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

State Department Official Discusses Counterterrorism on Alhurra TV

Man in TV studio

Alberto Fernandez, the State Department’s Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, sat down for an in-depth interview on Alhurra’s Inside Washington. During the 30-minute interview, Fernandez explained that terrorist groups, such as al-Qaida have changed the way they do business. “What you are seeing is the proliferation […]

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BBG’s Will Sullivan Speaks at SXSW Interactive

Man smiling at camera

BBG’s Director of Mobile, Will Sullivan, spoke at South By Southwest Interactive last week in a session entitled, “43 Tongues” about the launching the Voice of America mobile apps in 43 languages. Sullivan’s session was part of SXSWi’s “Future 15″ emerging and new technology track, focused […]

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Alhurra Television Interviews The US Ambassador To Algeria

Man with multiple flags behind him speaking into Alhurra microphone

The US Ambassador to Algeria, Henry S. Ensher spoke with Alhurra’s State Department Correspondent Michel Ghandour about the upcoming presidential election, the calls for boycott and the American-Algerian relations. “We have no role in this election,” Amb. Ensher said when asked about the U.S. involvement,  […]

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Television Viewership Ubiquitous in Egypt

L-R: MBN Director of Audience Research Diana Turecek, Gallup Senior Analyst and Senior Practice Consultant Mohamed Younis

WASHINGTON (March 13, 2014) – Despite the political changes that have occurred in Egypt over the past several years, the media sources upon which people are relying for news and information have not changed significantly, according to media research data released today by the Broadcasting Board […]

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Radio Sawa Interviews Sen. John McCain on Syria

side profile of Sen. John McCain

Radio Sawa’s Washington correspondent Zaid Oshana interviewed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who shared his thoughts on Syria and what the U.S. should do. He stated, “I think we should give thousands of weapons to the resistance, we do know the people to give it to. […]

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VOA and Martí Coverage of Venezuela Crisis Reaching Audiences Throughout Latin America

Ana Herrero reporting from the streets of Caracas

Despite the Venezuelan government’s threats to international media, the Voice of America and the Martís are providing unvarnished information about the persisting unrest. VOA ’s Spanish Service is reporting from the streets of Caracas, on Capitol Hill and from the diaspora communities in Miami and […]

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Senator Kaine Talks to Alhurra TV about Syria and Ukraine

Senator Kaine speaks with Alhurra reporter

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) spoke with Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar about the humanitarian crisis facing Syria’s neighboring countries as refugees continue to stream across borders. He noted that while the U.S. is the biggest provider of humanitarian aid in the world, the Syria refugee […]

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VOA Reports on Cell Phone Use in North Korea

three people on a street using cell phones

Washington, D.C., March 4th, 2014 – VOA Korean Service reporter Yonho Kim will participate in a joint VOA-U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS panel discussion, “Telecommunications and Technology in North Korea,” on Thursday, March 6. Kim will discuss cell phone use in North Korea. Mr. […]

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BBG Budget Request Tied to Global Priorities and Evolving Media Environments

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WASHINGTON (March 4, 2014) – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced its FY 2015 budget request, which will help U.S. international media meet strategic priorities in light of dynamic global communications environments and current spending constraints. “This agency has a strategic imperative to […]

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Alhurra-Iraq Reports Making an Impact

Father and son hug as they are reunited after 4 years

Two families’ lives have changed forever, thanks to recent reports on Alhurra-Iraq. In one story, Alhurra-Iraq examined the living conditions in juvenile rehabilitation centers in Baghdad, and spoke with Wissam, a teenager who had been in the detention center for four years. A few day […]

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