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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

Statement by the Broadcasting Board of Governors on Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) condemns the Iranian government’s baseless sentencing of RFE/RL journalist Parnaz Azima to one year in prison for “spreading anti-state propaganda.” “Tried and convicted in absentia, Ms. Azima has done nothing more than report the news,” said James K. Glassman, […]

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United States Broadcasting Board of Governors Issues Statement Critical of Arab Broadcasting Charter

The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has criticized adoption of a new broadcasting charter on February 12, 2008 by Arab information ministers and is urging the League of Arab States to reconsider the decision. In a statement released today, the BBG says the new […]

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Statement from the Broadcasting Board of Governors on the Death of Congressman Tom Lantos

The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors express their deepest regret at the passing of Chairman Tom Lantos (D-CA). Chairman Lantos was a tireless defender of human rights and freedom of the press, and an indefatigable guardian of persecuted populations around the world. The […]

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FY 2009 Budget Request for U.S. International Broadcasting

The fiscal year 2009 budget request for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) introduces new broadcast initiatives to reach audiences in critical areas of the world, including the Middle East, Iran, Somalia, Russia, China and Venezuela. The Administration

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Alisher Saipov, Journalist Reporting for the Voice of America, Killed in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Alisher Saipov, a journalist who reported extensively for the Voice of America (VOA), was killed outside his office earlier today in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Mr. Saipov reported for VOA

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Testimony by VOA Burmese Service Chief Before Congressional Human Rights Caucus

In an appearance this afternoon before a special session on Burma of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, Voice of America (VOA) Burmese service chief Than Lwin Htun said that the situation in Burma is “anything but normal.” “Just this morning,” he continued, “residents in Mandalay, […]

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VOA and RFA Double Broadcasts to Burma

The Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) are now broadcasting a total of seven hours a day to Burma in response the Burmese government’s crackdown

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Azerbaijani Radio License Approved for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America

September 10, 2007

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Statement from Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman James K. Glassman and Voice of America Director Danforth W. Austin

We deeply regret and condemn the senseless murder of Ali Iman Sharmarke, a longtime friend of the Voice of America, and a courageous journalist committed to establishing a free press in his native Somalia. On Saturday, August 11, 2007, Mr. Sharmarke, co-owner and founder of […]

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BBG Renews Contract With Private Station in Armenia; RFE/RL Armenian Service Still Off Public Radio

Washington, DC–August 1, 2007, The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has renewed a contract to carry the programs of Radio Liberty’s Armenian language service on a private radio network based in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. The contract with AR Radio Intercontinental runs from August 15, […]

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