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.

November Board Meeting Includes Inaugural Ideas Lab

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) hosted outside experts in its inaugural Ideas Lab on Nov. 18-19 to explore opportunities and obstacles to engaging overseas audiences through social media.  Four experts — Chris Hughes, founder of Jumo and co-founder of Facebook; Xiao Qiang, professor of […]

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Released Azeri Blogger Listened To RFE While In Prison

Despite his imprisonment, Azeri blogger and youth activist Adnan Hajizade was still able to get information from the outside world – thanks to RFE’s Azerbaijani Service, Radio Azadliq. Following this week’s early release of the two Azeri political bloggers jailed last year on widely disputed […]

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RFE, Afghan Air Force Deliver Thousands Of Radios To Remote Afghan Villages, Refugee Camps

On the eve of parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, RFE’s Radio Azadi — with the help of the Afghan Air Force and U.S. military — has launched a new initiative to help Afghans participate in the democratic process by having access to reliable news and information. […]

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VOA Journalist Named One of Most Influential Women in Ukraine

Myroslava Gongadze, the host of VOA’s popular Ukrainian language television news program, “Chas-Time,” has been named one of the 100 most influential women in Ukraine. Ms. Gongadze is 52nd on this year’s Focus magazine list, which includes women from politics, business, the media and other […]

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Webcast of Nov. 19, 2010 BBG Meeting

  For on demand video, click here. For on demand audio, click here.Documents from the meeting, as well as minutes from previous meetings, are available here.

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Alhurra Spotlights Entrepreneurs

During the week of November 15-21, Alhurra filmed over 20 reports to mark Global Entrepreneurship Week, highlighting entrepreneurship in Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Egypt. Working with the Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation, Alhurra identified numerous competitions throughout the Middle East that encourage young […]

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BBG Broadcasts Attract Large Audiences in Key Countries

U.S. international broadcasters continue to draw large global audiences on radio, television, and the Internet in key countries, according to the newest Broadcasting Board of Governors’ (BBG) Performance and Accountability Report released today. Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Indonesia, and Burma are among countries where the five […]

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VOA Hosts Workshop for Tanzanian Journalists

More than 20 Tanzanian journalists participated in a Voice of America (VOA) training workshop in advance of the October 2010 presidential election in that country.  The “Political and General Reporting Workshop for Journalists,” organized by the  U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, was designed to […]

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BBG to Meet November 19

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet on Friday, November 19. The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. The BBG will hear research presentations by InterMedia and Gallup, a report from the Board’s Governance Committee and a status report from the […]

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  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan

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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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