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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

Dedication of BBG Memorial to Slain Journalists

Opening Remarks – Governor Edward E. Kaufman Hello everyone, I am Ted Kaufman. On behalf of the all my colleagues at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, I would like to welcome you to the dedication of our memorial to BBG journalists slain in the line […]

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Radio Farda Consolidates Management

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will consolidate the management of Radio Farda under Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) as of July 7, 2008. RFE/RL and the Voice of America (VOA) had jointly operated this Persian-language radio and Internet service since its inception in December […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Corrects ProPublica’s Report on Alhurra Television

ProPublica’s “investigative report” on Alhurra television is so lacking in depth and accuracy that it can only be defined as sensationalism. It is filled with inaccuracies and innuendo that draw the reader to erroneous conclusions. With so much flawed reporting, this is not an attempt […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Corrects the CBS “60 Minutes” Story About Alhurra Television

A segment about Alhurra Television that aired Sunday night on the CBS program 60 Minutes distorted facts about the station’s audience research, its coverage of Israel, and its editorial practices. “60 Minutes unfairly portrayed Alhurra, which is watched by 26 million Arabic speakers in the […]

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Cuban Journalist Carlos Serpa Maceira Warned by Cuban State Against Reporting for Radio Martí;

Cuban journalist Carlos Serpa Maceira says he was warned by Cuban State Security against reporting for Radio Martí

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Challenges of the Internet<BR>Regulations and new media business models<BR><BR>Remarks of Joaquin Blaya<BR>Asia Media Summit

Nowadays, when anybody is called upon to speak about developments in the media industry, they invariably expound upon the revolutionary changes that have taken place in technology, editing, distribution and marketing. They speak about a communications revolution that has reached into every part of our […]

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Challenges of the Internet: Regulations and new Media Business Models: Remarks of Joaquin Blaya, Asia Media Summit

Nowadays, when anybody is called upon to speak about developments in the media industry, they invariably expound upon the revolutionary changes that have taken place in technology, editing, distribution and marketing. They speak about a communications revolution that has reached into every part of our […]

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Radio and TV Marti Provide Live Coverage of President Bush’s Proclamation and Cuban Reaction

Yesterday the Office of Cuba Broadcasting’s (OCB) Radio and TV Marti provide live coverage of President Bush’s proclamation and Cuban reaction to Day of Solidarity.

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First Lady Laura Bush Urges Burmese Government to Accept U.S. Aid for Cyclone Victims

In an exclusive interview with the U.S. International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB), first lady Laura Bush urged Burma’s military leaders to accept U.S. humanitarian aid for cyclone victims. Refuting reports in the Burmese media that U.S. aid would come with strings attached, Mrs. Bush stated, “There […]

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BBG Worldwide Audience Tops 175 Million

U.S. international broadcasting now reaches over 175 million people weekly, up from 155 million in 2007 and a 75 percent increase since 2001. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman James Glassman announced the new global audience estimate on May 15, at a speech delivered at […]

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