Burundi

VOA On the Front Lines of Political Crisis in Burundi

Voice of America is leading international coverage of the political upheaval in Burundi with on-the-scene reporting and new programming in Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, French, Swahili, and English.  Read More

 

April Board Meeting

Martís an Essential News Source in Cuba Amidst Policy Changes

“Our work in Cuba is important, perhaps now more than ever," said Chairman Shell. "Some may think our work there is done, but in many ways our work is just beginning.”  Read more

Iraq Gallup

In Iraq, TV Ubiquitous and Internet Use Rising

Amid major political transitions and conflict, Iraq remains a market dominated by TV. This is despite the attention given to ISIL’s use of Internet and new media, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup. Read More

FY2016 Budget

BBG 2016 Budget Request Calls for Expansion in Key Markets and Technologies

The BBG is seeking $751.5 million to increase global engagement, move more aggressively into television and digital media, and support high priority audiences. Read More

Khadija

Azerbaijan Doubles Journalist’s Jail Time

“The extension of her sentence can only be interpreted as an act of revenge by Azeri authorities against the country’s leading investigative reporter,” said Nenad Pejic, RFE/RL editor in chief and co-CEO.  Read More

Audience

U.S. International Media Attract Record Audience Of 215 Million

The BBG’s networks draw a record-high audience of 215 million people each week, according to a new report. This includes noteworthy increases in competitive media markets, on television and online. Read More

Azerbaijan Bars Journalist from Testifying on Corruption

Femal reporter in radio studio

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) urged Azerbaijan to respect the work of independent journalists in remarks made on Capitol Hill yesterday. Senator Cardin, who is co-chair of the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, presided at a hearing on “Combating Corruption in the […]

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Internet Growth Exponential in Cambodia

Cambodians predominantly use a mobile device to access the Internet.

WASHINGTON — Cambodians are increasingly turning to the Internet for news and information, with 12% reporting weekly Internet use (up from 4.9% in 2012), according to new data issued today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup. “Between 2012 and 2014 Internet use just […]

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New VOA Persian Shows Lighter Side of American Life

Minutes With Max

Comedy is back in the weekly lineup of the Persian Service of the Voice of America. The host of the new half-hour talk show, created exclusively for VOA, is Iranian-American Max Amini, one of the most famous comedians of the Farsi-speaking world. Called Minutes with […]

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U.S. International Media Attract Record Audience of 215 Million

VOA in Russia

WASHINGTON — The BBG’s networks draw a record-high audience of 215 million people each week, according to a new report released today. This includes noteworthy increases in competitive media markets, on television and online. Growth in the television audience has been tremendous, with an increase […]

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Bassem Youssef’s America Bel Araby Highlights Arabs in America on Alhurra TV

Bassem Youssef

On Friday, November 14, Alhurra Television will bring America Bel Araby to millions of viewers in the Middle East. The program roams the United States to tell the stories of Arabs in America through the eyes of 60 interviewees from all walks of life such […]

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BBG Applauds ITU Decision to Track Sources of Satellite Interference

BBG logo

WASHINGTON- The Broadcasting Board of Governors, as well as other leading international broadcasters and broadcasting unions, are welcoming new steps taken by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to address harmful interference with satellite transmissions, including cases of deliberate interference. At its recently concluded Plenipotentiary Conference […]

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Alhurra Interviews Under Secretary Stengel

Screengrab of interview with Under Secretary Stengel. Arabic writing on the lower thirds.

In an interview with Alhurra’s State Department Correspondent, Michel Ghandour, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel discussed the ideological battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL) and the flow of foreign fighters. Under Secretary Stengel stressed […]

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Under Secretary Stengel Visits RFE/RL

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U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel and U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro visited the headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty earlier this week, to learn more about the network’s efforts to bring unbiased and accurate […]

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  • The Board

    • Jeffrey Shell
    • Dr. Leon Aron
    • Matt Armstrong
    • Michael Kempner
    • John Forbes Kerry
    • Karen Kornbluh
    • Kenneth Weinstein
    • vacant