Budget

BBG 2017 Budget Request Prioritizes Key Audiences And New Technologies

The BBG's FY 2017 budget request seeks to accelerate its market-driven shift to digital media, concentrate broadcasting to foreign policy priority audiences, better measure impact, and expand global distribution capabilities. Read More

Gallup-Russia Periphery

Credibility Of Russian Media Lacking In Baltic Nations

Russian speakers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania rank Kremlin-backed media as the least trustworthy among international, Russian Federation and domestic news sources, according to research presented by the BBG. Read More

Obama at Mosque

Alhurra, Radio Sawa Cover President Obama’s First Visit To A U.S. Mosque

Alhurra was the only Arabic-language television network to run the speech in its entirety with simultaneous translation. Read More

 

RFERL Journos

RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

Suadi-Iran

BBG Networks Provide Critical Information On Iranian-Saudi Crisis

VOA, RFE/RL and MBN are providing comprehensive Persian, Arabic and English language coverage on the soaring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Read More

SFRC

BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee To Target Smart Reform Of U.S. International Media

Chairman Shell, Governor Weinstein and CEO Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the importance of U.S. international media and options for reform. Read More.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) Addresses the Next Steps for Libya

In an interview from Minneapolis, Minn., Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) called on the Libyan people to follow the law and to continue to discourage revenge killings in an interview with Alhurra Television. “We’ve seen the Transitional National Council say that they discourage revenge killing, they […]

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Preparations for Weekend Weather

The Agency is operating under normal conditions. If that changes, this message will be updated with additional information. Please visit www.bbg.gov for the latest information. You may also call the BBG Emergency Announcement Phone Number (202-382-8222) for up-to-date information.  Efforts will be made to notify […]

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VOA Somali Service Available on Mobile Phones in Great Britain

Voice of America’s Somali Service, which has been providing extensive coverage of the devastating drought in Africa, is now being offered to mobile phone users throughout Great Britain. (See Mobile Media Toolkit’s review of VOA’s new service, our related release on mobile broadcasts to Liberia) […]

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Head of the TNC in Libya Calls for the Unfreezing of Libyan Assets on Alhurra TV

As rebel troops continue to battle government forces in Tripoli, the head of the Transitional National Council (TNC) Mustafa Abdul-Jalil called on the international community to “unfreeze Libyan assets” during an interview on Alhurra Television. He went on to say the assets could contribute to […]

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US Official to VOA: Pakistan Cooperating with FBI in Search for Kidnapped American

In a wide-ranging interview with VOA’s Lina Rozbih, Ambassador Grossman said, “We have received excellent cooperation from the Pakistani authorities, and especially the authorities in the Punjab.” Ambassador Grossman told VOA that FBI officials in Pakistan and in Washington have been assisting Pakistani authorities who […]

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VOA News on Mobile Phones in Liberia

Cell phone users in Liberia can now hear the latest Voice of America news headlines on their mobile devices. The new service is hosted on the Cellcom network in Liberia and is made possible by a partnership with AudioNow, a mobile radio distribution provider that […]

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VOA Multimedia Series Captures Tragedy of East African Drought

The Voice of America (VOA) has launched a multimedia series that draws attention to the plight of millions in East Africa struggling to survive the region’s worst drought in decades. The series, “Drought Strikes the Horn of Africa,” focuses special attention on Somalia, where political […]

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André Mendes Nominated for Tech Award

André Mendes, CIO and Director of Technical Services and Innovation at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, has been nominated for the Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award, a prestigious information technology industry award. The award celebrates world-class IT leaders and their organizations. The finalists are voted […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa to Offer Extensive Coverage of Mubarak Trial

On Wednesday, August 3rd, Alhurra and Radio Sawa will provide in-depth and extensive coverage of the trial of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.  In addition to live reports from correspondents in Egypt and across the Middle East, both networks are encouraging viewers to send in […]

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Radio and TV Martí Grow Twitter Following in Cuba

Despite Cuban government restrictions, Radio and TV Martí have noticed a sharp increase in the number of tweets from Cuba, as well as an increase in the number of people following Marti’s Twitter feed. Between March and July of this year, Martí’s Twitter followers jumped […]

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