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

Greek

Voice of America Ends Greek Broadcasts

After 72 years on air, the Voice of America Greek Service — one of its longest-running language services — is signing off today for the last time, bidding adieu to loyal listeners in Greece, Cyprus, and beyond. 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

Burke

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

Iran Blocks Radio Farda,Voice of America Persian Websites

The Iranian government is blocking the websites of Voice of America (VOA) Persian (www.voanews.com/Persian) and Radio Farda (www.radiofarda.com) to prevent Iran

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New Radio Transmitters in Afghanistan Reach Nationwide

Two 400 kilowatt transmitters installed by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) are operating in Afghanistan, giving the country nationwide, medium-wave (AM) radio service for the first time. The transmitters are especially significant because they will allow programs to reach all listeners in Afghanistan. One […]

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U.S. International Broadcasting Starts Transmissions In Northern Iraq

Radio Sawa, the Arabic language station, has begun broadcasting 24 hours a day from FM transmitters in Erbil and Sulaimanya, two cities in Northern Iraq, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) announced today. Voice of America (VOA) Kurdish and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Arabic, […]

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President Appoints Pedro Roig Director of Cuba Broadcasting

Washington, D.C., April 1, 2003

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OCB Chief Lew Announces Resignation

Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) Director Salvador Lew announced his resignation today in a letter to President Bush. Lew said his resignation was prompted by health reasons, according to Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson who thanked Lew for his service. Fernando Rojas, […]

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Statement from the Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Broadcasting Board of Governors released the following statement today: There are no plans to request broadcasting rights for the U.S. government from the transmitting station at Playa de Pals. The ability of newer and different media and the availability of other transmitting locations have […]

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Radio Sawa Increases News Coverage To Iraq, Middle East

Washington, D.C., March 20, 2003 – Radio Sawa, the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ (BBG) popular, 24-hour-a-day Arabic language station, has more than doubled its daily news coverage to Iraq. Additionally, the station broadcast five hours of uninterrupted information the first night bombs fell on Baghdad, […]

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Radio Sawa’s Website Expands To Provide News, Information and Entertainment Round-the-Clock

Washington, D.C., March 3, 2003 – Radio Sawa, the 24-hour-a-day Arabic-language station broadcasting to the Middle East, has expanded its website (www.radiosawa.com) to provide updated news and information round-the-clock. Newscasts, broadcast twice an hour, are posted on the Radio Sawa website, as well as feature […]

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Written Testimony of Kenneth Y. TomlinsonChairman, Broadcasting Board of Governors, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on American Public Diplomacy in the Islamic World

Secretary of State Colin Powell’s speech to the United Nations two weeks ago laying out the case against Iraq was beyond any doubt among the most important statements in the war on terrorism, one that everyone in the world needed to hear. Had Secretary Powell […]

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Oral Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman,Broadcasting Board of Governors, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on American Public Diplomacy in the Islamic World

Secretary of State Powell’s presentation to the United Nations two weeks ago laying out the case that Iraq has failed to halt its banned weapons programs was beyond any doubt among the most important statements in the war on terrorism —one that everyone in the […]

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