John Kerry on VOA

Kerry Talks with VOA about Peace Prize Winners and Afghan Peace Prospects

Secretary of State John Kerry sat down for a one-on-one interview with the chief of VOA’s Afghan Service. More

Hong Kong

VOA, RFA Evade Chinese Government Censors with Coverage of Hong Kong Protests

While the coverage of the Hong Kong protests by international broadcasters such as CNN and BBC are being blacked out in China, RFA and VOA continue to reach mainland audiences with unbiased news and information. More

Ebola

Providing Life Saving Information

Voice of America's extensive coverage and comprehensive resources are giving life saving information to communities affected by the Ebola epidemic. Read More

Gallup Women in Africa

Impact of Women’s Media Choices– BBG Research Findings on Seven African Countries

The BBG, together with Gallup, hosted a research briefing about women’s media consumption habits across seven African countries, and how those choices affect their lives.  More

Kurdish Partnership

VOA Partners with NRT TV in Iraqi Kurdistan

Voice of America’s Kurdish-language TV program is now airing on the regional NRT TV, one of the most popular channels in Iraqi Kurdistan.  More

Development

BBG Provides Media Training to Reporters in Nile River Basin

Twenty-three journalists from 11 countries in the Nile Basin participated in a week long training on reporting environmental stories and learning more about how the Nile River connects their countries. More

Martís Bring User-Generated Content to the Forefront

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The Martís are tapping user-generated content to strengthen news coverage across the island. As Cubans  have growing access to mobile technology the Martís are benefiting from their increased media engagement. With the Cuban state-run media unable or unwilling to report on events around the island, […]

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BBG Marks the Passing of Former Board Chairman, VOA Director, and BIB Board Member Kenneth Tomlinson

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed its condolences on the loss of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, and its appreciation for his contributions to media freedom.  An accomplished reporter, editor and broadcasting executive who served U.S. international media for 15 years, including as Voice of America […]

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Amid Declining Media Freedom, RFE/RL Presses Ahead

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(WASHINGTON – May 2, 2014) Despite new lows in the free exchange of information and ideas, RFE/RL journalists are reporting the news in some of the world’s most hostile environments. “Our reporters do this work because they believe in it, not only as a basic […]

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Reporting From Ukraine Becoming Increasingly Risky, Important

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Amid an increasingly dangerous environment for reporters in Ukraine, the networks of the BBG are resolute in their efforts to provide much-needed news and information to audiences in the region. On May 1, a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty video crew was attacked when they trained […]

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Press Freedom and Ukraine

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In the lead-up to World Press Freedom Day 2014, our Ukraine experts Adrian Karmazyn and Maryana Drach participated in a Reddit AMA to answer questions about press freedom and the reporting environment in Ukraine. We’ve compiled some of the Q&A below, though we recommend you read the entire […]

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Accurate, Reliable Journalism is More Essential than Ever Before, BBG Says in Marking World Press Freedom Day

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To commemorate World Press Freedom Day (May 3), reporters from around the globe, leaders of U.S. international media, and other staff of the Broadcasting Board of Governors today released an interactive presentation containing video testimonials that underscore the importance of press freedom. BBG-supported news and […]

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Radio Free Asia Hosts Vietnamese Bloggers Event Ahead of World Press Freedom Day

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Netizens Joined by Experts from U.S. State Department, Google, and other groups WASHINGTON – Marking the upcoming commemoration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Radio Free Asia (RFA) today hosted “Towards a Free Media in Vietnam” featuring six Vietnam-based bloggers and digital activists, […]

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MBN Commemorates Arab-American Heritage Month

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April was Arab-American Heritage Month and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Alhurra television and Radio Sawa commemorated the occasion with special news and programming highlighting the achievements of Arab-Americans, and their integration into the American society. Alhurra marked the month by covering the many Arab-American […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Bring the Iraqi Election to Millions of Iraqis

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Iraqis voted Wednesday in the first elections since the withdrawal of U.S. troops and Alhurra-Iraq and Radio Sawa provided wall to wall coverage. Alhurra-Iraq’s live continuous coverage of the Iraqi Parliamentary election began at 8 a.m. (all times are Baghdad time)and continued through 1:30 a.m. […]

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