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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

BBG Broadcasters Remember 1989 Revolutions, World Remembers Role of Broadcasting

The world celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989 followed by the 20th anniversary of Czechoslovakia

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Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Talks about the Expectations for the Peace Process During an Interview on Alhurra

During an interview with Alhurra Television, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy Dan Meridor discussed the peace process, Israel and Hezbollah and Iran

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U.S. International Broadcasting into the War Zones: Iraq and Afghanistan

D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, Joaquin Blaya, and Steven J. Simmons of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) testified today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues on “U.S. International Broadcasting into the War Zones: […]

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Transmission Updates and New Programming

Transmission Updates VOA inaugurated a new radio station in Somalia

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Threats to Journalists

Rahman Bunairee was granted asylum in the U.S. in a hearing on October 19, making him eligible to begin work for Deewa Radio. Bunairee arrived in the US in August on a J-1 visa, but was first detained by immigration authorities and then denied permission […]

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Implementation Strategies at Work

Employ Modern Communication Techniques and Technologies RFA Vietnamese Starts New Webcast RFA’s Vietnamese Service, which broadcasts on radio, began producing a webcast of news, posted on both the RFA site and YouTube. The show is shot in an improvised studio with a green screen, and […]

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Radio Farda Journalists Killed

Radio Farda reporters Rosa Ajiri, 27, and Amir Zamani-Far, 29, were killed in the early morning of September 30 when their car was struck by a truck. Radio Farda’s Mahin Gorji, 43, is in a coma, and a fourth passenger, a visiting journalist, was treated […]

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Large Audiences, High Credibility Cited in BBG Testimony on War Zone Broadcasting

BBG Governors D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, Steven Simmons and Joaquin Blaya testified at a Senate hearing on the role of international broadcasting in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying that “we cannot prevail against the extremists through force alone … it is of critical importance to engage audiences, […]

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Exclusive Coverage and High-Level Interviews at UNGA

BBG broadcasters provided extensive coverage of the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly, broadcasting President Obama’s first-ever speech before the body, and following many other heads of state who attended the meetings in New York City in late September. Alhurra TV and Radio […]

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Alhurra Focuses on the Lasting Impact of Terrorism with a Town Hall Meeting in Washington

Eight years after the Sept. 11th terrorist strikes, Alhurra Television brings together experts on the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy and homeland security for a frank discussion on the lasting effects of terrorism, as well as the U.S. government

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