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.

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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Reportage Covers the U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq

As part of its special coverage of the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq by the end of 2011, Alhurra-Iraq aired an hour-long special episode of Reportage on Sunday, December 4th, entitled End of the Mission. This episode explored opinions and views of several […]

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Al Youm Gets Added Value From its Interviews

It might be called newsmaker value added. Al Youm, Alhurra’s evening news magazine, is pioneering an innovative set of techniques to squeeze greater value from the celebrities, politicians and other newsmakers who appear on their sets. The goal is to take that visit and use […]

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C-Span’s Look at U.S. International Broadcasting

C-Span’s “The Communicators” recently took a look at U.S. international broadcasting, interviewing officials from the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB), Voice of America (VOA) and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN). Carlos Garcia-Perez, director of the OCB, which runs Radio and TV Marti, discussed the […]

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VOA’s “Beyond the Headlines” on Pakistan’s Express News

Washington, D.C., November 29, 2011 — ‘Beyond the Headlines,’ Voice of America’s Urdu language TV news magazine, will be aired on Pakistan’s Express News cable channel starting December 1st. The program, called ‘Khabron Se Aage’ in Urdu, had aired on Pakistan’s Geo Network until this […]

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RFE/RL Dedicates Monument To Jewish History At Prague Headquarters

Prague, Nov. 29, 2011 — Joined by leaders and members of the Prague Jewish community, U.S. embassy officials, and the Lord Mayor of Prague, RFE/RL President Steve Korn unveiled a monument Tuesday recognizing the historical significance of the Hagibor site on which RFE/RL’s broadcast headquarters […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Extensive Coverage of the Egyptian Elections

  (Springfield, Va., November 23, 2011) Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s team of correspondents are positioned throughout Egypt to provide extensive coverage of the first round of the Egyptian Parliamentary election. Coverage of the election started the week leading up to the election with reports from […]

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VOA Ends Croatian Broadcasts

Voice of America’s Croatian Service signs off for the last time Wednesday, after 19 years of broadcast history that began during the bloody breakup of the former Yugoslavia, and ends with Croatia’s emergence as a democratic member of the European community. VOA Director David Ensor […]

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