Gallu Event – Women in Africa

Women and Media: Africa in Focus

Join the BBG and Gallup for a discussion about women’s media consumption habits across Africa, and how those choices impact their lives. Read More

Kurdish Partnership

VOA Partners with NRT TV in Iraqi Kurdistan

Voice of America’s Kurdish-language TV program is now airing on the regional NRT TV, one of the most popular channels in Iraqi Kurdistan.  More

Development

BBG Provides Media Training to Reporters in Nile River Basin

Twenty-three journalists from 11 countries in the Nile Basin participated in a week long training on reporting environmental stories and learning more about how the Nile River connects their countries. More

Turkey Gallup

New Research Findings on Turkey Reveal Kurdish Media Habits

“Looking at the media environment today in Turkey, it is clear that the Voice of America is still critically needed,” said BBG Governor Ken Weinstein. More

Haiti Prez

Haitian President Appears on VOA Creole Programs

Haitian President Michel Martelly visited VOA Creole to talk about the future of Haiti, its growth, defense and its future. More

Burke

BBG Announces 2014 Burke Award Winners

The Broadcasting Board of Governors  announced the winners of the 2014 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. More

BBG Releases 2013 Annual Report

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its 2013 Annual Report detailing the agency’s initiatives and progress in exemplifying free press, combating violent extremism, and fostering greater understanding and engaging audiences. According to Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press 2014 report, press freedom has […]

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Martís Bring User-Generated Content to the Forefront

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The Martís are tapping user-generated content to strengthen news coverage across the island. As Cubans  have growing access to mobile technology the Martís are benefiting from their increased media engagement. With the Cuban state-run media unable or unwilling to report on events around the island, […]

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BBG Marks the Passing of Former Board Chairman, VOA Director, and BIB Board Member Kenneth Tomlinson

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed its condolences on the loss of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, and its appreciation for his contributions to media freedom.  An accomplished reporter, editor and broadcasting executive who served U.S. international media for 15 years, including as Voice of America […]

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Amid Declining Media Freedom, RFE/RL Presses Ahead

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(WASHINGTON – May 2, 2014) Despite new lows in the free exchange of information and ideas, RFE/RL journalists are reporting the news in some of the world’s most hostile environments. “Our reporters do this work because they believe in it, not only as a basic […]

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Reporting From Ukraine Becoming Increasingly Risky, Important

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Amid an increasingly dangerous environment for reporters in Ukraine, the networks of the BBG are resolute in their efforts to provide much-needed news and information to audiences in the region. On May 1, a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty video crew was attacked when they trained […]

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Press Freedom and Ukraine

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In the lead-up to World Press Freedom Day 2014, our Ukraine experts Adrian Karmazyn and Maryana Drach participated in a Reddit AMA to answer questions about press freedom and the reporting environment in Ukraine. We’ve compiled some of the Q&A below, though we recommend you read the entire […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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MBN Commemorates Arab-American Heritage Month

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April was Arab-American Heritage Month and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Alhurra television and Radio Sawa commemorated the occasion with special news and programming highlighting the achievements of Arab-Americans, and their integration into the American society. Alhurra marked the month by covering the many Arab-American […]

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