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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

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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Statement of Norman J. Pattiz Chairman, Middle East Committee Broadcasting Board of Governors Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism Committee on Foreign Relations

Statement of Norman J. Pattiz Chairman, Middle East Committee Broadcasting Board of Governors Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism Committee on Foreign Relations April 29, 2004 Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, I welcome the opportunity to appear before you today to […]

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Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman Broadcasting Board of Governors Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism Committee on Foreign Relations

Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman Broadcasting Board of Governors Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism Committee on Foreign Relations April 29, 2004 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, we greatly appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to talk about […]

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BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson’s Testimony Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary And Related Agencies

Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman Broadcasting Board of Governors before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary And Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations April 1, 2004 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, we greatly appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today […]

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Steven J. Simmons Re-Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Steven J. Simmons, a Greenwich, Conn., cable company executive, has been re-appointed to a three-year term on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the bipartisan, nine-member board which supervises all U.S. international, nonmilitary broadcasting. The Senate on Friday confirmed Governor Simmons, who was nominated by […]

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Edward E. Kaufman Re-Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Edward E. Kaufman of Wilmington, Del., has been re-appointed to a three-year term on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the bipartisan, nine-member board which supervises all U.S. international, nonmilitary broadcasting. The Senate confirmed Kaufman, who was nominated by President George W. Bush. Kaufman, who […]

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Ukraine BBG Resolution

RESOLVED: WHEREAS, on March 3, 2004, Ukrainian authorities raided the offices of Radio Kontynent, an FM radio station in Kyiv that broadcasts the Ukrainian-language programs of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), the Voice of America (VOA), and other international broadcasters, confiscated the station’s transmission equipment, […]

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BBG Urges Ukraine to End Its Campaign Against Media

Washington, D.C., March 10, 2004 – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) unanimously passed a resolution today urging the Government of Ukraine to “end its campaign of intimidation and pressure on independent media.” The BBG, which supervises all U.S. nonmilitary international broadcasting, including Radio Free […]

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BBG Seeks to Enhance Broadcasting to Ukraine

U.S. international broadcasting officials are exploring new ways to reach listeners in the Ukraine in the wake of a crackdown on media. “We are committed to seeing that millions of Ukrainians continue to receive trusted news and information that is vital to helping them make […]

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