“We cannot underestimate the influence that the Internet is having on the communities we’ve surveyed,” said Sonja Gloeckle, Director of Research for the BBG. “And while we see disparities in the amount of access to the Internet in the different countries researched, we are seeing similar behaviors and attitudes among those who go online.”
The Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup examine the latest research data on the attitudes, activities and behaviors of Internet users and non-users in Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe.
Voice of America is leading international coverage of the political upheaval in Burundi with on-the-scene reporting and new programming in Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, French, Swahili, and English. VOA East Africa Correspondent Gabe Joselow reported from the streets of Burundi’s capital early Wednesday amid reports of a Read more »
WASHINGTON – Voice of America today began boosting broadcasts to Burundi where at least 14 people have been and killed and more than 200 injured in protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza running for a third term. VOA has additional shortwave and FM broadcasts in Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. —The BBC World Service and Voice of America (VOA) have entered into a ground-breaking partnership to pool resources and content about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, so as many people as possible receive factual information about the disease. The broadcasters are sharing Read more »
WASHINGTON — More than 75% of Zimbabwean women own a mobile phone, only 18% of women in Niger listen to the radio on a daily basis, and approximately half of women in Côte d’Ivoire watch TV daily. The Broadcasting Board of Governors, together with Gallup, Read more »
Join the BBG and Gallup on September 23 2014 for a discussion about women’s media consumption habits across Africa, and how those choices impact their lives.
Mwamoyo Hamza, the chief of the VOA Swahili Service and Joan Mower, the head of Development and Training at the BBG, spoke today at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Policy and Leadership-Public Diplomacy Council event on U.S. international broadcasting in Africa. They joined fellow Read more »
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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 »
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 »