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

Cuban Dissident Listened Daily to VOA-Radio Marti Show

One of Cuba’s most prominent dissidents, Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, says the joint Voice of America – Radio Marti program “A Fondo” kept him informed about news events during his long incarceration in a Cuban Jail. Ferrer, who had been serving a 25 year sentence […]

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Alhurra Interviews South Sudan’s Vice President

The Vice President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, sat down for an interview with Alhurra television after the UN General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution admitting the newly independent Republic of South Sudan as the 193rd member of the United Nations.  Mr. Machar discussed the […]

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BBG Board Meets to Further Strategic Review

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on July 14 to further the ongoing, comprehensive strategic review of U.S. international broadcasting. “We have an important opportunity and profound responsibility to position U.S. international broadcasting for the future. These ongoing consultations will lead shortly to recommendations […]

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BBG Executive Director Briefs Group on Proposed Smith-Mundt Changes

BBG Executive Director Jeff Trimble briefed the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy today about the Board’s position on Smith-Mundt, particularly seeking to repeal the ban on domestic dissemination of BBG broadcasts. The meeting was held on the Hill and was an excellent opportunity to discuss […]

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VOA to Provide Content to Colombia’s El Tiempo

Voice of America and El Tiempo, one of Latin America’s oldest and most respected news organizations, have reached an agreement that makes VOA news reports available to El Tiempo’s growing 24-hour cable TV service in Colombia. The agreement gives El Tiempo full access to VOA […]

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RFE/RL Reporter Fined For Covering Belarus Independence Day Protest

An RFE/RL correspondent in western Belarus has been found guilty today of taking part in an illegal protest and fined the equivalent of about $200. Mikhal Karnievich, a correspondent with RFE/RL’s Belarus Service, Radio Svaboda, was detained on July 3 while reporting on protest events […]

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Radio Free Asia Hosts Dalai Lama on Anniversary Year

Radio Free Asia (RFA) today hosted His Holiness the Dalai Lama at its Washington, DC headquarters. The Tibetan spiritual leader made remarks on RFA’s 15th anniversary year to staff from all nine RFA language services, commending them for delivering a free press to closed societies. […]

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BBG Condemns Media Attacks in Belarus

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) condemns the violence, arrests and prosecutions that have targeted journalists for RFE and other media outlets trying to cover peaceful protests in Belarus. “Our colleagues tell us that the scale of this crackdown is unprecedented, exceeding the brutality we […]

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VOA Hosting Live Coverage of South Sudan Independence

Voice of America will provide live coverage of South Sudan’s independence celebrations on Saturday July 9th, with reports from the new country and Washington, including interviews with key leaders who have guided the historic transition. “Sudan in Focus,” VOA’s popular English language radio program to […]

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  • The Board

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