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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

BBG Calls For Release of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Journalist Held In Turkmenistan

Washington, D.C., July 13, 2006, The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has demanded the immediate release of a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) arrested by authorities in Turkmenistan and held incommunicado since June 18. BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson said a resolution condemning […]

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BBG Calls For Release of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Journalist Held In Turkmenistan

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has demanded the immediate release of a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) arrested by authorities in Turkmenistan and held incommunicado since June 18. BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson said a resolution condemning the arrest of Ogulsapar Muradova […]

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Broadcasting Budget Targets War on Terror

The proposed fiscal year 2007 budget for U.S. international broadcasting calls for an overall increase of 4.3% from fiscal year 2006 targeted to the war on terror and new technology. While proposed increases go primarily to Middle East Broadcasting Networks and Voice of America (VOA), […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Statement on Resignation of Norman J. Pattiz

Mr. Pattiz first came to the board five years ago, in October 2000, bringing with him an incredible enthusiasm for public service and for the foreign policy mission of the agency. The timing of his appointment to the board could not have been more fortuitous. […]

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Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman, BBG, Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee on International Relations, November 10, 2005

Chairman Rohrabacher, Ranking Member Delahunt, and members of the Subcommittee- Thank you for inviting me here today for this hearing. Can you imagine if on the day after 9/11 someone had told us that within two and a half years the United States would have […]

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Testimony of Mouafac Harb, Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on International Relations, November 10, 2005

Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate the opportunity to be here today to talk about Alhurra Television. From the beginning, we at Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa have considered ourselves a vital component in the war on terror, as we use professional […]

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BBG CALLS FOR RELEASE OF CAMBODIAN RADIO DIRECTOR

BBG CALLS FOR RELEASE OF CAMBODIAN RADIO DIRECTOR The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors today unanimously passed the following resolution regarding the arrest and incarceration of Mam Sonando, director of Beehive Radio in Phnom Penh. RESOLUTION BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS WHEREAS, the arrest and incarceration […]

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BBG RAMPS UP ARABIC BROADCASTS IN SUDAN

The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has taken steps to dramatically expand the reach of its radio broadcasts to the people of Sudan. The BBG has signed a letter of intent with the Government of Sudan that will allow its popular Arabic-language broadcasts of […]

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BBG Works to Overcome Iran’s Jamming of Persian Satellite News Broadcasts

Washington, DC, June 17, 2005 -The Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced it is using a third satellite to help overcome jamming of Persian-language news broadcasts during Iran’s election period. The broadcasts affected include Voice of America’s (VOA) direct-to-home Persian-language satellite television news programs, Radio […]

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Karzai Statements Affirm Importance of Broadcasting to Afghanistan

In a White House press conference this morning, Afghan President Hamid Karzai underscored his countrymen’s reliance on the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Liberty, and other international broadcasters. In response to a reporter’s question about the recent Newsweek report on the alleged Koran desecration […]

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