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

Media Impact on Health

Media Impact on Health Behaviors Around the World

The BBG and Voice of America, in partnership with the USAID, held a panel discussion on the impact and value of communication in advancing the health of people globally. 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

Sirius and Martis

SiriusXM Satellite Radio to Carry Radio Martí Programs

Two popular Radio Martí programs will now be available on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, thanks to an agreement between the Office of Cuba Broadcasting and National Latino Broadcasting. The arrangement provides another way for audiences in Cuba to receive balanced and unbiased news.  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

New Programming and Events

In early October, RFA Korean launched a new weekly show featuring prominent North Korean defector Ko Young Hwan. Ko defected from the North Korean embassy in Brazzaville, Congo in the early 1990s. The question-andanswer- style show takes on a variety of topics, including North Korea

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Sec. Hillary Clinton Discusses Middle East Peace Process and the U.S.’s Relationship with Syria During an Interview on Alhurra Television

During an interview with Alhurra Television, the United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, discussed the Middle East peace process, U.S.

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Transmission Updates

The reach of RFE/RL

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BBG Nominations Sent to Senate

The White House announced in a press release Nov. 19 that the President has nominated eight people to the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The current Board will remain in place until new members are confirmed by the Senate. The nominees are: Walter Isaacson (Chair) Michael […]

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BBG Broadcasters Remember 1989 Revolutions, World Remembers Role of Broadcasting

The world celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989 followed by the 20th anniversary of Czechoslovakia

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Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Talks about the Expectations for the Peace Process During an Interview on Alhurra

During an interview with Alhurra Television, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy Dan Meridor discussed the peace process, Israel and Hezbollah and Iran

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U.S. International Broadcasting into the War Zones: Iraq and Afghanistan

D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, Joaquin Blaya, and Steven J. Simmons of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) testified today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues on “U.S. International Broadcasting into the War Zones: […]

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Transmission Updates and New Programming

Transmission Updates VOA inaugurated a new radio station in Somalia

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Threats to Journalists

Rahman Bunairee was granted asylum in the U.S. in a hearing on October 19, making him eligible to begin work for Deewa Radio. Bunairee arrived in the US in August on a J-1 visa, but was first detained by immigration authorities and then denied permission […]

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Implementation Strategies at Work

Employ Modern Communication Techniques and Technologies RFA Vietnamese Starts New Webcast RFA’s Vietnamese Service, which broadcasts on radio, began producing a webcast of news, posted on both the RFA site and YouTube. The show is shot in an improvised studio with a green screen, and […]

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  • The Board

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