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.

Broadcasting Board of Governors Honors the Late Vaclav Havel

Washington, DC, December 19, 2011 — The Broadcasting Board of Governors honored the life of the playwright, activist and former Czech President Vaclav Havel with the following statement. “Vaclav Havel was a pivotal force for freedom for his people as well as for others who […]

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Ashe Marks VOA Broadcast Milestones

Marking a series of international broadcasting milestones, BBG Governor Victor Ashe and VOA Director David Ensor congratulated the staffs of VOA language services in Washington, DC. Ashe noted, for example, that early broadcasts in Cantonese and Mandarin by what is now VOA’s China Branch actually […]

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RFE/RL Honors Life of Vaclav Havel

(PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC — December 18, 2011) RFE/RL President Steven W. Korn made the following statement on the death of Vaclav Havel: “Friends of democracy, free media and the fundamental dignity of all people have lost a great friend today, with the passing of Vaclav […]

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Ashe Visits Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa

BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with Alhurra and Radio Sawa staff during a visit to the headquarters in Northern Virginia. Governor Ashe discussed the challenges facing the broadcasters, as well as the changes in the region since the Arab Spring. Ashe, pictured with Alhurra staff, […]

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Alhurra Co-Produces a Five-Part Documentary Series on the Arab Spring

(Springfield, Va.)—Alhurra Television teams up with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions to produce a series of comprehensive documentaries focusing on the revolutions and uprisings that spread across the Middle East in 2011. The premiere episode, Arab Spring: Tunisia will debut on Friday, Dec. 16th, to coincide with the […]

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VOA Adds New Sudan Affilliate

Washington, D.C., December 13, 2011 — Voice of America’s popular program, “South Sudan in Focus,” has added Bentiu Radio AM and FM to the growing number of affiliate stations that broadcast the half-hour English language show to the newly-independent nation. Produced at the VOA studios […]

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Marti Program Builds Business Bridges

An innovative Martí program focuses on the future of Cuba through conversations bridging Cuban and American business people as part of the next episode of Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward), scheduled for December 14, 2011 from 11am to 12pm. The program, to be broadcast from Radio […]

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Ashe Tours Murrow Transmitting Station

BBG Governor Victor Ashe toured the last remaining U.S. –based international broadcast facility recently, noting the historical significance of the base which is named for an icon of U.S. international broadcasting. During his December 8 visit to the Edward R. Murrow Greenville Transmitting Station in […]

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VOA Program Buenos Dias America Marks 50th Anniversary

Washington, D.C., December 8, 2011 — “Buenos Dias America,” Voice of America’s popular Spanish language radio program, marks its 50th anniversary of broadcasting to Latin America Friday, with a tribute to the pioneers of the show and the historic events they covered, including the death […]

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International Broadcasters Call For Action Over Jamming

International broadcasters – Voice of America (VOA), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Deutsche Welle (DW), Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France (AEF) and Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) – have condemned the deliberate interference of satellite broadcasting signals to silence independent media and prevent free access to information. […]

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


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