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

Hausa Service Covers Airliner Bombing Attempt

Facilitate Citizen Discourse Hausa Service Covers Airliner Bombing Attempt VOA Hausa was a prime source of news for Nigerians wanting to learn more about Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who has been accused of attempting to set off a bomb on a Christmas Day flight […]

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Radio Marti Interviews Retired General Barry McCaffrey

Engage the World in Conversation About America Radio Marti Interviews Retired General Barry McCaffrey Radio Marti interviewed Retired General Barry McCaffrey, former head of the Southern Command, former U.S. Drug Czar, and currently a CNN contributor. General McCaffrey, who favors improving ties with Cuba, was […]

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VOA

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In December the RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service and its Staff Received a Host of Honors and Awards from the Journalism and NGO Communities.

Preserve Credibility and Ensure Overall Programming Excellence At Year

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Threats to Journalists

VOA Somali Stringer Released From Jail On Jan. 6, authorities in the semi-autonomous Somali region of Puntland freed VOA Somali stringer Mohamed Yasin Isahaq. He had been held without charges since Dec. 20, when members of the Puntland Intelligence Services took him into custody. VOA […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Statement on Interference with Broadcasts to Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors condemns the latest efforts of the Iranian Government and its associates to interfere and censor the free flow of objective news and information to the Iranian people. By monitoring satellite signals, BBG’s technical experts have determined that on December 27, […]

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Alhurra’s Ahmad Arram Honored by the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory for "Courage in Journalism" Award

Alhurra-Iraq’s Correspondent Ahmad Arram was given the “Courage in Journalism” Award by the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory in Iraq for his reporting on alleged fraudulent land deals being facilitated by the Iraqi government. Mr. Arram’s report, which aired on Oct. 12, 2009, focused on approximately 600,000 […]

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Radio Free Afghanistan Interviews Secretary of State Clinton

Build on BBG Reach and Impact within the Muslim WorldRadio Free Afghanistan Interviews Secretary of State Clinton In an exclusive interview with Radio Free Afghanistan on Nov. 19, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed guarded optimism about Afghan President Hamid Karzai

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Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State, Talks with VOA Russian

Help Audiences in Authoritarian Countries Understand the Principles and Practices of Democratic, Free and Just Societies Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State, Talks with VOA Russian In mid-November, VOA

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VOA Mobile Services Continue to Expand

Employ Modern Communication techniques and TechnologiesVOA Mobile Services Continue to Expand As people turn to mobile devices for news and information, Voice of America is ramping up delivery of SMS

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  • The Board

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