Kurdish Partnership

VOA Partners with NRT TV in Iraqi Kurdistan

Voice of America’s Kurdish-language TV program is now airing on the regional NRT TV, one of the most popular channels in Iraqi Kurdistan.  More

Greek

Voice of America Ends Greek Broadcasts

After 72 years on air, the Voice of America Greek Service — one of its longest-running language services — is signing off today for the last time, bidding adieu to loyal listeners in Greece, Cyprus, and beyond. More

Turkey Gallup

New Research Findings on Turkey Reveal Kurdish Media Habits

“Looking at the media environment today in Turkey, it is clear that the Voice of America is still critically needed,” said BBG Governor Ken Weinstein. More

Iraqi violence

BBG Networks Provide Critical Coverage of Crisis in Iraq and the Region

This interactive map provides an example of the breadth of early reporting in Iraq and the region by MBN, RFE/RL and VOA. Read More

Haiti Prez

Haitian President Appears on VOA Creole Programs

Haitian President Michel Martelly visited VOA Creole to talk about the future of Haiti, its growth, defense and its future. More

Burke

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

New Programming and Events

In early October, RFA Korean launched a new weekly show featuring prominent North Korean defector Ko Young Hwan. Ko defected from the North Korean embassy in Brazzaville, Congo in the early 1990s. The question-andanswer- style show takes on a variety of topics, including North Korea

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Sec. Hillary Clinton Discusses Middle East Peace Process and the U.S.’s Relationship with Syria During an Interview on Alhurra Television

During an interview with Alhurra Television, the United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, discussed the Middle East peace process, U.S.

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Transmission Updates

The reach of RFE/RL

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BBG Nominations Sent to Senate

The White House announced in a press release Nov. 19 that the President has nominated eight people to the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The current Board will remain in place until new members are confirmed by the Senate. The nominees are: Walter Isaacson (Chair) Michael […]

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BBG Broadcasters Remember 1989 Revolutions, World Remembers Role of Broadcasting

The world celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989 followed by the 20th anniversary of Czechoslovakia

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Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Talks about the Expectations for the Peace Process During an Interview on Alhurra

During an interview with Alhurra Television, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy Dan Meridor discussed the peace process, Israel and Hezbollah and Iran

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U.S. International Broadcasting into the War Zones: Iraq and Afghanistan

D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, Joaquin Blaya, and Steven J. Simmons of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) testified today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues on “U.S. International Broadcasting into the War Zones: […]

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Transmission Updates and New Programming

Transmission Updates VOA inaugurated a new radio station in Somalia

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Threats to Journalists

Rahman Bunairee was granted asylum in the U.S. in a hearing on October 19, making him eligible to begin work for Deewa Radio. Bunairee arrived in the US in August on a J-1 visa, but was first detained by immigration authorities and then denied permission […]

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Implementation Strategies at Work

Employ Modern Communication Techniques and Technologies RFA Vietnamese Starts New Webcast RFA’s Vietnamese Service, which broadcasts on radio, began producing a webcast of news, posted on both the RFA site and YouTube. The show is shot in an improvised studio with a green screen, and […]

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