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

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

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

Broadcasting Budget Strengthens Targeted Programming

The proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for U.S. international broadcasting calls for an overall increase of 3.8% from the anticipated fiscal year 2007 level that strengthens targeted programming to provide essential access to news and information to critical audiences. The budget proposal is also aimed […]

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Announcement Regarding BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson

Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson has asked President Bush not to put his name in nomination for another term. Tomlinson said he serves at the pleasure of the President and plans to remain in office until his successor is confirmed. In a […]

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BBG Statement Regarding Closure of Affiliate in Azerbaijan

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) expressed its dismay and concern at the sudden and forcible closure of Azerbaijan

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U.S. INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING TO GIVE ELECTION RESULTS IN 56 LANGUAGES

As voters go to the polls on November 7, U.S. international broadcasters are gearing up to provide detailed election coverage and analysis in 56 languages around the world. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson said the U.S. midterm elections give the world […]

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VOA DIRECTOR APPOINTED

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Danforth W. Austin as the Director of the Voice of America (VOA). He will have the overall responsibility for the planning, organization, direction and policy application of all VOA broadcasting activities. Austin […]

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BBG Increases Persian Television With Debut of VOA’s Late Edition

The Voice of America (VOA) has launched Late Edition, increasing VOA’s original, seven-days-a-week Persian-language television broadcasts to Iran and elsewhere to three hours followed by repeats, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) announced today. Iranian viewers can watch Late Edition at 10:00 p.m. Iran time […]

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BBG Calls For Release of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Journalist Held In Turkmenistan

Washington, D.C., July 13, 2006, The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has demanded the immediate release of a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) arrested by authorities in Turkmenistan and held incommunicado since June 18. BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson said a resolution condemning […]

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BBG Calls For Release of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Journalist Held In Turkmenistan

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has demanded the immediate release of a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) arrested by authorities in Turkmenistan and held incommunicado since June 18. BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson said a resolution condemning the arrest of Ogulsapar Muradova […]

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Broadcasting Budget Targets War on Terror

The proposed fiscal year 2007 budget for U.S. international broadcasting calls for an overall increase of 4.3% from fiscal year 2006 targeted to the war on terror and new technology. While proposed increases go primarily to Middle East Broadcasting Networks and Voice of America (VOA), […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Statement on Resignation of Norman J. Pattiz

Mr. Pattiz first came to the board five years ago, in October 2000, bringing with him an incredible enthusiasm for public service and for the foreign policy mission of the agency. The timing of his appointment to the board could not have been more fortuitous. […]

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