Burundi

VOA On the Front Lines of Political Crisis in Burundi

Voice of America is leading international coverage of the political upheaval in Burundi with on-the-scene reporting and new programming in Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, French, Swahili, and English.  Read More

 

April Board Meeting

Martís an Essential News Source in Cuba Amidst Policy Changes

“Our work in Cuba is important, perhaps now more than ever," said Chairman Shell. "Some may think our work there is done, but in many ways our work is just beginning.”  Read more

Iraq Gallup

In Iraq, TV Ubiquitous and Internet Use Rising

Amid major political transitions and conflict, Iraq remains a market dominated by TV. This is despite the attention given to ISIL’s use of Internet and new media, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup. Read More

FY2016 Budget

BBG 2016 Budget Request Calls for Expansion in Key Markets and Technologies

The BBG is seeking $751.5 million to increase global engagement, move more aggressively into television and digital media, and support high priority audiences. Read More

Khadija

Azerbaijan Doubles Journalist’s Jail Time

“The extension of her sentence can only be interpreted as an act of revenge by Azeri authorities against the country’s leading investigative reporter,” said Nenad Pejic, RFE/RL editor in chief and co-CEO.  Read More

Audience

U.S. International Media Attract Record Audience Of 215 Million

The BBG’s networks draw a record-high audience of 215 million people each week, according to a new report. This includes noteworthy increases in competitive media markets, on television and online. Read More

Radio Free Afghanistan Covers Surprise Obama Visit

When President Obama paid a surprise visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on March 28, Radio Free Afghanistan stood apart from all other local media outlets with its comprehensive coverage. The Afghan Service not only reported the substance of the President

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Drug Smugglers Recruiting Afghan Children, Tajik Service Reports

On March 30, the Tajik Service revealed that, due to the Tajik government

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African Music Treasures Blog: "Simply Incredible"

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VOA Russian Offers New Website

VOA has unveiled a new website for mobile phone users in the Russian Federation

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Ethiopian Government Now Jamming All Horn of Africa Broadcasts

VOA detected that, beginning around March 29, the Ethiopian government began jamming the Horn of Africa Service

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VOA Urdu Scoops Media in Pakistan

The former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, was in Seattle, Washington March 14 for a special address to the Pakistani diaspora. VOA Urdu was the only TV outlet granted access to the event, and it was therefore the only news source to get Musharraf

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VOA Launches Internet-Based English Lessons in Farsi

Farsi speakers have a new online destination to use to learn English. The Farsi-language version of goEnglish.me was launched March 20th as part of PNN

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SMS Initiative in Africa Attracting New Subscribers for VOA

Over the last several months the French, Hausa, Swahili and Zimbabwe services implemented an SMS initiative that brings Africa Division news alerts to Africa

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Major Pakistani TV Networks Carry Scoop by VOA Urdu Website

On February 27, VOA Urdu broke news of the identities of two Pakistani national cricket players under investigation for match-fixing. Shortly after the exclusive story was posted to the Urdu Service website, www.UrduVOA.com, almost all prominent media in Pakistan and India picked it up and […]

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Radio and TV Marti Provide Live Coverage of Solidarity March in Miami and Reaction in Cuba

Radio and TV Marti provided extensive live coverage as tens of thousands of people marched along Calle Ocho in Little Havana on March 25 in support of Cuba

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  • The Board

    • Jeffrey Shell
    • Dr. Leon Aron
    • Matt Armstrong
    • Michael Kempner
    • John Forbes Kerry
    • Karen Kornbluh
    • Kenneth Weinstein
    • vacant