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.

VOA Exclusive: Smuggled Video Shows Tibetan Monk Who Set Himself on Fire – Refutes Chinese Claims of ‘Normal Life’ in Region

Voice of America has obtained rare video smuggled out of a Tibetan area of southwest China, where a young Tibetan monk died recently after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese policies. VOA’s Tibetan Service posted the video on its website (click here) along with […]

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Kosovo’s President Jahjaga Talks to VOA

Kosovo’s first female president, Atifete Jahjaga, tells VOA that her selection to the post by parliament this month lays the foundation for direct elections in the near future. In her first interview since becoming president on April 7, Jahjaga told VOA’s Albanian Service that her […]

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New VOA iPhone App Empowers Citizen Journalists

Voice of America’s Russian Service has rolled out a new iPhone app that does more than just deliver the latest news and information – it lets citizen journalists use their mobile devices to upload and share short reports, photos or video about key events in […]

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David Ensor to Serve as Director of Voice of America

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has selected award-winning broadcaster and communications executive David Ensor to serve as the next director of the Voice of America (VOA). VOA reaches an audience of 123 million people with unbiased news and information in 44 languages across multiple […]

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Alhurra Interviews Senator Joseph Lieberman

Alhurra’s Inside Washington aired an interview with Senator Joseph Lieberman on April 16, 2011. Senator Lieberman discussed the situation in Libya, challenges facing the U.S. and the misconceptions about the United States in the Middle East. Hosted by Robert Satloff, Inside Washington is a weekly […]

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VOA Reporter June Soh Wins Bronze Medal at New York Festivals Television and Film Awards

Voice of America reporter and videographer June Soh has won a Bronze Medal at the 2011 New York Festivals World’s Best Television & Films Award, one of the most respected competitions in the world, with entries from more than 35 countries. Soh, who was presented […]

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VOA’s Steve Herman Visits Site of Japan

VOA correspondent Steve Herman is back in the forefront of reporting the Japanese nuclear disaster story after he and another American journalist became the first to reach the grounds of the crippled Fukushima-1 power plant. Herman, traveling with a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, […]

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VOA Launches "Journalism in the Crosshairs," with Reporter Fatima Tlisova

Award-winning investigative journalist Fatima Tlisova, who writes extensively about Russia, Islam and the Caucusus, has teamed up with Voice of America on a multi-media project aimed at telling the difficult stories that reporters are often punished for pursuing. More than a blog, the Russian language […]

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April Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Thursday, April 14 at the headquarters of Radio Free Asia in Washington, D.C. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. and will be webcast, both live and on-demand, at www.bbg.gov. The Board will hear […]

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Radio Martí and RFE’s Radio Svaboda Collaborate

Radio Martí and RFE’s Belarusian Service, Radio Svaboda, collaborated for the first time to create a radio bridge between the Belarusian and Cuban people. Well-known Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez and Belarusian democracy activist Nasta Palanshanka talked about their experiences and current events in their respective […]

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


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