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Ukraine Political Attitudes Split, Crimeans Turning to Russian Sources For News

Bruce Sherman, Director, Office of Strategy and Development, BBG; Neli Esipova, Director of Research, Global Migration and Regional Director, Gallup; Scott Michael, Research Analyst, International Broadcasting Bureau;Sarah Glacel, Senior Audience Research Specialist, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

WASHINGTON – Ukrainians’ political attitudes diverge by region despite the majority of the country turning to only a handful of top TV outlets for news, according to new survey results released today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The research shows Crimea as having a very Read more »

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VOA Programming is Now Available in U.S. by Mobile Phone

Left to right: George Cernat (Chief Marketing Officer of AudioNow), David Ensor (VOA Director), and Addie Nascimento (Chief of Digital Syndication, BBG's Office of Strategy and Development) signed today's agreement.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Voice of America has signed a new agreement with the leading digital call-to-listen platform, AudioNow, to provide VOA programming inside the United States. The new agreement expands an on-going relationship between VOA and AudioNow, which already distributes programming from VOA in Read more »

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Tiananmen Square Eyewitnesses Open Up to VOA Ahead of 25th Anniversary

Zhaohui Rui (left) and Huaguang Zhao join VOA Mandarin reporter Xin Chen on the set of "Pro and Con" on May 30, 2014.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two survivors of the Tiananmen Square protests broke their 25-year silence today on an emotional edition of the Voice of America Mandarin Service’s weekly Pro & Con TV program. Huaguang Zhao and Zhaohui Rui, both university students in Beijing in 1989, joined Read more »

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Exclusive VOA Interview With Policeman Shows Corruption

Nigerian police like Malo, whose ID badge is shown here, complain that the government is to blame for failures in the fight against Boko Haram.

WASHINGTON, DC – In an exclusive interview with a VOA Hausa reporter, a Nigerian policeman in the Mobile Police Squad assigned to fight terrorism in the country said that corruption hampers the fight against Boko Haram. “These insurgents come armed with thousands of bullets and Read more »

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VOA Thai Programming Counters Coup

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — VOA responded to the Thai military’s suspension of radio and television broadcasts by expanding its programming on satellite and digital media, adding two new time slots to its news program, Hotline News. “The takeover of the domestic media by the military in Read more »

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Susan McCue Steps Down from the Board

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WASHINGTON – BBG Board member Susan McCue has informed the White House and her colleagues that she is leaving the Broadcasting Board of Governors, effective immediately, as she begins her service on the board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. “I want to recognize the talented Read more »

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Alhurra’s Street Pulse Wins CINE Special Jury Award

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(Springfield, Va.) –Alhurra Television’s Street Pulse won the CINE Special Jury award for the best investigative report from 2013, it was announced today. The documentary/magazine program was honored in the “Televised News Division—Investigative Reporting” category for its gripping episode addressing the dangers of working in the Egyptian Read more »

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BBG Signs Agreement to Provide Live VOA News in Nigeria

BBG Member Matt Armstrong and John Momoh, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced an agreement with Channels Television, one of the 13 independent Nigerian TV stations. For the first time, Voice of America correspondents will report on events as they happen from around the world for the Channels evening newscasts. Read more »

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Nigeria: Mobile Rises Sharply While Radio Dominates for News

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WASHINGTON (May 15, 2014) — While a vast divide remains between “media rich” and “media poor” Nigerians, household mobile ownership has surpassed that of radio and TV in Nigeria, and the use of Internet is trending upward, according to new findings on Nigerian media consumption habits Read more »

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RFE/RL and VOA Affiliate Stations Forced Off the Air in Ukraine

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WASHINGTON- Television and radio stations in eastern Ukraine carrying programming of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America have been forced off the air, depriving audiences of popular sources of unbiased news and information. On May 12 at 10:30 a.m. local time, unidentified, Russian-speaking Read more »

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