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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. International Broadcasters Participate in DRM Tests

U.S. international broadcasters are participating in tests of Digital Radio Mondiale (www.drm.org) broadcasts designed to provide potential listeners with improved shortwave and medium-wave (AM) reception. The Broadcasting Board of Governors (www.bbg.gov), which oversees all U.S. nonmilitary international broadcasting, said DRM planned to test broadcasts from […]

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U.S. International Broadcasters Spotlight Anti-Government Protests in Iran

Washington, D.C., June 13, 2003

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Testimony of Pedro Roig, Director, Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives

  Testimony of Pedro Roig Director Office of Cuba Broadcasting Before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Committee on International Relations U.S. House of Representatives June 11, 2003     Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee, I am Pedro Roig, Director of the Office […]

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BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Testimony Before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere,Committee on International Relations,U.S. House of Representatives

Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Chairman, Broadcasting Board of Governors Testimony Before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere Committee on International Relations U.S. House of Representatives June 11, 2003             Mr. Chairman:  I want to thank you and your Committee for holding this hearing and giving us […]

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Radio Sawa Expands Coverage Inside Iraq

Radio Sawa, the Arabic-language music, news and information service, has increased the number of correspondents and the amount of news coverage inside Iraq as it marks the first-year anniversary of broadcasting information tailored specifically for Iraqis. Since the fall of Saddam Hussein

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China’s Control of News and Information May Have Worsened SARS Epidemic, Broadcasters Say

Washington, D.C. June 5, 2003 – China’s control of news and information prevented people from receiving information about SARS and may have worsened the epidemic, U.S. international broadcasters told a federal commission today. “To this day, China’s statistics remain dubious and not credible,” Jay Henderson, […]

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Opening Remarks on “Celebrating Our Diversity” Ceremony, May 28th, 2003, by Seth Cropsey, Director, International Broadcasting Bureau

THE ENDS OF DIVERSITY It is a great pleasure for me to have this opportunity to speak on Diversity Day and to share some thoughts about the important role diversity plays in American history and in our daily lives. America has always been a diverse […]

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Iran Blocks Radio Farda,Voice of America Persian Websites

The Iranian government is blocking the websites of Voice of America (VOA) Persian (www.voanews.com/Persian) and Radio Farda (www.radiofarda.com) to prevent Iran

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New Radio Transmitters in Afghanistan Reach Nationwide

Two 400 kilowatt transmitters installed by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) are operating in Afghanistan, giving the country nationwide, medium-wave (AM) radio service for the first time. The transmitters are especially significant because they will allow programs to reach all listeners in Afghanistan. One […]

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U.S. International Broadcasting Starts Transmissions In Northern Iraq

Radio Sawa, the Arabic language station, has begun broadcasting 24 hours a day from FM transmitters in Erbil and Sulaimanya, two cities in Northern Iraq, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) announced today. Voice of America (VOA) Kurdish and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Arabic, […]

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