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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

Members of Congress Discuss President Obama’s Speech and the Republican Response on Alhurra TV

(Springfield, Va.)

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Statement from the Broadcasting Board of Governors and the Voice of America on the Murder of Said Tahlil Ahmed

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and the Voice of America (VOA) condemn the senseless murder of Said Tahlil Ahmed, Director of HornAfrik, a Somali media network. Mr. Ahmed was gunned down today in Mogadishu’s Bakara market. “Targeting journalists such as Said Tahlil Ahmed has […]

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BBG Broadcasters Engage Global Audiences in Inauguration Coverage

Audiences around the world will have front-row seats to the Presidential Inauguration on January 20 through radio, television and online coverage by Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) broadcasters. BBG journalists will report from throughout Washington, D.C. to capture the elaborate preparations, the opening celebration, the […]

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BBG Deplores Decision by Azerbaijan Authorities to Take VOA, RFE/RL and BBC Off FM and Television

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) deplores today’s decision by the Azeri National TV-Radio Council to ban all international broadcasters, including RFE/RL, VOA, and BBC, from the domestic airwaves effective January 1. “The people of Azerbaijan are the real losers,” said D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, a […]

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Remarks by D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, Governor, Broadcasting Board of Governors, marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Thank you Steve. It’s a delight for me to be here on behalf of the Broadcasting Board of Governors today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. My father raised me to be a rag salesman, although it didn’t quite […]

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Statement of Broadcasting Board of Governors on Reports about Arabic TV Broadcasts

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is posting three recent reports about Alhurra Television, the BBG’s Arabic-language television service to the Middle East. Reports by the University of Southern California, Annenberg School; by a professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism; and by […]

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Panel Discusses Emerging Media Model for International News Coverage

Listen to MP3 audio Watch WinMedia Broadband Watch WinMedia Dial-up Watch Real Media Broadband Watch Real Media Dial-up Washington, DC, December 10, 2008 — As mainstream media retrenches from international news coverage, a new breed of citizen journalist is stepping in to fill parts of […]

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Letter to the Public Diplomacy Council from the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Spokesperson

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) takes sharp exception to many points in “Reforming U.S. International Broadcasting for a New Era,” a statement issued by the Public Diplomacy Council (PDC) on November 17. It is false to claim that the BBG has acted in any […]

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BBG Delivers Election Coverage to Worldwide Audience

In response to unprecedented global interest in this year

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