Budget

BBG 2017 Budget Request Prioritizes Key Audiences And New Technologies

The BBG's FY 2017 budget request seeks to accelerate its market-driven shift to digital media, concentrate broadcasting to foreign policy priority audiences, better measure impact, and expand global distribution capabilities. Read More

Gallup-Russia Periphery

Credibility Of Russian Media Lacking In Baltic Nations

Russian speakers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania rank Kremlin-backed media as the least trustworthy among international, Russian Federation and domestic news sources, according to research presented by the BBG. Read More

Obama at Mosque

Alhurra, Radio Sawa Cover President Obama’s First Visit To A U.S. Mosque

Alhurra was the only Arabic-language television network to run the speech in its entirety with simultaneous translation. Read More

 

RFERL Journos

RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

Suadi-Iran

BBG Networks Provide Critical Information On Iranian-Saudi Crisis

VOA, RFE/RL and MBN are providing comprehensive Persian, Arabic and English language coverage on the soaring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Read More

SFRC

BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee To Target Smart Reform Of U.S. International Media

Chairman Shell, Governor Weinstein and CEO Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the importance of U.S. international media and options for reform. Read More.

For BBG Gov. Ashe, a Busy SE Asia Agenda

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BBG Gov. Victor Ashe wraps up his tour of Southeast Asian broadcast facilities this week with a series of meetings in Thailand, including stops at the offices of Radio Free Asia and Voice of America in Bangkok. Earlier, Ashe visited the Bangkok Transmitter Plant where […]

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BBG at MBN: A Panoramic View

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors held its March 8 meeting at the headquarters of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks in Springfield, Va. The session included visits by the board members to the newsrooms of both Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa, during which they met with […]

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Alhurra Interviews George Clooney Outside the Sudanese Embassy

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Prior to his arrest outside the Sudanese Embassy, actor and activist George Clooney spoke to Alhurra’s Khaled Khairy about his stand against the Sudanese government. In the brief interview, Clooney stated that the Sudanese government should allow humanitarian aid into that country. He went on […]

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BBG’s InnovationSeries Blog Recaps SXSW

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If you weren’t able to get to Austin for South by Southwest this year, check out this roundup from the notebook of VOA’s Elizabeth Pfotzer. From the latest on iPhone democracy, to the use of photography and video in news, to the question of trust […]

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The Dalai Lama: Then and Now

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As the Voice of America marked its 70th anniversary, it was honored to receive video congratulations from world figures including the Dalai Lama. Recently, VOA received this photo of an early interview with the Dalai Lama. The photograph was sent in by the granddaughter of […]

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The BBG: One Organization, Many Brands

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  “One organization, many brands” is integral to the BBG’s new strategy, Impact through Innovation, and Integration. The ability to have multiple brands offers several advantages… More from the BBG Strategy Blog By Bruce Sherman BBG Office of Strategy and Development The BBG’s major brand […]

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Iranian Music Icons Headline VOA Nowruz TV Special

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Washington, D.C. — Some of the biggest stars from the Persian music scene, including legendary pop singer Sattar, King Raam, and the band Kiosk, highlight a Nowruz TV special airing on the Voice of America Monday, as Persian speakers around the world celebrate their New […]

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Alhurra Interviews Moroccan Foreign Minister

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Alhurra’s White House Correspondent Hisham Bourar, left, interviewed the Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad-Eddine Al-Othmani when he was in Washington, D.C., to meet with Sec. Clinton. During the in-depth interview, Othmani explained the reasons behind the failure to reach a breakthrough during the U.N.-mediated negotiations between […]

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Iraqi Foreign Minister Zebari, Exclusive on Alhurra TV

Alhurra-Iraq’s Baghdad Bureau Chief Falah Al-Thahabi interviews Iraq Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari

Alhurra-Iraq’s Baghdad Bureau Chief Falah Al-Thahabi, left, interviewed Iraq Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari about the upcoming Arab League Summit in Iraq. During the hour-long interview in Iraq, Zebari stated that Iraqi President Jalal Talabani would be presiding over the Summit in Iraq, in spite of […]

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