John Kerry on VOA

Kerry Talks with VOA about Peace Prize Winners and Afghan Peace Prospects

Secretary of State John Kerry sat down for a one-on-one interview with the chief of VOA’s Afghan Service. More

Hong Kong

VOA, RFA Evade Chinese Government Censors with Coverage of Hong Kong Protests

While the coverage of the Hong Kong protests by international broadcasters such as CNN and BBC are being blacked out in China, RFA and VOA continue to reach mainland audiences with unbiased news and information. More

Ebola

Providing Life Saving Information

Voice of America's extensive coverage and comprehensive resources are giving life saving information to communities affected by the Ebola epidemic. Read More

Gallup Women in Africa

Impact of Women’s Media Choices– BBG Research Findings on Seven African Countries

The BBG, together with Gallup, hosted a research briefing about women’s media consumption habits across seven African countries, and how those choices affect their lives.  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

Iraq’s Deputy Finance Minister Visits Alhurra

Iraqi Deputy Finance Minister Safa al-Din Al-Safi

On his official trip to attend the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group in Washington D.C., Iraqi Deputy Finance Minister Safa al-Din Al-Safi paid a visit to Alhurra’s Springfield, Va. headquarters and studios. Following a brief tour, Mr. Al-Safi met with […]

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BBG Reviews Its Operations in Asia, Discusses Foreign Policy Priority Items

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WASHINGTON (April 11, 2014) — At its April meeting, the Broadcasting Board of Governors took an in-depth look at the activities and accomplishments of Radio Free Asia, examining its impact and discussing RFA’s role in U.S. international media. The BBG also discussed its networks’ response […]

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Ukraine and Crimea: Getting the Word Out and Serving Audience Needs in the Region

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Tensions continued to rise this week as Russia retained control of Crimea, people across Ukraine remained on edge, protests continued to erupt, and residents of nearby countries wondered what might come next.  Amid the uncertainty, the journalists supported by the Broadcasting Board of Governors provided […]

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BBG Announces 2014 Burke Award Winners

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At its meeting today, the Broadcasting Board of Governors announced the winners of the 2014 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards for exceptional integrity, bravery, and originality in reporting. The 2014 winners represent each of the BBG networks and have tackled topics ranging from ethnic conflict […]

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BBG Governor Matt Armstrong Visits Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station

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On April 6-7, BBG Governor Matt Armstrong visited the Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station outside Greenville, North Carolina.  Armstrong toured the property and met with staff to learn more about the operations of the facility. “Meeting with this hard-working and dedicated staff was an honor,” […]

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BBG Networks Cover Afghan Elections

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As Afghans went to the polls on April 5, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors provided extensive coverage – during the campaigns, throughout Election Day, and immediately after. Voice of America’s Ashna TV and Radio provided wall-to-wall coverage of the landmark vote, beginning […]

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VOA Co-Produces Dangdut Singing Competition for National Television in Indonesia

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Question: What do you get when you blend Arabic, Indian and Indonesian music? Answer: Dangdut.  And what do you get when American singers compete to be the best in the U.S. at Dangdut, a genre that has millions of fans in Indonesia? […]

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BBG Networks Provide Coverage of Realities in Crimea and Ukraine

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As the standoff in Crimea continues, the networks of the BBG are enhancing their coverage and distribution of programming to the volatile region. Last week, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) launched a Crimea-focused website, “Crimea Realities.” In its first six days the site was visited […]

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Russia Clamps Down Further on U.S. International Media

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, visits the headquarters of "Russia Today" TV channel in Moscow, Russia, (AP Photo/Yuri Kochetkov, Pool)

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. In a one-sentence letter dated March 21, Dmitry Kiselev, the director of the information agency Rossiya Segodnya (Russia Today), […]

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VOA Marks 20 Years Since Rwandan Genocide with Panel Event on the Role of Mass Media

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twenty years ago this month a killing spree began in a small country in Central Africa.  Several weeks went by before the world learned the extent of the killings – learned that a genocide was under way in Rwanda.  We now know […]

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