Budget

BBG 2017 Budget Request Prioritizes Key Audiences And New Technologies

The BBG's FY 2017 budget request seeks to accelerate its market-driven shift to digital media, concentrate broadcasting to foreign policy priority audiences, better measure impact, and expand global distribution capabilities. Read More

Gallup-Russia Periphery

Credibility Of Russian Media Lacking In Baltic Nations

Russian speakers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania rank Kremlin-backed media as the least trustworthy among international, Russian Federation and domestic news sources, according to research presented by the BBG. Read More

Obama at Mosque

Alhurra, Radio Sawa Cover President Obama’s First Visit To A U.S. Mosque

Alhurra was the only Arabic-language television network to run the speech in its entirety with simultaneous translation. Read More

 

RFERL Journos

RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

Suadi-Iran

BBG Networks Provide Critical Information On Iranian-Saudi Crisis

VOA, RFE/RL and MBN are providing comprehensive Persian, Arabic and English language coverage on the soaring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Read More

SFRC

BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee To Target Smart Reform Of U.S. International Media

Chairman Shell, Governor Weinstein and CEO Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the importance of U.S. international media and options for reform. Read More.

New VOA Health Program Tackles HIV/AIDS Issue in Congo

Voice of America’s new French language program “Your Health–Your Future” (Votre Sante–Votre Avenir) goes on the air Saturday, with a dynamic and focused look at the impact HIV/AIDS is having in the Democratic Republic of Congo — and the practical steps needed to ease the […]

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BBG Invitation: Public Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The public is invited to join the Broadcasting Board of Governors for its first ever public meeting on Friday, June 3, 2011 in Washington, D.C.  The Board will provide an update on its strategic review and activities since June 2010, announce the Burke Award winners […]

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Host of Hit VOA Show Parazit Tells Senate Panel: People in Iran Want Basic Rights

Kambiz Hosseini, host of Voice of America’s popular Farsi language TV program, Parazit, told a U.S. Senate panel Wednesday, “Despite government pressure to limit freedom in Iran, my generation is sending a clear message to the Islamic republic: we want our basic rights as human […]

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Czechs and Slovaks Celebrate RFE Legacy

At celebrations marking this month’s 60th anniversary of RFE’s first broadcasts to communist Czechoslovakia, key personalities from Czech and Slovak politics and culture praised RFE’s role in toppling communism in Central and Eastern Europe. “RFE tore down the information barrier erected by the communist regime,” […]

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Prime Minister Sarkisian Commends "Useful Dialogue" with RFE’s Armenian Service

In a visit to RFE’s Yerevan bureau, Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian praised RFE’s Armenian Service for “exposing the country’s problems and shortcomings” and called it “an integral part” of Armenia’s life. “You advocate the values that prevail in the world today, such as democracy […]

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Alhurra Examines Harlem: The Melting Pot of Cultures and Religions

Alhurra explores the real face of Harlem through its critically acclaimed series Americans. The latest installment of Americans dives into the past and explores the present of the capital of black America. It examines the boom-and-bust of this New York City neighborhood that has been […]

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RFE’s Chief Washington Editor Receives Overseas Press Club Award

With his provocative examination of WikiLeaks and journalistic morality, Christian Caryl, Radio Free Europe’s (RFE) Washington Bureau Chief Editor, was awarded one of the first ever Overseas Press Club (OPC) awards for “Best Online Commentary.” “Why WikiLeaks Changes Everything” was published on the blog of […]

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Alhurra talks to Congressmen on the Death of Osama bin Laden and Arab Uprising

Alhurra’s correspondent Khaled Khairy conducted a series of interviews with key members of Congress and other political leaders from both parties during the annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala sponsored by the Arab American Institute Foundation.  The event took place in Washington DC […]

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Croatian President Josipovic Tells VOA of Improved Ties With Serbia and Bosnia

Croatian President Ivo Josipovic says his country’s relations with Serbia are improving and he fully backs Bosnian efforts to establish closer ties with NATO and the European Union. President Josipovic, who appeared Wednesday on VOA’s Croatian Service TV program Newsflash, expressed “full respect” for the […]

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VOA Website Traffic Spikes Following Death of Osama bin Laden

Voice of America website traffic was up sharply this week, as users around the world searched for news and information about al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and his death during a U.S. Special Operations raid in Pakistan. On Monday, there was a 180% spike […]

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