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 60-Africa” Reaches Mobile Users

Washington, D.C., November 7, 2011 — Mobile phone users in Africa are discovering they can watch the latest news from around the continent with “VOA 60-Africa,” a fast-paced look at the day’s most important headlines and interesting events. Voice of America’s new video headline service […]

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Alhurra Interviews Rep. Boustany About Iran

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) about the alleged Iranian attempt to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States. Rep. Boustany stated, “The assassination attempt is a very serious concern.  I think countries around the world should be concerned […]

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Strategic Plan for U.S. International Broadcasting Drives Impact through Innovation and Integration

Washington, D.C., November 1, 2011 – The Broadcasting Board of Governors has released the framework of its new strategic plan to enhance the global impact of U.S. international broadcasting through innovation and integration. “This plan frames the future direction for U.S. international broadcasting,” said BBG […]

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Governor Meehan Speaks about Internet Freedom at Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference

BBG Governor Michael Meehan spoke on “The Politics of Internet Freedom” as a key panelist at the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference on October 26. The discussion, moderated by New York Times journalist John Markoff, brought leading analysts, actors and activists in the digital world […]

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BBG Governor Victor Ashe Visits RFE/RL Headquarters in Prague

BBG Governor Victor Ashe was in Prague during the week of October 24-27 for a series of meetings with RFE/RL staff. In addition to his visit at RFE/RL, Governor Ashe participated in the “U.S.-Central Europe Strategy Forum” in Prague. RFE/RL President Steve Korn was a […]

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Alhurra Nominated for AIB People’s Choice Award

The Association for International Broadcasting and Yahoo! Maktoob have selected Alhurra’s coverage of the Egyptian Revolution for a shortlist of the six entries for the 2011 People’s Choice Award for “Best Coverage of Democracy Uprisings.”  The 2011 People’s Choice Award focuses on the events taking […]

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RFE/RL Correspondent Freed From Turkmenistan Prison

Turkmen authorities have released a correspondent for RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, who had been sentenced earlier this month to a five-year prison term in a case that drew outrage from the U.S. Congress, policymakers, foreign governments, and advocacy groups. Dovletmyrat Yazkuliyev was pardoned on October 26 […]

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VOA Exclusive: Clinton Cites Trend Toward Military Takeover in Iran

Washington, D.C., October 26, 2011 — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Voice of America’s hit TV show “Parazit” Wednesday that Iran’s military is becoming increasingly involved in the Iranian economy. In an exclusive interview at the State Department with “Parazit” host Kambiz Hosseini, Mrs. […]

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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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