Category Archives: Press Release

BBG Budget Request Reflects Strategic Priorities and Global Media Environment

FY 2014 Budget Submission Cover

Washington, DC – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its FY 2014 budget request to help U.S. international media meet its strategic priorities in light of dynamic global media environments and current spending constraints. “Tight budgets require us to prioritize the use of Read more »

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Dennis Mulhaupt Leaves the BBG Board


Washington, DC – BBG Board member Dennis Mulhaupt today informed the White House and his colleagues that he is leaving the Board. Mulhaupt had been serving as alternate presiding governor, chair of the BBG Governance Committee and chair of the board of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Read more »

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BBG Provides Bird Flu Reporting Workshops

Journalists in Vietnam participate in a BBG workshop on covering avian influenza

BOGOR, INDONESIA — As concerns about avian influenza spread across Asia, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) conducted workshops in Vietnam and Indonesia to train local journalists on how to cover the deadly disease and other potential epidemics. The workshops, which were held this week Read more »

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BBG Board to Meet April 10-11, 2013

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WASHINGTON DC – An open meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at BBG Headquarters in Washington.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. The agenda includes updates on programming initiatives and development from VOA, Read more »

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VOA Reaching Large Audiences in Latin America


WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 26-million adults across Latin America are now getting up-to-date news and information from Voice of America each week, thanks in part to an expanding number of affiliate stations that stretch from Mexico to Chile. Acting Latin America Division Director Clara Dominguez Read more »

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Yoani Sánchez Visits the Martís


MIAMI – Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez made a live, in-person appearance yesterday at the Martís’ headquarters in Miami as part of her 80-day world tour to raise awareness about human rights issues in Cuba. “I speak with many activists and people around the country for Read more »

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Alhurra Hits One Million ‘Likes’ on Facebook

screenshot of Alhurra's FaceBok page

Springfield, VA - Alhurra Television passed the one million “likes” mark on its Facebook page over the weekend. Fans use the page to engage the broadcaster and each other and discuss the latest news and information. “We are excited that we have hit this milestone on Read more »

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Library of Congress Picks VOA’s Music Time in Africa for Recording Registry

promotional poster for Music Time in Africa, with the host's smiling face

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 1973 recording of Voice of America’s longest running radio show, Music Time in Africa, has been inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. The show, created by longtime co-host Leo Sarkisian, takes its place in the registry with newly Read more »

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Radio Free Asia’s Water Project Utilizes Citizen Journalism, Investigative Resources to Stress Crisis

Two boys wait as their mother carries water from a pond in central Burma where villagers must fetch water for all uses themselves. October 2012. [Photo credit: RFA/Tyler Chapman]

WASHINGTON, DC – As the global community marks World Water Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) focuses coverage and multimedia content on the state of freshwater sources and its availability in RFA broadcast countries. Coordinating efforts among its nine language services and using direct input from Read more »

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New VOA FM Transmitter Launched in South Sudan


WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new Voice of America FM transmitter officially signed on today in South Sudan, offering a high quality signal to listeners in the capital of the world’s newest country. VOA English to Africa Service Chief Sonya Lawrence Green told dignitaries and fans Read more »

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