeal of extremist ideology.

Voice of America journalists beaten in Pakistan and Iraq

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“I am appalled that these VOA journalists, who were only doing their job of reporting accurate information, were beaten and harassed by security forces,” VOA Director Amanda Bennett said. “Intimidation only generates an opposite effect. VOA will not be deterred in its efforts to seek out and share the truth.”

BBG Research Series: Media consumption in Iraq

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Please join the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup as we present the latest media consumption and attitudinal findings from Iraq, including Iraqi Kurdistan. In addition to general media consumption information, speakers will discuss how media use among the Kurds differs from that of Iraqis overall.