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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

Cuba’s Cyber Cafes the Topic of the Latest Avanza Cuba

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Radio and Television Martí’s popular series Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward) returned on October 2 with a special program focusing on Cuba’s 118 state-run cyber cafes. The live episode, titled Avanza Cuba: Cuba’s Cyber Cafes, examined the cost of running the cafes, their effectiveness in bringing […]

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RFE/RL Azeri Journalists Win Global Investigative Reporting Award

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RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service correspondents Khadija Ismayilova and Nushabe Fatullayeva, along with journalists Pavla Holcova and Jaromir Hason, have won a 2013 Global Shining Light Award for their work in exposing “questionable business dealings” involving the family of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. The award was presented […]

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Kenneth Weinstein Joins the BBG

IBB Deputy Director Jeff Trimble swears in Kenneth Weinstein as a member of the BBG.

WASHINGTON- Kenneth Weinstein was sworn in today as the newest member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the independent federal agency that oversees all US government-supported civilian media. On September 23, the Senate unanimously approved the President’s nomination of Weinstein to the board. “The work […]

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RFE/RL Produces Documentary on Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai speaks with RFE/RL

Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Pakistani Taliban one year ago. On the anniversary of that attack, Radio Mashaal‘s Abdul Hai Kakar, the journalist who first brought Malala to the world’s attention in 2009 as an 11-year old girl who was being deprived of an […]

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Alhurra Airs Exclusive Footage of Capitol Car Chase

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Alhurra cameraman Danny Farkas was on Capitol Hill shooting a story on the government shutdown on Oct. 3rd when a car followed by several police cars came into his shot. Farkas immediately started filming the scene that was unfolding in front of his camera. He […]

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Update: Status of Operations

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BBG operations have returned to normal. Employees and contractors should return to work on their next regularly scheduled work day. This will be Thursday, October 17 for most individuals.

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Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors Scheduled for October 23

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Wednesday, October 23 at the BBG headquarters in Washington, D.C. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m. The Board’s agenda includes reform of the Board’s committee structure, including establishment of special […]

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Information about Pay and Unemployment Benefits

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Agency federal employees with questions regarding payroll, timesheets and/or unemployment benefits during the partial government shutdown will find updated information on these topics in the Frequently Asked Questions document posted on this website under Lapse in Appropriations Guidance.  The newly-updated FAQs are here.  For any further […]

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Core BBG Activities to Continue During U.S. Government Shutdown

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Many parts of the Broadcasting Board of Governors have had to shut down due to a lapse in appropriations for the U.S. federal government, but BBG-supported media are still bringing news and information programs to audiences around the world. U.S. international media activities under the […]

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Status of Operations

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Due to a lapse in appropriations, many parts of the federal government have to shut down – including many offices of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Employees can call 202-382-8222 for information on the status of agency operations. Employees are expected to report to work […]

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