Burundi

VOA On the Front Lines of Political Crisis in Burundi

Voice of America is leading international coverage of the political upheaval in Burundi with on-the-scene reporting and new programming in Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, French, Swahili, and English.  Read More

 

April Board Meeting

Martís an Essential News Source in Cuba Amidst Policy Changes

“Our work in Cuba is important, perhaps now more than ever," said Chairman Shell. "Some may think our work there is done, but in many ways our work is just beginning.”  Read more

Iraq Gallup

In Iraq, TV Ubiquitous and Internet Use Rising

Amid major political transitions and conflict, Iraq remains a market dominated by TV. This is despite the attention given to ISIL’s use of Internet and new media, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup. Read More

FY2016 Budget

BBG 2016 Budget Request Calls for Expansion in Key Markets and Technologies

The BBG is seeking $751.5 million to increase global engagement, move more aggressively into television and digital media, and support high priority audiences. Read More

Khadija

Azerbaijan Doubles Journalist’s Jail Time

“The extension of her sentence can only be interpreted as an act of revenge by Azeri authorities against the country’s leading investigative reporter,” said Nenad Pejic, RFE/RL editor in chief and co-CEO.  Read More

Audience

U.S. International Media Attract Record Audience Of 215 Million

The BBG’s networks draw a record-high audience of 215 million people each week, according to a new report. This includes noteworthy increases in competitive media markets, on television and online. Read More

Democracy in Action: BBG Networks Bring Midterm Elections to the World

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WASHINGTON – As voters went to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4, the media networks within the Broadcasting Board of Governors showcased democracy in action and engaged global audiences with the democratic process. The Voice of America, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa), […]

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VOA Journalist Wins Praise for Her Role in Ukraine Election Debates

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WASHINGTON – “It is hard to find the words that would fully reflect the contribution made by Mrs. Gongadze in conducting the debates.” So said the Director General of Ukraine’s First National TV, Zurab Alasaniia. He and VOA’s Myroslava Gongadze co-moderated a series of nationally […]

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BBG Hosts Panel on Storytelling in the Digital Age

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors hosted a panel of six award-winning media executives to discuss digital storytelling techniques as a means of engaging audiences in rapidly changing media environments. As part of the Board’s October meeting, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning show creator […]

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Alhurra’s Nabila Kilani Hosts a Week of Al Youm from the Heart of Morocco

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Nabila Kilani, the co-host of Alhurra’s flagship program Al Youm, traveled back to her native Morocco to host a week’s worth of programs from the North African country. During her time in Morocco, Kilani had a one-on-one interview with the U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Dwight […]

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Radio, TV Martí Air PSA to Discourage Illegal Cuban Immigration

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In response to a recent increase in the number of Cubans attempting to migrate to the United States, the Office of Cuba Broadcasting has produced a 60-second Spanish-language Public Service Announcement that will air on TV and Radio Martí several times per day. “The goal of […]

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MBN Leads the Way on Tunisian Election Coverage

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On October 26 Tunisians went to the polls to participate in Parliamentary elections, and Alhurra provided extensive live coverage throughout the day. This was the first election since the Tunisian Constitution was ratified earlier this year and the second Parliamentary vote since the “Arab Spring” […]

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BBG Provides Data Journalism Training in Macedonia

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Macedonia and the Desert Research Institute, hosted two data journalism workshops for journalists and journalism students, on using data in multi-platform reporting to substantiate and strengthen their stories. In addition to a discussion […]

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Alhurra Covers the Sentencing of a Cleric in Saudi Arabia

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  Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who has been a critic of both the Saudi and Bahraini governments, was sentenced to death by the Specialized Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia, and Alhurra has been providing continuing coverage of the reaction. Al-Nimr was found guilty several charges […]

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  • The Board

    • Jeffrey Shell
    • Dr. Leon Aron
    • Matt Armstrong
    • Michael Kempner
    • John Forbes Kerry
    • Karen Kornbluh
    • Kenneth Weinstein
    • vacant