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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

Russia Clampdown

Russia Clamps Down Further on U.S. International Media

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. More

Crimea Reality

BBG Networks Provide Coverage of Realities in Crimea and Ukraine

As the standoff in Crimea continues, the networks of the BBG are enhancing their coverage and distribution of programming to the volatile region. More

Venezuela

VOA and Martí Coverage of Venezuela Crisis Reaching Audiences Throughout Latin America

Despite the Venezuelan government’s threats to international media, the Voice of America and the Martís are providing unvarnished information about the persisting unrest. More

Mobile in Nigeria

VOA Adds 24/7 Mobile Stream in Nigeria

VOA has added a dynamic new 24/7 mobile phone stream, which features a fresh mix of Nigerian and American music, with the latest news, sports and entertainment updates. More

Afghan election

BBG Networks Cover Afghan Elections

As Afghans went to the polls on April 5, the networks of the BBG provided extensive coverage – during the campaigns, throughout Election Day, and immediately after. Read More

Board Honors Broadcasters, IBB Director Dick Lobo

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Jeff Shell, along with Governors Matt Armstrong, Michael Meehan, and Ken Weinstein, hosted an agency-wide staff meeting November 18.  The meeting included recognition of the 2013 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award winners  from each of the BBG networks and presentation […]

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RFE/RL’s Exclusive Interviews: Lee Harvey Oswald’s Days In Minsk

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For more than two years in the early 1960s, the capital of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic was Oswald’s home. On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, RFE/RL has comprehensive reports that chart Oswald’s time in Minsk with the […]

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RFE/RL Target of Internet Attack

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has been experiencing a Distributed Denial of Service, or DDoS, attack disrupting its global multimedia news services intermittently since Thursday, the Prague-based network reports. “We are continuing to gather information on this attack, but believe it is targeted,” said RFE/RL President and […]

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Tibetan Exile Leader Visits Radio Free Asia

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WASHINGTON – Speaking with Radio Free Asia (RFA) today, Lobsang Sangay, the political head of the Tibetan government-in-exile, renewed his call for China to find a resolution to the Tibetan issue through dialogue. Sangay’s comments came during a live interview with RFA’s Tibetan Service at […]

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BBG Decries Ongoing Threats to Journalists Worldwide, Calls on United Nations to Act

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Washington, D.C. — The Broadcasting Board of Governors joined other international media organizations today in urging United Nations action to protect journalists worldwide as threats and attacks against members of the media continued to mount. In a statement released today, seven leading government-supported international media organizations […]

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BBG, Gallup Issue Findings on Media Use in the Sahel

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Washington, D.C. — Media use in the Sahel region is flourishing, as the majority of adults in Somalia (65.6%) and in Bamako, Mali (78.4%) say that they access news at least once per day, according to new data issued today by the Broadcasting Board of […]

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VOA Special Examines Kennedy Legacy Through the Eyes of Key Witnesses

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A rare interview with the U.S. Secret Service agent who jumped onto the back of President John F. Kennedy’s limousine in the moments after he was shot in 1963, highlights a powerful new Voice of America TV special marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination. […]

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BBG Leadership Participates in Public Diplomacy Council’s Fall Forum

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The role and reach of U.S. international media, the changing global information environment, and the future of public diplomacy (PD) were among the topics addressed by BBG senior leaders at the Public Diplomacy Council’s Fall Forum at the State Department on November 12. VOA Director […]

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RFA Unveils e-Book of Jailed Uyghur Writer Yasin’s Writings

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Radio Free Asia (RFA) today launched an e-book collecting the writings of Nurmuhemmet Yasin, an award-winning Uyghur writer whom Chinese authorities sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in 2004. The collection, Caged, has been made available for the first time in digital format in the English […]

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TV Martí Airs Hacia la Democracia II, Featuring Lech Walesa

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On Sunday November 10th, 2013, TV Martí aired the second edition of Hacia La Democracia (Towards Democracy), a half-hour program focusing on the transition from totalitarianism to democracy. The episode, which featured analysis by former Polish president and human rights activist Lech Walesa, examined the […]

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