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RFA Wins at New York Festivals Radio Awards

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WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) last night won a bronze medal in the category of Best Human Interest Story at the 2014 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards for RFA’s Cantonese Service exposé on Chinese “birth tourism,” “Born in the USA: Instant Citizenship Read more »

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Board Explores Strategy for Engaging Cuban Audiences

Members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors meet in Miami at the headquarters of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting

MIAMI – The Broadcasting Board of Governors met today at the Office of Cuba Broadcasting to examine opportunities for the Martís and their impact  as Cuba experiments with incremental change while remaining the most isolated country in the Western hemisphere. “It is important for us Read more »

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Office of Cuba Broadcasting and Democracy in Latin America On BBG’s Agenda

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet at the Miami, FL headquarters of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting on June 20, 2014. In addition to board business, the meeting will include an in-depth examination of the Martís and a panel discussion on democracy Read more »

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VOA Grant Will Bring Ukrainian Journalist to USA

VOA Director David Ensor shakes hands with ICTV Director and President Oleksandr Bohutsky at the ICTV office in Kyiv.

Washington, D.C., June 10, 2014 — With a fellowship grant from Voice of America, a Ukrainian television correspondent will travel to Washington soon to work alongside staffers of VOA’s Ukrainian Service for several months and report about American life, views and values. The grant was Read more »

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World Cup Fever at VOA

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Just in time for World Cup 2014 in Brazil, Voice of America is introducing a new soccer program and two new blogs to enable its global audiences to better enjoy the world’s game. The new program is called Penalty Box. It features ardent soccer lovers Read more »

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BBG Audience Reach Doubles in Ukraine

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WASHINGTON — The audience of U.S. international media (USIM) networks in Ukraine has doubled in the past year, according to newest polling data from a nation-wide survey conducted in April 2014. The findings show that each week, one in five adults (20.8%) in Ukraine (including Read more »

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Radio Martí Brings the NBA Finals to Cuba

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Miami, FL – The 2014 NBA Finals between three-time champions Miami Heat against the four-time champions San Antonio Spurs will be one of the most popular rematches in recent NBA history and Radio Martí will bring all the action live to audiences in Cuba. In Read more »

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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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