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BBG Announces 2014 Burke Award Winners

The Broadcasting Board of Governors  announced the winners of the 2014 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. More

Russia Clampdown

Russia Clamps Down Further on U.S. International Media

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a recent decision by Russian authorities to cut off all remaining radio transmissions by U.S. international media in Russia. More

Crimea Reality

BBG Networks Provide Coverage of Realities in Crimea and Ukraine

As the standoff in Crimea continues, the networks of the BBG are enhancing their coverage and distribution of programming to the volatile region. More

Venezuela

VOA and Martí Coverage of Venezuela Crisis Reaching Audiences Throughout Latin America

Despite the Venezuelan government’s threats to international media, the Voice of America and the Martís are providing unvarnished information about the persisting unrest. More

Mobile in Nigeria

VOA Adds 24/7 Mobile Stream in Nigeria

VOA has added a dynamic new 24/7 mobile phone stream, which features a fresh mix of Nigerian and American music, with the latest news, sports and entertainment updates. More

Afghan election

BBG Networks Cover Afghan Elections

As Afghans went to the polls on April 5, the networks of the BBG provided extensive coverage – during the campaigns, throughout Election Day, and immediately after. Read More

VOA Provides Extensive Coverage of Attacks in Nigeria

A soldier walks past damaged buses following an explosion at a bus park in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, April. 14, 2014. Suspected Islamic militants struck at the heart of Nigeria with a massive rush-hour explosion at a bus station Monday that killed 71, with the toll expected to rise in the deadliest attack yet on the nation’s capital. Survivors screamed in anguish and the stench of burning fuel and flesh hung over the site where billows of black smoke rose as firefighters worked to put out the fires. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Amidst the terror of bus bombs and mass kidnappings in Nigeria, the Voice of America is keeping its audiences informed, providing extensive news coverage across multiple platforms. VOA’s Hausa and English-to-Africa Services provided up-to-the-minute reporting on two major recent attacks on April 14: a rush-hour […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Cover the Algerian Presidential Elections

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When Algerians went to the polls on April 17, Alhurra and Radio Sawa expanded their election coverage to give audiences the latest updates from the race along with context, analysis and audience views. Alhurra extended its 30-minute newscasts to an hour to accommodate its comprehensive […]

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BBG Marks the Loss of David Burke, the Board’s First Chairman

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today paid tribute to David Burke, the first chairman of the agency’s governing board and a veteran news executive, who died late last week at age 78. “David Burke was a media giant and a leading figure in advancing freedom of the press worldwide,” said Jeff […]

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Ukrainians Turn to VOA and RFE/RL for Accurate Information on Developments

Ukrainians with the national flag gather in support of a united Ukraine in Donetsk, Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. will send nonlethal assistance to Ukraine's military in light of what he called Russia's ongoing destabilizing actions there. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

As the information war continues to rage on in Ukraine, and the realities of Russian control over resources sets in, more and more Ukrainians are turning to the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for accurate and reliable information. Voice of America and Radio […]

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Iraq’s Deputy Finance Minister Visits Alhurra

Iraqi Deputy Finance Minister Safa al-Din Al-Safi

On his official trip to attend the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group in Washington D.C., Iraqi Deputy Finance Minister Safa al-Din Al-Safi paid a visit to Alhurra’s Springfield, Va. headquarters and studios. Following a brief tour, Mr. Al-Safi met with […]

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BBG Reviews Its Operations in Asia, Discusses Foreign Policy Priority Items

April 11, 2014 BBG Board Meeting

WASHINGTON (April 11, 2014) — At its April meeting, the Broadcasting Board of Governors took an in-depth look at the activities and accomplishments of Radio Free Asia, examining its impact and discussing RFA’s role in U.S. international media. The BBG also discussed its networks’ response […]

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Ukraine and Crimea: Getting the Word Out and Serving Audience Needs in the Region

VOA's Elizabeth Arrott in Ukraine

Tensions continued to rise this week as Russia retained control of Crimea, people across Ukraine remained on edge, protests continued to erupt, and residents of nearby countries wondered what might come next.  Amid the uncertainty, the journalists supported by the Broadcasting Board of Governors provided […]

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BBG Announces 2014 Burke Award Winners

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At its meeting today, the Broadcasting Board of Governors announced the winners of the 2014 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. The 2014 winners represent each of the BBG networks and have tackled topics ranging from ethnic conflict […]

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BBG Governor Matt Armstrong Visits Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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On April 6-7, BBG Governor Matt Armstrong visited the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station outside Greenville, North Carolina.  Armstrong toured the property and met with staff to learn more about the operations of the facility. “Meeting with this hard-working and dedicated staff was an honor,” […]

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BBG Networks Cover Afghan Elections

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As Afghans went to the polls on April 5, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors provided extensive coverage – during the campaigns, throughout Election Day, and immediately after. Voice of America’s Ashna TV and Radio provided wall-to-wall coverage of the landmark vote, beginning […]

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