Today, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the Broadcasting Board of Governors reiterates its commitment to defending and celebrating the fundamental principles of press freedom around the world. According to Freedom House in its 2016 Freedom of the Press report, global press freedom […]
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Next week, the world will witness an historic event: Barack Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge nearly 90 years ago.
That was long before the Cuban Revolution and the dissolution of ties between the U.S. and Cuba. And it was long before the severe media restrictions on the island prompted the U.S. to create Radio Martí, a Spanish-language broadcaster providing uncensored news and information to Cuba.
Just last year, Radio Martí celebrated its 30th anniversary.
In honor of International Women’s Day, the networks of the BBG are providing special coverage and programming on the contributions of women to contemporary society and history, while highlighting the political and cultural struggles women face in certain countries. “On International Women’s Day, we […]
A journalist who was killed in his home country of Yemen last month while on assignment for the Voice of America was memorialized in a ceremony on Thursday at BBG headquarters in Washington. BBG Director and CEO John Lansing, Acting VOA Director Kelu Chao and […]
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Seventy-four years ago in February 1942, with countries across the globe in the throes of the Second World War, American writer and journalist William Harlan Hale initiated the first VOA radio show in German with these now-immortal words: “We bring you voices from America. Today, […]
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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VOA’s Africa division is celebrating the sign on of its first FM radio station in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The new station will serve Lubumbashi, located in the southeast portion of the DRC, near the border with Zambia. Lubumbashi is the country’s second-largest city, […]
Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) are providing comprehensive coverage of the developments in North Korea after the government there conducted what it claims was a successful hydrogen bomb test. For many in North Korea, VOA and RFA are the only source […]
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BBG’s Office of Civil Rights recognized the National Hispanic Heritage month with an event on, September 30 that honored the achievements of Hispanic employees, raised awareness and featured keynote speaker Ismael Martinez. The event began with Voice Of America’s Spanish Service anchor Gonzolo Abarca who […]
BBG leadership and staff celebrated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month with a special program featuring speeches honoring those who are working towards equality in the work place. The July 23 event, held in the Cohen Building Auditorium, welcomed keynote speaker Jim Graham. Graham […]