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


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


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

Media Advisory – Los Angeles

U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors Holds News Conference To Unveil Survey Results of Radio Sawa in the Middle East; Plans for a Middle East Television Network   What: The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the federal agency that oversees all U.S. nonmilitary broadcasting, will release […]

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“We Will Succeed”; — BBG Chairman Tomlinson Announces Initiative to Improve Radio and TV Martí; Delivery to Cuba

At a press briefing this morning in Miami, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, joined by Office of Cuba Broadcasting Director Pedro Roig and fellow BBG Governor Joaquin Blaya, issued the following statement concerning Radio and Television Martí: “We have been working […]

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Secretary of State Colin L. Powell Denies Report He Plans To Leave

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, in an interview with Radio Sawa, today denied a published report that said he intends to leave the State Department if President Bush is re-elected in 2004.

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Winners of the David W. Burke Distinguished Journalism Award Announced

Two journalists who covered the war in Iraq and a Hong Kong-based broadcaster who reports on labor issues in China are the winners of the 2003 David W. Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards. Alisha Ryu of the Voice of America (VOA), Sami Shoresh of Radio Free […]

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BBG Condemns Cuba’s Jamming of Satellite TV Broadcasts To Iran

Washington, D.C., July 15, 2003 – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today condemned Cuba’s jamming of U.S. international broadcasts to Iran, calling the action a “deliberate and malicious” effort to block Iranian audiences from gaining access to truthful news and information. The BBG, the […]

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Resolution on the Jamming of Satellite Broadcasts To Iran

Whereas the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ direct-to-home satellite broadcasts of daily, televised news programs to the Iranian people have been jammed since the approximate time of their inauguration on Sunday July 6th, 2003; Whereas Iranian citizens have told BBG officials that they were being prevented […]

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Remarks by David W. Burke: David W. Burke Distinguished Journalism Awards Ceremony

I have already observed, the presentations of excellence seen here today cover the gamut of all that is best in electronic journalism: imagination, ingenuity, persistence, daring in the face of real hardship and danger, all with a dedication to substance, cold truth and, above all, […]

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BBG Launches New Television Program for Iran

Voice of America (VOA) debuts a new, nightly, Persian-language TV program, News & Views, on July 6, aimed at reaching millions of Iranians who watch satellite television. News & Views, a daily, 30-minute show, will be broadcast from 9:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. in Iran. It will […]

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Andres Ilves Named Radio Farda Director

Andres Ilves, a veteran broadcast journalist, has been named director of Radio Farda (www.radiofarda.com), a Persian-language service aimed at young listeners in Iran, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (www.bbg.gov) announced. Ilves, whose appointment is effective immediately, is currently the director of Radio Free Afghanistan, which […]

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U.S. International Broadcasters Participate in DRM Tests

U.S. international broadcasters are participating in tests of Digital Radio Mondiale (www.drm.org) broadcasts designed to provide potential listeners with improved shortwave and medium-wave (AM) reception. The Broadcasting Board of Governors (www.bbg.gov), which oversees all U.S. nonmilitary international broadcasting, said DRM planned to test broadcasts from […]

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