Category Archives: Press Release

Senate Confirms Three New Members for the BBG Board

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The United States Senate has confirmed three new members to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media. The Senate this evening unanimously approved Jeffrey Shell, Matthew C. Armstrong and Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker for membership on the Read more »

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VOA Covers Elections in Mali

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — As voters in Mali cast their ballots on Sunday, July 28, Voice of America will carry two special election day broadcasts, with reports from polling stations around the country and analysis from studio guests. The 30-minute Bambara language radio show Mali Kura Read more »

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VOA Panel Examines Zimbabwe Challenges

VOA Panelists Admonish Deda, Priscilla Ndlovu, Vukasin Petrovic and Lauren Ploch discuss Zimbabwe's challenges.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Panelists at a VOA discussion on the future of Zimbabwe painted a bleak picture of a country facing enormous political and economic challenges as it heads into elections planned for later this month. The event, titled Zimbabwe: Elections and Beyond, was organized Read more »

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VOA Somali Service Launches TV Program

Abdi H. Mahamud and Sahra Nur host Variety, the VOA Somali Service's first ever TV program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Viewers of VOA’s first ever Somali-language TV program are calling the show “remarkable.” “VOA is already very strong on radio in Somalia, with over half the population listening to VOA Somali at least once a week,” said VOA Africa Division Director Gwen Read more »

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Leslie Hyland Named Chief Financial Officer at BBG

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leslie Hyland has been named Chief Financial Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and will start work July 29, the agency announced. Hyland will be the principal budget, accounting and financial management officer for the BBG and will coordinate closely on Read more »

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VOA’s “OnTen” Wins CINE Award

Graphic with Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, produced for the 45th episode of the award winning VOA program "OnTen."

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America’s OnTen, a satirical weekly television program that covers and often pokes fun at Iranian officialdom, has been honored with a 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award. The Golden Eagle Awards are selected twice a year by juries of leading professionals Read more »

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Alhurra’s On-Air Promotions Win Awards

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Springfield, Va.–Alhurra Television has won Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at the 2013 PromaxBDA Arabia awards. Alhurra-Iraq’s Final Edition promo won the Gold Award for the Best News or Factual Programming Promo. The Final Edition promo also was awarded the Bronze Award for Best Use Read more »

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BBG International Broadcasts Now Available Within the United States

Scott Bobb of VOA’s Central News Division received the Burke Award for his comprehensive and courageous coverage of the conflict in Syria.

Washington, DC – Thousands of hours per week of news and information programs in 61 languages that are currently produced for audiences overseas will become available by request in the United States beginning tomorrow, July 2. The work of news organizations overseen by the Broadcasting Read more »

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Syria Comes to Life With New Online Journal

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SPRINGFIELD, VA–The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) takes an intimate look at the humanitarian crisis facing Syria through Syria Stories. This online journal follows six Syrians as they blog about the challenges and triumphs of living in and watching their homeland be torn apart by Read more »

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BBG Welcomes Lifting of Foreign Media Ban in Cambodia, Urges Complete Media Freedom

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the decision by the Cambodian government this weekend to lift its ban on Khmer-language programming from overseas ahead of the July 28 national elections, but called for continued international vigilance regarding remaining restrictions on media in Cambodia both before Read more »

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