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


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 on the Killing of Correspondent Abdul-Hussein Khazal

This morning at 8:00 a.m. (12:00 a.m. EST) Alhurra correspondent Abdul-Hussein Khazal and his 3-year-old son Mohammed were killed outside of their home in Basra by an unknown number of gunmen. Abdul-Hussein had been a correspondent for Radio Sawa for nearly two years and joined […]

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Norman J. Pattiz chapter on Radio Sawa and Alhurra TV

Titled “Radio Sawa and Alhurra TV: Opening Channels of Mass Communication in the Middle East,” the chapter was written by Norman J. Pattiz, Chairman of the Middle East Committee of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. It appears in the book, Engaging the Arab & Islamic […]

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Innovative Health Journalism CD-ROM Unveiled

A Spanish-language Health Journalism CD-ROM, designed as a support and teaching tool for journalists, students and journalism educators, is being unveiled for Latin American journalists. The multi-media CD-ROM, which was funded primarily by the U.S. Agency for International Development, will allow journalists to access up-to-date […]

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Remarks byKenneth Y. TomlinsonChairmanBroadcasting Board of Governorsto Princeton University’s Woodrow WilsonSchool of Public and International Affairs

Dean Slaughter: thank you and your colleagues at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs for this invitation to deliver a public address as part of your ongoing Public Diplomacy Initiative. I believe it important for those of us involved in public diplomacy […]

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U.S. Begins Airborne Broadcasts of TV and Radio Martí to Cuba

For several hours on Saturday, Aug. 21, a Pennsylvania Air National Guard aircraft, operating within U.S. air space, broadcast Radio and Television Martí signals into Cuba. The action follows a recommendation to the President by the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba to carry […]

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9/11 Commission Report Cites Successes of U.S. International Broadcasting; Calls for Increased Funding

Citing the “promising initiatives” of U.S. international broadcasting in the Arab world, Iran and Afghanistan, the bi-partisan panel investigating the September 11, 2001 attacks called for increased funding for those efforts. “The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has asked for much larger resources,” the National […]

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BBG Signs Historic Agreement to put Aap ki Dunyaa on FM 101 Across Pakistan

In an historic agreement, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) signed a contract with Clarity Communications Pakistan that will allow listeners across that country to hear the new Urdu-language Radio Aap ki Dunyaa on the FM 101 Network. The agreement – signed by BBG Chairman […]

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New Urdu Radio Service Launched

Radio Aap ki Dunyaa, a new Urdu-language service of the Voice of America (VOA) began transmitting 12 hours a day today, providing millions of Pakistanis and other Urdu-speakers in India and the diaspora with news, information and entertainment. Aap ki Dunyaa – “Your World” in […]

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U.S.-Funded Radio and Television Make Significant Gains in Middle East Despite Anti-American Sentiments

After just six weeks on the air, the new U.S.-funded Arabic language TV channel Alhurra (Arabic for “The Free One”) has established itself as an important source of news and information for adults over the age of 15 in major cities across the Middle East, […]

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Testimony of Mouafac HarbNews DirectorMiddle East Television NetworkBefore the Subcommittee on International Operations andTerrorism Committee on Foreign Relations

Testimony of Mouafac Harb News Director Middle East Television Network Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism Committee on Foreign Relations April 29, 2004 Let me first thank you for inviting me to testify today. I am honored to have been given a role […]

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