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


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

Iraqi violence

BBG Networks Provide Critical Coverage of Crisis in Iraq and the Region

This interactive map provides an example of the breadth of early reporting in Iraq and the region by MBN, RFE/RL and VOA. Read 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


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

BBG Boosts Broadcasts to Georgia

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has implemented surge broadcasting in Georgian in response to the continuing crisis in the breakaway province of South Ossetia. News and information from the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reaches audiences in Georgia via […]

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BBG Honors Journalists Slain in the Line of Duty

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) dedicated its memorial to journalists slain in the line of duty, honoring ten fallen broadcasters and reporters. “While a journalist’s toolbox consists of pens, papers and sometimes a laptop, camera and microphone, the arsenal of the opponents of freedom […]

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Biographies of Slain BBG Journalists

Leonid Karas. Karas wrote for the Belarusian language service of RFE/RL. An emigre living in Germany, in September 1954 he was found drowned in suspicious circumstances in the Isar River. Abdulrachmann (Abo) Fatalibey. Fatalibey worked as chief editor for RFE/RL’s Azeri language service. Fatalibey, 46, […]

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Dedication of BBG Memorial to Slain Journalists

Opening Remarks – Governor Edward E. Kaufman Hello everyone, I am Ted Kaufman. On behalf of the all my colleagues at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, I would like to welcome you to the dedication of our memorial to BBG journalists slain in the line […]

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Radio Farda Consolidates Management

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will consolidate the management of Radio Farda under Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) as of July 7, 2008. RFE/RL and the Voice of America (VOA) had jointly operated this Persian-language radio and Internet service since its inception in December […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Corrects ProPublica’s Report on Alhurra Television

ProPublica’s “investigative report” on Alhurra television is so lacking in depth and accuracy that it can only be defined as sensationalism. It is filled with inaccuracies and innuendo that draw the reader to erroneous conclusions. With so much flawed reporting, this is not an attempt […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Corrects the CBS “60 Minutes” Story About Alhurra Television

A segment about Alhurra Television that aired Sunday night on the CBS program 60 Minutes distorted facts about the station’s audience research, its coverage of Israel, and its editorial practices. “60 Minutes unfairly portrayed Alhurra, which is watched by 26 million Arabic speakers in the […]

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Cuban Journalist Carlos Serpa Maceira Warned by Cuban State Against Reporting for Radio Martí;

Cuban journalist Carlos Serpa Maceira says he was warned by Cuban State Security against reporting for Radio Martí

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Challenges of the Internet<BR>Regulations and new media business models<BR><BR>Remarks of Joaquin Blaya<BR>Asia Media Summit

Nowadays, when anybody is called upon to speak about developments in the media industry, they invariably expound upon the revolutionary changes that have taken place in technology, editing, distribution and marketing. They speak about a communications revolution that has reached into every part of our […]

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