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.

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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VOA Carries Dalai Lama Birthday Celebration Live

Tibetans around the world were able to watch live VOA coverage of the Dalai Lama’s 76th birthday celebration in Washington Wednesday, as the spiritual leader made his first major speech since announcing he was stepping down as head of the Tibetan government-in-exile. Voice of America’s […]

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VOA Journalists Inside Burma Report on Suu Kyi Trial

Journalists operating inside Burma are filing a steady stream of exclusive video and audio reports for Voice of America’s (VOA) Burmese Service on the trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Despite significant newsgathering challenges, the reporters are providing video footage, photographs and first-hand […]

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RFE/RL Journalists in Belarus Arrested, Website Attacked

One RFE/RL journalist was arrested and another had her video camera confiscated as security forces in Belarus conducted what a RFE/RL journalist described as an “unprecedented” crackdown on July 3 while hundreds took to the streets in nationwide protests of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s government. “I’ve […]

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Sen. Lieberman Discusses the Situation in Syria on Alhurra

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) regarding the unfolding events in Syria and the prospects of any U.S. military involvement in that country.  When asked about Obama administration policy toward Syria, Sen. Lieberman stated, “the Obama administration continues to pick up […]

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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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