DPRK Test

BBG Networks Provide Crucial Information on North Korea Nuclear Tests

For many in North Korea, VOA and RFA are the only source of accurate and reliable information in the press-restricted country. 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

Burke Award Ceremony

David Burke Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday, December 16, the BBG presented its highest recognition, the David Burke Awards, at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Watch the ceremony here

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.

Global Audience Estimate

U.S. International Media Attracts Record Audience of 226 Million

The increase includes substantial gains in digital and television audiences in highly competitive media markets that are of strategic importance to the United States. Read More

Khadija Imprisoned

BBG Denounces Sentencing of Azeri Journalist 

BBG Chairman Jeff Shell called the verdict appalling and said, "This sentence is clearly retribution for Khadija exposing government corruption and sends a warning shot to other journalists in the country."  Read More

BBG Board Meets to Further Strategic Review

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) met on July 14 to further the ongoing, comprehensive strategic review of U.S. international broadcasting. “We have an important opportunity and profound responsibility to position U.S. international broadcasting for the future. These ongoing consultations will lead shortly to recommendations […]

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BBG Executive Director Briefs Group on Proposed Smith-Mundt Changes

BBG Executive Director Jeff Trimble briefed the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy today about the Board’s position on Smith-Mundt, particularly seeking to repeal the ban on domestic dissemination of BBG broadcasts. The meeting was held on the Hill and was an excellent opportunity to discuss […]

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VOA to Provide Content to Colombia’s El Tiempo

Voice of America and El Tiempo, one of Latin America’s oldest and most respected news organizations, have reached an agreement that makes VOA news reports available to El Tiempo’s growing 24-hour cable TV service in Colombia. The agreement gives El Tiempo full access to VOA […]

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RFE/RL Reporter Fined For Covering Belarus Independence Day Protest

An RFE/RL correspondent in western Belarus has been found guilty today of taking part in an illegal protest and fined the equivalent of about $200. Mikhal Karnievich, a correspondent with RFE/RL’s Belarus Service, Radio Svaboda, was detained on July 3 while reporting on protest events […]

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Radio Free Asia Hosts Dalai Lama on Anniversary Year

Radio Free Asia (RFA) today hosted His Holiness the Dalai Lama at its Washington, DC headquarters. The Tibetan spiritual leader made remarks on RFA’s 15th anniversary year to staff from all nine RFA language services, commending them for delivering a free press to closed societies. […]

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BBG Condemns Media Attacks in Belarus

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) condemns the violence, arrests and prosecutions that have targeted journalists for RFE and other media outlets trying to cover peaceful protests in Belarus. “Our colleagues tell us that the scale of this crackdown is unprecedented, exceeding the brutality we […]

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VOA Hosting Live Coverage of South Sudan Independence

Voice of America will provide live coverage of South Sudan’s independence celebrations on Saturday July 9th, with reports from the new country and Washington, including interviews with key leaders who have guided the historic transition. “Sudan in Focus,” VOA’s popular English language radio program to […]

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Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez Joins Radio/TV Marti Broadcast Team

Former Major League great and Cuban defector Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez will provide color commentary during the live Radio/TV Marti broadcast of the 82nd annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game from Chase Field, in Phoenix on July 12. Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez won four World […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors to Meet on July 14

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on July 14 to continue its broad strategic review of U.S. international broadcasting and to advance its ongoing reform process. The Board will consider recommendations regarding the reorganization of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) and BBG staffs, […]

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


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