Burundi

VOA On the Front Lines of Political Crisis in Burundi

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.  Read More

 

April Board Meeting

Martís an Essential News Source in Cuba Amidst Policy Changes

“Our work in Cuba is important, perhaps now more than ever," said Chairman Shell. "Some may think our work there is done, but in many ways our work is just beginning.”  Read more

Iraq Gallup

In Iraq, TV Ubiquitous and Internet Use Rising

Amid major political transitions and conflict, Iraq remains a market dominated by TV. This is despite the attention given to ISIL’s use of Internet and new media, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup. Read More

FY2016 Budget

BBG 2016 Budget Request Calls for Expansion in Key Markets and Technologies

The BBG is seeking $751.5 million to increase global engagement, move more aggressively into television and digital media, and support high priority audiences. Read More

Khadija

Azerbaijan Doubles Journalist’s Jail Time

“The extension of her sentence can only be interpreted as an act of revenge by Azeri authorities against the country’s leading investigative reporter,” said Nenad Pejic, RFE/RL editor in chief and co-CEO.  Read More

Audience

U.S. International Media Attract Record Audience Of 215 Million

The BBG’s networks draw a record-high audience of 215 million people each week, according to a new report. This includes noteworthy increases in competitive media markets, on television and online. Read More

BBG Condemns Raid of RFE/RL Baku Office

RFE/RL Baku office sealed by authorities in Azerbaijan.

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today condemned the raid and closure of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Baku office by Azerbaijani authorities. Investigators from Azerbaijan’s state prosecutor’s office entered the RFE/RL bureau on the morning of December 26 accompanied by armed police officers. They […]

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Azerbaijan Raids RFE/RL Baku Bureau

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(WASHINGTON – December 26, 2014)  The Baku bureau of RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service has been sealed shut following a raid this morning by police and investigators from the state prosecutor’s office, which appears to be intended to silence one of the country’s last independent media outlets. RFE/RL editor-in-chief and […]

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VOA’s Ilir Ikonomi Honored by the Union of Albanian Journalists

Albanian President Bujar Nishani presents VOA journalist Ilir Ikonomi with Lifetime Achievement Award.

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Ilir Ikonomi, team leader of VOA’s Albanian Service, has received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Union of Albanian Journalists, Albania’s most important journalistic organization. The award was presented to Ikonomi by Albania’s president, Bujar Nishani, in a ceremony held in Tirana on […]

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BBG Welcomes New Members, Examines IBB

Governor Ryan Crocker speaking at the December 18 meeting of the Board

WASHINGTON – With the announcement of three new members, the Broadcasting Board of Governors met today at its Washington, D.C. headquarters to examine in detail the function, structure and activities of the International Broadcasting Bureau. The IBB manages the transmission, distribution, digital media development, marketing, […]

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Burke Awards Ceremony 2014

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Broadcasting Board of Governors will present the 2014 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards on December 18, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. The 2014 winners are honored for their exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. The winners represent each of the BBG networks and have tackled […]

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VOA and RFE/RL Report on Pakistan Tragedy

Paramedics and family members rushing a student injured in the Peshawar attack to safety. (Courtesy: Arshad Mohmand / VOA Deewa Radio)

Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty had extensive coverage of Tuesday’s tragic school massacre in Peshawar, Pakistan, with reporters on the ground, multimedia reports, and breaking news coverage of the attack. VOA’s Deewa Radio and Urdu Service, which broadcast to Pakistan, had minute-by-minute […]

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Senate Confirms Ambassador Kornbluh to the BBG

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WASHINGTON – The United States Senate last night unanimously confirmed Ambassador Karen Kornbluh to serve on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees all U.S. government-supported civilian international media. “Karen’s international media expertise, experience and insight will be tremendous assets for the BBG,” said Chairman […]

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VOA Exclusive: Diamonds and the Death of the Central African Republic

A man who gave his name as Sylvain said he was in charge of the anti-balaka militia in the region around Boda. Armed mainly with machetes, the militia groups now control the rich diamond mining areas in the southwest part of CAR. Sept. 18, 2004 (VOA/Bagassi Koura)

WASHINGTON, D.C.— How do diamonds fuel a cycle of poverty and violence? A riveting multimedia report by VOA tells how the diamond trade did just that in the Central African Republic.The report opens with a video shot of a boy sifting through muddy water for […]

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VOA Ukrainian Marks Its 65th Anniversary

VOA Director David Ensor (L) with Ukrainian Service Chief Adrian Karmazyn at the 65th Anniversary Ceremony

WASHINGTON, D.C. —At a celebration at VOA headquarters in Washington honoring the launch, on December 12, 1949, of VOA’s first broadcast in Ukrainian, that nation’s ambassador announced that a journalist in the Ukrainian Service will receive a prestigious honor from Kyiv. Ambassador Oleksandr Motsyk said […]

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  • The Board

    • Jeffrey Shell
    • Dr. Leon Aron
    • Matt Armstrong
    • Michael Kempner
    • John Forbes Kerry
    • Karen Kornbluh
    • Kenneth Weinstein
    • vacant