The Broadcasting Board of Governors today welcomed leading Afghan women journalists who are participating in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Program. The group met with Lynne Weil, BBG’s Director of Communications and External Affairs; Spozhmai Maiwandi, Voice of America’s Senior News Analyst for South and Central Asia; and Masood Farivar, VOA’s Afghanistan Service Chief.

Lady Liberty Spotlights RFE/RL’s Women Journalists

screen shot of RFE/RL's website

To mark the U.N. observance of Human Rights Day on December 10, RFE/RL announces the launch of Lady Liberty, a webpage dedicated to women in journalism.

Lady Liberty recognizes the contributions of women journalists from RFE/RL as well as other media in our target region, illuminating/highlighting/underscoring their reporting, the issues they confront, and the political, societal and cultural landscapes in which they work. It is a resource for and about them and a medium to promote their work.