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

Opening Remarks of Under Secretary Paula J. Dobriansky at "New Media vs. New Censorship: The Authoritarian Assault on Information" Workshop

Thank you, Steve, for that kind introduction and thanks to the other governors and distinguished guests both here and with us on line for participating. It is a pleasure to be here. I have long held high regard for the critically important roles the Board […]

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BBG Workshop Highlights Sophistication and Growth of Web Censorship

The increasing sophistication of web censorship by authoritarian governments creates significant challenges to unleashing the Internet

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Cubans Tune to Radio Marti in Aftermath of Hurricane Ike

With expanded newscasts and extensive coverage, Radio Mart

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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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