DPRK Test

BBG Networks Provide Crucial Information on North Korea Nuclear Tests

For many in North Korea, VOA and RFA are the only source of accurate and reliable information in the press-restricted country. Read More

 

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BBG Networks Provide Critical Information On Iranian-Saudi Crisis

VOA, RFE/RL and MBN are providing comprehensive Persian, Arabic and English language coverage on the soaring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Read More

Burke Award Ceremony

David Burke Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday, December 16, the BBG presented its highest recognition, the David Burke Awards, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Watch the ceremony here

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BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee To Target Smart Reform Of U.S. International Media

Chairman Shell, Governor Weinstein and CEO Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the importance of U.S. international media and options for reform. Read More.

Global Audience Estimate

U.S. International Media Attracts Record Audience of 226 Million

The increase includes substantial gains in digital and television audiences in highly competitive media markets that are of strategic importance to the United States. Read More

Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

BBG Chairman Jeff Shell called the verdict appalling and said, "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More

VOA Creole Marks 30 Years On the Air

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Creole Service of the Voice of America is celebrating its 30th anniversary. From its first five-minute news feed with one broadcaster to its current Radio-on-TV programming, VOA Creole has been one of the most reliable and authoritative sources of news in Haiti. More […]

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Credibility of Russian Media Lacking in Baltic Nations

A Chechen woman looks at a TV screen with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)

Washington, D.C. – Russian speakers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania rank Kremlin-backed media as the least trustworthy among international, Russian Federation and domestic news sources, according to research presented by the Broadcasting Board of Governors yesterday. In addition, only those survey respondents who considered Russian-backed […]

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BBG 2017 Budget Request Prioritizes Key Audiences and New Technologies

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its Fiscal Year 2017 budget request, seeking $777.8 million to accelerate its market-driven shift to digital media, concentrate broadcasting to foreign policy priority audiences, better measure impact, and expand global distribution capabilities. “This budget makes […]

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Alhurra, Radio Sawa Cover President Obama’s First Visit to a U.S. Mosque

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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa, the flagship stations of BBG’s Middle East Broadcasting Networks, provided  extensive coverage of U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on religious freedom last week at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. Alhurra was the only Arabic-language television network to run the speech […]

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BBG Networks Report on Iowa Caucus for Audiences Around the World

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  In its ongoing efforts to provide reliable insight into the American democratic process and electoral system, BBG networks generated extensive coverage of Monday’s Iowa Caucus, the first U.S. contest to pick Republican and Democratic presidential nominees in the run-up to November’s national election.  Audiences […]

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Alhurra, Radio Sawa Commemorate 5th Anniversary of Egyptian Revolution

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa commemorated the fifth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution with a series of special reports and programs highlighting the uprising and the challenges that have faced the nation in the subsequent years. Alhurra’s Egypt-based program Hiwar Cairo examined the political and social […]

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VOA Condemns Attack on Kabul Journalists

A cameraman films a news anchor at Tolo News studio in Kabul Afghanistan, October 18, 2015.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Voice of America condemns the suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, January 20 that killed seven journalists and wounded 26 others who worked for Tolo TV and its parent company, Moby Group. “Voice of America champions media freedom around the world,” […]

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Ismayilova Confirms Clooney as Defense Counsel

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(WASHINGTON — January 21, 2016)  The announcement by international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney that she will defend RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova before the European Court of Human Rights has raised the profile of the case along with hopes among media freedom advocates that the additional attention […]

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BBG Networks Provide Timely News of Iranian Nuclear Deal, Prisoner Swap

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The Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty provided timely and comprehensive multi-platform coverage in Farsi on last Saturday’s implementation of the historic nuclear pact between Iran and six world powers and the near-simultaneous news of the prisoner swap between the United States and […]

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


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