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 Focuses on the Lasting Impact of Terrorism with a Town Hall Meeting in Washington

Eight years after the Sept. 11th terrorist strikes, Alhurra Television brings together experts on the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy and homeland security for a frank discussion on the lasting effects of terrorism, as well as the U.S. government

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Radio Marti Covers Cuba’s First-Ever Blogging Competition

Radio Marti broadcast live, exclusive coverage of Cuba

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Condemns Sentencing of Saudi Man for Comments Made on Alhurra Television

The United States Broadcasting Board of Governors strongly condemns the decision by the Saudi Arabian judicial system to sentence Hadi al-Mutif to five additional years in prison for comments he made on Alhurra television in 2007. Al-Mutif commented on Alhurra’s program Eye on Democracy that […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Statement on the Release of Rahman Bunairee

The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomes the release today by United States immigration authorities of Rahman Bunairee, a Pakistani journalist who works for the Voice of America (VOA) and had been in custody since arriving to the U.S. on August 9. Mr. Bunairee is a […]

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BBG Broadcasters Offer Afghans Unprecedented Access to Candidates inAdvance of Presidential Election

Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, reaching the largest combined audience of any radio broadcaster in Afghanistan, are helping Afghans engage with presidential candidates in the lead up to the August 20 presidential election. VOA and RFE/RL, overseen by the Broadcasting Board of […]

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U.S. Defense Secretary Discusses Iranian Nuclear Threat and Mid-East Talks

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates discussed the United States’ drive to revive the staled Middle East peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, the Iranian and Hezbollah’s threat, the U.S. diplomatic overtures toward Iran and Syria and the situation in Iraq. The following are excerpts […]

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Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa Brought Mauritania’s Presidential Election to the Middle East and North Africa

Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa provided their audiences in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe with extensive coverage of Mauritania’s first presidential election since last August’s military coup that marked the beginning of authoritarian rule. Alhurra and Radio Sawa aired live updates and extensive […]

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Broadcasting Board and VOA Condemn Destruction of Reporter’s Home

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and the Voice of America (VOA) condemn the senseless attack on the home of VOA’s Deewa Radio journalist Rahman Bunairee in Bunir, Pakistan on July 8. “The attack unnecessarily endangered Bunairee’s innocent family, and caused them great loss,” said […]

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RFE/RL & VOA to Expand Reach into Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region

Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) will receive additional resources to expand critical radio broadcasts to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region as part of the $106 billion emergency war bill signed today. With the exception of VOA’s Radio Deewa, little independent news […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Battles Signal Interference by Multiplying Broadcasts of Persian Programs to Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors increased television, radio and Internet transmissions of the Persian-language programs of the Voice of America (VOA)’s Persian News Network and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Radio Farda to fight jamming and signal interference in Iran. “Despite accusations about foreign media, our […]

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