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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

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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Radio Marti Covers Cuba’s First-Ever Blogging Competition

Radio Marti broadcast live, exclusive coverage of Cuba

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Condemns Sentencing of Saudi Man for Comments Made on Alhurra Television

The United States Broadcasting Board of Governors strongly condemns the decision by the Saudi Arabian judicial system to sentence Hadi al-Mutif to five additional years in prison for comments he made on Alhurra television in 2007. Al-Mutif commented on Alhurra’s program Eye on Democracy that […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Statement on the Release of Rahman Bunairee

The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomes the release today by United States immigration authorities of Rahman Bunairee, a Pakistani journalist who works for the Voice of America (VOA) and had been in custody since arriving to the U.S. on August 9. Mr. Bunairee is a […]

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BBG Broadcasters Offer Afghans Unprecedented Access to Candidates inAdvance of Presidential Election

Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, reaching the largest combined audience of any radio broadcaster in Afghanistan, are helping Afghans engage with presidential candidates in the lead up to the August 20 presidential election. VOA and RFE/RL, overseen by the Broadcasting Board of […]

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U.S. Defense Secretary Discusses Iranian Nuclear Threat and Mid-East Talks

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates discussed the United States’ drive to revive the staled Middle East peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, the Iranian and Hezbollah’s threat, the U.S. diplomatic overtures toward Iran and Syria and the situation in Iraq. The following are excerpts […]

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Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa Brought Mauritania’s Presidential Election to the Middle East and North Africa

Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa provided their audiences in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe with extensive coverage of Mauritania’s first presidential election since last August’s military coup that marked the beginning of authoritarian rule. Alhurra and Radio Sawa aired live updates and extensive […]

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Broadcasting Board and VOA Condemn Destruction of Reporter’s Home

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and the Voice of America (VOA) condemn the senseless attack on the home of VOA’s Deewa Radio journalist Rahman Bunairee in Bunir, Pakistan on July 8. “The attack unnecessarily endangered Bunairee’s innocent family, and caused them great loss,” said […]

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