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BBG Networks Provide Comprehensive Coverage of President’s Speech

Screenshot of Alhurra's coverage of Obama's speech

When President Obama addressed the nation on September 10 to outline his strategy for dealing with the terrorist group ISIS, the networks of the BBG provided comprehensive coverage and in-depth analysis to their audiences around the world. Leading up to the speech, Alhurra provided special Read more »

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Special Programming on Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Commemorated the Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Alhurra's 9/11 coverage

On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) provided its Arabic-speaking audience with special live and comprehensive programming commemorating the tragic day and examined the continued fight against terrorism. No other Arabic news channels offered live coverage of Read more »

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Senator Nelson Speaks With Alhurra TV About ISIS

Senator Bill Nelson

In an interview with Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent, Rana Abtar, Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla) discussed the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and described his bill authorizing military action against the terrorist group. Sen. Nelson stated that while he believes President Obama Read more »

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OCB Releases Improved Mobile App

screen capture of Marti Noticias app

With a newly designed app optimized to navigate the connectivity conditions of Cuba, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting is making accessing unbiased news and information in the restrictive country even easier. Designed to work in poor connectivity conditions, and taking the high price of Internet Read more »

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BBG Networks Offer In-Depth Coverage on Ukraine

(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

As the situation in Ukraine continues to develop, both the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty continue to provide in-depth coverage on the fast-moving developments within the country. VOA Russian launched a new co-produced show, Cold War?, with the Russian Business Channel to Read more »

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BBG Extends Reach in Turkey

Two people exchanging papers

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has taken steps to increase its reach in Turkey with a new agreement with Turkey’s Mynet News and Entertainment Portal and an expanded agreement with Turkey Radio and Television New Channel (TGRT News). “These agreements are a positive move forward Read more »

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BBG Provides Media Training to Reporters in Nile River Basin

Group of journalists wearing orange vest and hard hats

Twenty-three journalists from 11 countries in the Nile Basin participated in a week long training on reporting environmental stories and learning more about how the Nile River connects their countries. During the training, which was organized by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, participants toured resource Read more »

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VOA Signs New Partnership with Top Congo FM in Kinshasa

BBG Strategy

Top Congo 88.4 FM joins the family of VOA affiliate stations, which will deliver VOA French to Africa services to the massive Kinshasa/Brazzaville market.

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An Exclusive for VOA Urdu

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One of the largest and best-known Pakistani diaspora organizations met in the Washington area last week, and VOA’s Urdu Service had exclusive access to all that went on. From August 13 to 17, the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) met Read more »

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Reporting in dangerous environments

Elizabeth Arrott, VOA

Our journalists Elizabeth Arrott (VOA) and Yehia Kassem (Alhurra) participated in a Reddit AMA to answer questions about the hazards to journalists reporting on areas in conflict, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. They were joined also by Delphine Halgand, the Read more »

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