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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

President Obama in East Asia

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English Web site Launches on New CMS

Optimize Broadcasting Operations English Web site Launches on New CMS The Office of New Media launched the freshly-designed English Web site on the new content management system, Clickability. This was a major undertaking, given the volume of content involved in the migration to the new […]

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RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service Wins Major Award for Political Coverage

Preserve Credibility and Ensure Overall Programming Excellence RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service Wins Major Award for Political Coverage RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service (Radio Azadliq) won one of journalism’s most prestigious awards for its coverage of Azerbaijan’s controversial March referendum. At a gala dinner in London, Radio Azadliq accepted […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa to Broadcast Live Coverage of President Obama’s Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize

On Thursday, Dec. 10, Alhurra television and Radio Sawa will carry live coverage with simultaneous Arabic translation of the ceremony presenting President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize and his remarks at the occasion. Alhurra

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Alhurra TV Examines the Arab-American Experience

Alhurra, the Arabic-language satellite channel, will launch new episodes of the popular documentary series Americans. Starting Friday, Dec. 4, Americans will take an extensive look at the rich history of Arab-Americans through a five-part series focusing on Arab-Americans and their lives in the United States. […]

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Engy Anwar Reports Live From the Hajj for Alhurra’s Al Youm

Engy Anwar will take her Al Youm co-hosting duties to Saudi Arabia as she anchors Al Youm live from the Hajj. This is one of the first times a woman has reported live from the pilgrimage to Mecca. Al Youm viewers will have live updates […]

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Radio Marti Discusses Cuban Blogger’s Exchange with President Obama

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez spoke with Radio Marti today in a live interview to discuss her impressions of a recent email exchange with President Barack Obama that has been big news in Cuba and the Spanish-speaking world. The story was also posted on Martinoticias.com Sanchez, […]

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Despite Threats to Press Freedom BBG Broadcasts Attract Large Audiences

U.S. international broadcasting attracted wide audiences worldwide in 2009, particularly in key countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran, despite declines in press freedom and the targeting of journalists in some countries, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) announced today. More than 171 million people worldwide […]

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Implementation Strategies at Work

Build on BBG Reach and Impact Within the Muslim World VOA Urdu Documentary Explores Effects of Extremism and Terrorism VOA Urdu produced a 16-minute documentary examining the relationship between extremism and terrorism, and how they have affected the lives of people in United States and […]

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New Programming and Events

In early October, RFA Korean launched a new weekly show featuring prominent North Korean defector Ko Young Hwan. Ko defected from the North Korean embassy in Brazzaville, Congo in the early 1990s. The question-andanswer- style show takes on a variety of topics, including North Korea

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