Budget

BBG 2017 Budget Request Prioritizes Key Audiences And New Technologies

The BBG's FY 2017 budget request seeks to accelerate its market-driven shift to digital media, concentrate broadcasting to foreign policy priority audiences, better measure impact, and expand global distribution capabilities. Read More

Gallup-Russia Periphery

Credibility Of Russian Media Lacking In Baltic Nations

Russian speakers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania rank Kremlin-backed media as the least trustworthy among international, Russian Federation and domestic news sources, according to research presented by the BBG. Read More

Obama at Mosque

Alhurra, Radio Sawa Cover President Obama’s First Visit To A U.S. Mosque

Alhurra was the only Arabic-language television network to run the speech in its entirety with simultaneous translation. Read More

 

RFERL Journos

RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

Suadi-Iran

BBG Networks Provide Critical Information On Iranian-Saudi Crisis

VOA, RFE/RL and MBN are providing comprehensive Persian, Arabic and English language coverage on the soaring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Read More

SFRC

BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee To Target Smart Reform Of U.S. International Media

Chairman Shell, Governor Weinstein and CEO Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the importance of U.S. international media and options for reform. Read More.

Governor Ashe Visits Asia, Meets with BBG Staff, Dignitaries

BBG Governor Victor Ashe and Dan Southerland, Executive Editor of Radio Free Asia, completed a four-country trip to Asia. The trip started off Jan. 16 in Seoul, and from there, he went to Bangkok, Phnom Penh and wrapped up in Hong Kong. While in Seoul, […]

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Alhurra Talks to Reps. Eshoo and Smith on Sectarian Violence in the Middle East

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar conducted a series of interviews with members of Congress after a congressional hearing on the increase in sectarian violence in Iraq and Egypt. The hearing, held by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission was prompted by the killing of at […]

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Parazit Creators Appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The creators of Parazit, the popular show from the Voice of America’s Persian News Network, made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Jan. 20. Host and writer Kambiz Hosseini and Saman Arbabi, the co-creator and executive producer, discussed their program’s satirical […]

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Radio Martí’s Groundbreaking “El Revoltillo”

“El Revoltillo” (“The Scramble”), a groundbreaking new program on Radio Martí, brings online classifieds to the airways, bridging the information gap in Cuba. This daily interactive broadcast connects buyers and sellers looking to make an exchange via cash, goods or services, a free market practice […]

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Girls’ Education is Focus of VOA-USAID Program

Nigerian girls are not enrolled in school due to poverty, early marriage, crowded classrooms, culture and poor infrastructure, said experts, government and religious leaders who spoke on “Girls’ Education” Thursday at a packed Town Hall meeting of about 3,000 people in the northern Nigerian city […]

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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Provide the Latest on the Upheaval in Tunisia

Alhurra and Radio Sawa’s intensive coverage of the Tunisian “revolution” started on Monday, Jan. 10th with comprehensive coverage of street protestors’ clashes with security forces in Tunisia. Extensive coverage continued throughout the week during newscasts and hourly updates. On Friday, Jan. 14th when Tunisian President […]

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VOA Show to Iran Surges in Popularity, Creators Invited on

The creators of a Voice of America TV program broadcast to Iran called “Parazit,” which has drawn comparisons to “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” are to appear on Stewart’s Comedy Central show Thursday to discuss their program’s satirical look at Iranian politics and politicians. […]

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World Leaders Speak Out for Imprisoned Belarusian Protesters

Former Czech President Vaclav Havel, former U.S. President George W. Bush, U.S. Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), and dozens of international leaders have taken to RFE’s airwaves in Belarus to call attention to the plight of hundreds of Belarusian activists jailed in the wake of the […]

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Governor Perino Gives Interview to Popular Russian Service Show

Former White House press secretary and current BBG Governor Dana Perino was recently interviewed by the Voice of America’s Russian Service. The interview was for the program Women Today, which tells success stories of extraordinary women in America to educate and inspire audiences in Russia, […]

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