Interviews by VOA’s Africa Division and Central News bring to life the tremendous diversity of career challenges of more than 130 YALI fellows.
During her first visit to the Voice of America, Nigeria’s first lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, called VOA “an encouraging source of communication” that facilitates dialogue between citizens and their governments around the world.
A court in Uzbekistan today sentenced the brother of an RFE/RL journalist to 8 years in prison on drug-related charges, the latest government action involving persons affiliated with the media company's Uzbek Service.
For many people in Turkey, Iran, Russia and other places around the world, the networks served as the only source of accurate and unbiased coverage of the failed coup.
BBG networks provided extensive coverage of the recent 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University in California’s tech-centric Silicon Valley, where more than 700 entrepreneurs and investors from 170 countries gathered for three days of talks, workshops, mentoring, networking and pitch competitions. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry participated in the summit.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors met in Washington, D.C., to receive status reports on important initiatives and to discuss BBG networks’ reach and impact with target audiences.
For many around the world, BBG networks are serving as the only source of accurate and unbiased coverage of Sunday’s terrorist attack in Orlando, piecing together stories on an incident that has sparked debate on a series of controversial issues such as terrorism, homosexuality, gun control and law enforcement surveillance.
Two Voice of America journalists were assaulted in Turkey while on assignment Wednesday, June 8.
RFE/RL recently welcomed the publication of an online, fully searchable database of audio programs produced over decades by its Russian Service, known as Radio Svoboda.
Matthew Baise is the Director of Digital Strategy for VOA. He focuses primarily on audience development on web, mobile and social platforms. He also leads product development for VOA across multiple platforms. He joined the agency in 2010 as Internet Managing Editor for its English website and served in that role until 2013. Before that, he was the Head of Digital Media at the Baltimore Sun.
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