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


Voice of America Ends Greek Broadcasts

After 72 years on air, the Voice of America Greek Service — one of its longest-running language services — is signing off today for the last time, bidding adieu to loyal listeners in Greece, Cyprus, and beyond. 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


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

BBG Works to Overcome Iran’s Jamming of Persian Satellite News Broadcasts

Washington, DC, June 17, 2005 -The Broadcasting Board of Governors today announced it is using a third satellite to help overcome jamming of Persian-language news broadcasts during Iran’s election period. The broadcasts affected include Voice of America’s (VOA) direct-to-home Persian-language satellite television news programs, Radio […]

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Karzai Statements Affirm Importance of Broadcasting to Afghanistan

In a White House press conference this morning, Afghan President Hamid Karzai underscored his countrymen’s reliance on the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Liberty, and other international broadcasters. In response to a reporter’s question about the recent Newsweek report on the alleged Koran desecration […]

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BBG Announces Significant Increase in Satellite TV News to Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced a significant increase in satellite television news broadcast into Iran. The Voice of America (VOA) program News & Views, which for nearly two years has been a nightly 30-minute direct-to-home satellite TV broadcast, is doubling in length […]

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Funding Requests: Increase U.S. Broadcasting to Iran, Extend Alhurra TV To Europe

The Voice of America will be able to significantly expand satellite television broadcasting to Iran with funds contained in the Bush Administration

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Statement on the Killing of Correspondent Abdul-Hussein Khazal

This morning at 8:00 a.m. (12:00 a.m. EST) Alhurra correspondent Abdul-Hussein Khazal and his 3-year-old son Mohammed were killed outside of their home in Basra by an unknown number of gunmen. Abdul-Hussein had been a correspondent for Radio Sawa for nearly two years and joined […]

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Norman J. Pattiz chapter on Radio Sawa and Alhurra TV

Titled “Radio Sawa and Alhurra TV: Opening Channels of Mass Communication in the Middle East,” the chapter was written by Norman J. Pattiz, Chairman of the Middle East Committee of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. It appears in the book, Engaging the Arab & Islamic […]

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Innovative Health Journalism CD-ROM Unveiled

A Spanish-language Health Journalism CD-ROM, designed as a support and teaching tool for journalists, students and journalism educators, is being unveiled for Latin American journalists. The multi-media CD-ROM, which was funded primarily by the U.S. Agency for International Development, will allow journalists to access up-to-date […]

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Remarks byKenneth Y. TomlinsonChairmanBroadcasting Board of Governorsto Princeton University’s Woodrow WilsonSchool of Public and International Affairs

Dean Slaughter: thank you and your colleagues at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs for this invitation to deliver a public address as part of your ongoing Public Diplomacy Initiative. I believe it important for those of us involved in public diplomacy […]

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U.S. Begins Airborne Broadcasts of TV and Radio Martí to Cuba

For several hours on Saturday, Aug. 21, a Pennsylvania Air National Guard aircraft, operating within U.S. air space, broadcast Radio and Television Martí signals into Cuba. The action follows a recommendation to the President by the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba to carry […]

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9/11 Commission Report Cites Successes of U.S. International Broadcasting; Calls for Increased Funding

Citing the “promising initiatives” of U.S. international broadcasting in the Arab world, Iran and Afghanistan, the bi-partisan panel investigating the September 11, 2001 attacks called for increased funding for those efforts. “The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has asked for much larger resources,” the National […]

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