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.

Alhurra Launches The Best of Al Youm

Building on the success of Alhurra’s flagship primetime show Al Youm, the network is expanding its programming to include a weekly special, The Best of Al Youm. Each week, The Best of Al Youm will showcase the preeminent reports that aired on Al Youm, highlighting […]

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RFA Reports on Jailed Chinese Dissident and Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

RFA’s Mandarin, Cantonese, and Tibetan services aired daily reports from Oslo, site of the award ceremony for imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, accompanied by videos and photos. Liu Xiaobo, 54, is currently serving an 11-year prison term on subversion charges for urging reforms to China’s […]

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RFE Marks Successful First Year of Broadcasts to Pakistan

This week, RFE’s Radio Mashaal marks the first anniversary of the launch of its Pashto-language broadcasts in Pakistan’s Pashtun heartland. “Our listeners are desperate for reliable news,” says Radio Mashaal Director Amanullah Ghilzai. “Last month, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called Pakistan ‘the world’s […]

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Alhurra Interviews Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer

On Jan. 8, Alhurra’s Inside Washington aired a rare in-depth interview with Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer. Taped at the Inside Washington’s studio, Justice Breyer discussed democracy, the U.S. Constitution and the role of the Supreme Court within the American branches of government. Hosted […]

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RFE/RL President Jeffrey Gedmin to Depart

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has accepted, with regret, the resignation of Jeffrey Gedmin, who has served for four years as president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Gedmin announced his plans to depart RFE/RL at the end of February 2011. The BBG, which […]

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Board Continues Strategic Review

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the Agency that oversees U.S. international broadcasting, continues its strategic review with the first in a series of regional assessments. This month’s regional review will focus on Africa and will engage internal and external experts in discussions to be […]

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Alhurra Interviews Rep. Payne on Sudan

Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar conducted an interview with Congressman Donald M. Payne (D-NJ), Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health regarding Sudan’s upcoming referendum vote.  Rep. Payne said that the government of Sudan should respect the outcome of the referendum […]

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U.S. International Broadcasting Provides Comprehensive Coverage of Historic Sudan Referendum

The U.S. International broadcasting networks of the Voice of America (VOA), Alhurra TV, Radio Sawa, and Afia Darfur, will provide extensive coverage in English and Arabic, of the historic independence referendum that begins Jan. 9 in southern Sudan.  The referendum will give residents from southern […]

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Cuban Blogger Tells VOA Alternative Information Networks are Growing in Cuba

Well-known Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez tells Voice of America she hopes the growth of information networks in Cuba will lead to an end of the state’s information monopoly in 2011. In an interview with VOA’s Spanish Service, Sanchez said “the Cuban blogosphere had a gradual […]

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    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.


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