Gallu Event – Women in Africa

Women and Media: Africa in Focus

Join the BBG and Gallup for a discussion about women’s media consumption habits across Africa, and how those choices impact their lives. Read More

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

Development

BBG Provides Media Training to Reporters in Nile River Basin

Twenty-three journalists from 11 countries in the Nile Basin participated in a week long training on reporting environmental stories and learning more about how the Nile River connects their countries. 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

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

Alhurra TV Examines the Arab-American Experience

Alhurra, the Arabic-language satellite channel, will launch new episodes of the popular documentary series Americans. Starting Friday, Dec. 4, Americans will take an extensive look at the rich history of Arab-Americans through a five-part series focusing on Arab-Americans and their lives in the United States. […]

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Engy Anwar Reports Live From the Hajj for Alhurra’s Al Youm

Engy Anwar will take her Al Youm co-hosting duties to Saudi Arabia as she anchors Al Youm live from the Hajj. This is one of the first times a woman has reported live from the pilgrimage to Mecca. Al Youm viewers will have live updates […]

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Radio Marti Discusses Cuban Blogger’s Exchange with President Obama

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez spoke with Radio Marti today in a live interview to discuss her impressions of a recent email exchange with President Barack Obama that has been big news in Cuba and the Spanish-speaking world. The story was also posted on Martinoticias.com Sanchez, […]

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Despite Threats to Press Freedom BBG Broadcasts Attract Large Audiences

U.S. international broadcasting attracted wide audiences worldwide in 2009, particularly in key countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran, despite declines in press freedom and the targeting of journalists in some countries, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) announced today. More than 171 million people worldwide […]

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Implementation Strategies at Work

Build on BBG Reach and Impact Within the Muslim World VOA Urdu Documentary Explores Effects of Extremism and Terrorism VOA Urdu produced a 16-minute documentary examining the relationship between extremism and terrorism, and how they have affected the lives of people in United States and […]

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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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