Burundi

VOA On the Front Lines of Political Crisis in Burundi

Voice of America is leading international coverage of the political upheaval in Burundi with on-the-scene reporting and new programming in Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, French, Swahili, and English.  Read More

 

April Board Meeting

Martís an Essential News Source in Cuba Amidst Policy Changes

“Our work in Cuba is important, perhaps now more than ever," said Chairman Shell. "Some may think our work there is done, but in many ways our work is just beginning.”  Read more

Iraq Gallup

In Iraq, TV Ubiquitous and Internet Use Rising

Amid major political transitions and conflict, Iraq remains a market dominated by TV. This is despite the attention given to ISIL’s use of Internet and new media, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup. Read More

FY2016 Budget

BBG 2016 Budget Request Calls for Expansion in Key Markets and Technologies

The BBG is seeking $751.5 million to increase global engagement, move more aggressively into television and digital media, and support high priority audiences. Read More

Khadija

Azerbaijan Doubles Journalist’s Jail Time

“The extension of her sentence can only be interpreted as an act of revenge by Azeri authorities against the country’s leading investigative reporter,” said Nenad Pejic, RFE/RL editor in chief and co-CEO.  Read More

Audience

U.S. International Media Attract Record Audience Of 215 Million

The BBG’s networks draw a record-high audience of 215 million people each week, according to a new report. This includes noteworthy increases in competitive media markets, on television and online. Read More

Iranian Parazit Fans Throw Viewing Party

Fans of the Voice of America’s Persian News Network’s satirical program Parazit got together for a “Parazit Party” in Iran. It’s no wonder Parazit now has more than 170,000 Facebook fans, up from 110,000 just a couple of months ago. The show offers biting humor […]

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Alhurra Darfur Documentary in Cairo Human Rights Film Festival

Alhurra Television’s original documentary, Konoungo: The Darfurian Exile has received top billing at the third Cairo Human Rights Film Festival.  Alhurra’s critically acclaimed documentary Konoungo: The Darfurian Exile will air on the first screening day of the four-day Festival followed by a discussion of the […]

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Cubans Call In to Radio Marti

Radio Marti opened its microphones to the Cuban public to join its newly formatted program Con Voz Propia (With Your Own Voice).  It is part of a fresh 360-degree approach to news and information that encourages audience participation and interactive exchange of ideas across Marti’s […]

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Governor Victor Ashe and MBN President Brian Conniff Visit Alhurra

Broadcasting Board of Governors Governor Victor Ashe and Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) President Brian Conniff have embarked on a four country trip to the Middle East. While in Cairo, Ashe and Conniff met with bloggers and members of the local media to discuss the […]

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VOA Covers the U.S. Midterm Elections

Election Day. A “live standup” from the White House, a cut-in from our congressional reporter on the VOA rooftop, a live-shot from VOA’s bureau in LA, another from the State Department, then to Islamabad, and back to the studio where analysts discussed the midterm elections […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Invite Egyptians to Participate in Election Coverage

On Sunday, Nov. 28th, Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s journalists will blanket Egypt to provide comprehensive coverage of the Egyptian Parliamentary election. In addition to reports from correspondents, both networks are encouraging viewers to send in their thoughts and videos regarding 2010 Egyptian Parliamentary election through […]

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November Board Meeting Includes Inaugural Ideas Lab

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) hosted outside experts in its inaugural Ideas Lab on Nov. 18-19 to explore opportunities and obstacles to engaging overseas audiences through social media.  Four experts — Chris Hughes, founder of Jumo and co-founder of Facebook; Xiao Qiang, professor of […]

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Released Azeri Blogger Listened To RFE While In Prison

Despite his imprisonment, Azeri blogger and youth activist Adnan Hajizade was still able to get information from the outside world – thanks to RFE’s Azerbaijani Service, Radio Azadliq. Following this week’s early release of the two Azeri political bloggers jailed last year on widely disputed […]

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RFE, Afghan Air Force Deliver Thousands Of Radios To Remote Afghan Villages, Refugee Camps

On the eve of parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, RFE’s Radio Azadi — with the help of the Afghan Air Force and U.S. military — has launched a new initiative to help Afghans participate in the democratic process by having access to reliable news and information. […]

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VOA Journalist Named One of Most Influential Women in Ukraine

Myroslava Gongadze, the host of VOA’s popular Ukrainian language television news program, “Chas-Time,” has been named one of the 100 most influential women in Ukraine. Ms. Gongadze is 52nd on this year’s Focus magazine list, which includes women from politics, business, the media and other […]

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  • The Board

    • Jeffrey Shell
    • Dr. Leon Aron
    • Matt Armstrong
    • Michael Kempner
    • John Forbes Kerry
    • Karen Kornbluh
    • Kenneth Weinstein
    • vacant