Category Archives: Press Release

Accurate, Reliable Journalism is More Essential than Ever Before, BBG Says in Marking World Press Freedom Day

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To commemorate World Press Freedom Day (May 3), reporters from around the globe, leaders of U.S. international media, and other staff of the Broadcasting Board of Governors today released an interactive presentation containing video testimonials that underscore the importance of press freedom. BBG-supported news and Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Hosts Vietnamese Bloggers Event Ahead of World Press Freedom Day

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Netizens Joined by Experts from U.S. State Department, Google, and other groups WASHINGTON – Marking the upcoming commemoration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Radio Free Asia (RFA) today hosted “Towards a Free Media in Vietnam” featuring six Vietnam-based bloggers and digital activists, Read more »

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Kerry Warns U.S. Is Close to Imposing Sanctions in Effort to End Fighting in South Sudan

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Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is considering sanctions on those responsible for fighting in South Sudan that has resulted in thousands of deaths and displaced more than a million people. In an interview with VOA at the State Department Monday, Kerry Read more »

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Stowaway’s Father Talks to VOA Somali Service: Leading U.S. News Organizations Turn to VOA for Exclusive Material

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Voice of America has long been delivering news – and also long been breaking news. The most recent example is an exclusive VOA’s Somali Service got with the father of the young stowaway who survived a flight from California to Hawaii hidden in a jetliner’s Read more »

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BBG Marks the Loss of David Burke, the Board’s First Chairman

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today paid tribute to David Burke, the first chairman of the agency’s governing board and a veteran news executive, who died late last week at age 78. “David Burke was a media giant and a leading figure in advancing freedom of the press worldwide,” said Jeff Read more »

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BBG Reviews Its Operations in Asia, Discusses Foreign Policy Priority Items

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WASHINGTON (April 11, 2014) — At its April meeting, the Broadcasting Board of Governors took an in-depth look at the activities and accomplishments of Radio Free Asia, examining its impact and discussing RFA’s role in U.S. international media. The BBG also discussed its networks’ response Read more »

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BBG Announces 2014 Burke Award Winners

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At its meeting today, the Broadcasting Board of Governors announced the winners of the 2014 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. The 2014 winners represent each of the BBG networks and have tackled topics ranging from ethnic conflict Read more »

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VOA Co-Produces Dangdut Singing Competition for National Television in Indonesia

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Question: What do you get when you blend Arabic, Indian and Indonesian music? Answer: Dangdut.  And what do you get when American singers compete to be the best in the U.S. at Dangdut, a genre that has millions of fans in Indonesia? Read more »

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Russia Clamps Down Further on U.S. International Media

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a recent decision by Russian authorities to cut off all remaining radio transmissions by U.S. international media in Russia. In a one-sentence letter dated March 21, Dmitry Kiselev, the director of the information agency Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today), Read more »

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VOA Marks 20 Years Since Rwandan Genocide with Panel Event on the Role of Mass Media

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twenty years ago this month a killing spree began in a small country in Central Africa.  Several weeks went by before the world learned the extent of the killings – learned that a genocide was under way in Rwanda.  We now know Read more »

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