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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

VOA Covers Haiti Earthquake from Numerous Perspectives

VOA Covers Haiti Earthquake from Numerous Perspectives After an initial surge of coverage to earthquake-stricken Haiti, VOA language services embarked on reporting the unfolding aftermath. French to Africa produced extensive coverage of Haiti for its French-speaking audiences, providing the latest developments by speaking with Creole […]

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RFE/RL Hosts Major Afghan Aid Conference in Prague

Broaden cooperation within U.S. public diplomacy More than 200 people from 41 countries involved with the “provincial reconstruction teams” (PRT) that provide the foundation for capacity building and economic development efforts in Afghanistan gathered in Prague at the end of January. RFE/RL hosted the final […]

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VOA Adds Two New Thai Affiliates

Optimize broadcasting operations Two new Thai FM affiliates signed with VOA in January: Nong Pai Community Radio, FM 94 in Petchaboon Province (North-Central Thailand) and CZA Radio Phuket FM 89.5 in Phuket Province.

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Guatemalan President Praises Efforts to Counter Drug Trafficking

Engage the world in conversation about America In an exclusive Feb. 19 interview with VOA, Guatemala President Alvaro Colom discussed his outlook on U.S.-Guatemala relations during an exclusive interview on Foro Interamericano, VOA’s weekly Spanish news magazine. Colom praised U.S. cooperation with Latin American countries […]

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VOA Ukrainian Service Highlights Elections

Facilitate citizen discourse VOA Ukrainian Service Highlights Elections VOA’s Ukrainian Service provided extensive coverage of the country

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VOA’s Swahili Service Launches New Full Service Mobile Web site

Employ modern communication techniques and technologies VOA’s Swahili Service Launches New Full Service Mobile Web site In January, VOA officially launched a Web-based service for its Swahili audience. The new service allows users to access video, audio and graphic news content on their mobile devices. […]

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VOA and Radio Marti Expand Radio Broadcasts to Latin America

“A Fondo” is a new weeknight, Spanish-language radio program targeted to audiences in Latin America and the Caribbean, providing vital news and information to a region where media freedom is under attack. With anchors at Voice of America studios in Washington, D.C. and the studios […]

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FY 2011 Budget Request for the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The President’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2011, sent to the Congress today, includes $768.8 million for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an increase of 1.5 percent from the FY 2010 funding level. The request reflects the continued critical role of BBG broadcasts in […]

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Alhurra Takes to the Streets to Hear What People Have to Say

Alhurra, a 24-hour Arabic-language news and information satellite channel, crisscrossed the Middle East and the U.S. to talk to people from all walks of life about political and social issues that impact their lives. The daily two-minute segments entitled Alhurra and the People will launch […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Broadcast Live Coverage of the State of the Union and the Republican Response

On Wednesday, January 27th, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa will broadcast live President Barack Obama

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