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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

Hausa Service Covers Airliner Bombing Attempt

Facilitate Citizen Discourse Hausa Service Covers Airliner Bombing Attempt VOA Hausa was a prime source of news for Nigerians wanting to learn more about Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who has been accused of attempting to set off a bomb on a Christmas Day flight […]

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Radio Marti Interviews Retired General Barry McCaffrey

Engage the World in Conversation About America Radio Marti Interviews Retired General Barry McCaffrey Radio Marti interviewed Retired General Barry McCaffrey, former head of the Southern Command, former U.S. Drug Czar, and currently a CNN contributor. General McCaffrey, who favors improving ties with Cuba, was […]

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In December the RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service and its Staff Received a Host of Honors and Awards from the Journalism and NGO Communities.

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Threats to Journalists

VOA Somali Stringer Released From Jail On Jan. 6, authorities in the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland freed VOA Somali stringer Mohamed Yasin Isahaq. He had been held without charges since Dec. 20, when members of the Puntland Intelligence Services took him into custody. VOA […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Statement on Interference with Broadcasts to Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors condemns the latest efforts of the Iranian Government and its associates to interfere and censor the free flow of objective news and information to the Iranian people. By monitoring satellite signals, BBG’s technical experts have determined that on December 27, […]

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Alhurra’s Ahmad Arram Honored by the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory for "Courage in Journalism" Award

Alhurra-Iraq’s Correspondent Ahmad Arram was given the “Courage in Journalism” Award by the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory in Iraq for his reporting on alleged fraudulent land deals being facilitated by the Iraqi government. Mr. Arram’s report, which aired on Oct. 12, 2009, focused on approximately 600,000 […]

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Radio Free Afghanistan Interviews Secretary of State Clinton

Build on BBG Reach and Impact within the Muslim WorldRadio Free Afghanistan Interviews Secretary of State Clinton In an exclusive interview with Radio Free Afghanistan on Nov. 19, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed guarded optimism about Afghan President Hamid Karzai

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Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State, Talks with VOA Russian

Help Audiences in Authoritarian Countries Understand the Principles and Practices of Democratic, Free and Just Societies Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State, Talks with VOA Russian In mid-November, VOA

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VOA Mobile Services Continue to Expand

Employ Modern Communication techniques and TechnologiesVOA Mobile Services Continue to Expand As people turn to mobile devices for news and information, Voice of America is ramping up delivery of SMS

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