Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amanda Bennett was sworn in today as the 29th Director of the Voice of America (VOA).
The BBG announces new VOA Director
The Broadcasting Board of Governors today will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Amanda Bennett as the 29th Director of the Voice of America (VOA). An introduction and swearing-in ceremony will be held at Voice of America headquarters at 10 a.m. this morning and will be streamed live on the BBG website, www.bbg.gov
Radio Ashna receives award for raising health awareness
Ministry of Health sent a certificate for the recognition of Dr. Njibullah Ahmad's contribution in creating awareness in the health sector, who hosted Radio Ashna's popular health call in show.
Afghan Social Media Awards
RFE/RL Radio Free Afghanistan reporter Malali Bashir has won in the Twitter Power User category in the first ever Afghan Social Media Awards.
“The Faces of Srebrenica” shortlisted at Lovie Awards
RFE/RL journalist Dzenana Halimovic’s “The Faces Of Srebrenica” made the official shortlist in the Public Service & Activism category of the 2015 fifth annual Lovie awards.
OSCE Regional Eco-Journalism Awards
Journalists for RFE/RL's Kyrgyz and Tajik services were recently lauded by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) for their reporting on ecological issues on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border.
RFE/RL’s Armenian service honored with a Golden Key
RFE/RL’s Armenian Service received a 2015 Golden Key award as "the Journalist/Media Outlet Most Actively Covering Freedom of Information Issues.”
VOA receives award for religion reporting
Religion Newswriters Association names winners of 2015 Awards for Excellence in Religion Reporting. The award for Excellence in National Network/Cable News Religion Reporting went to Mike O’Sullivan of Voice of America.
National Award for Investigative Journalism: Video Category
Radio Svoboda reporter Olena Loginova won second prize in the video category for her report “Laundromat”.
National Award for Investigative Journalism, Print Category
Radio Svoboda reporter Anastasiya Ivantsova won first prize in the print category for her March 2015 report for the "Schemes" program "Life at the Reactor".
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