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

Board Meeting

Board Explores Strategy for Engaging Cuban Audiences

The Broadcasting Board of Governors met on June 20 at the Office of Cuba Broadcasting to examine opportunities for the Martís and their impact as Cuba experiments with incremental change while remaining the most isolated country in the Western hemisphere. 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

Venezuela

VOA and Martí Coverage of Venezuela Crisis Reaching Audiences Throughout Latin America

Despite the Venezuelan government’s threats to international media, the Voice of America and the Martís are providing unvarnished information about the persisting unrest. More

West Coast News Conference on Radio Sawa

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (www.bbg.gov), the federal agency that supervises all non-military U.S. international broadcasting, will hold a news conference to unveil for the first time on the West Coast the story behind its music-driven Middle East Radio Network. The Arabic-language news and music […]

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Signing of the U.S.-Afghanistan Radio Agreement

Who: Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and His Excellency Dr. Makhdoom Raheen, Minister of Information and Culture, Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan What: The Signing of the U.S.-Afghanistan Radio Agreement Where: Cohen Building Auditorium, 330 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. […]

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Radio Sawa Broadcasts President Bush’s Speech Into Iraq

Radio Sawa broadcast President Bush’s address to the United Nations directly to the people of Iraq, along with world reaction to the speech. Iraqis tuned to Radio Sawa’s frequency, AM 1548, were able to hear Bush tell the U.N. General Assembly that it must stand […]

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Top Arab Opinion-Makers Discuss 9/11 On Radio Sawa

Writers, scholars and intellectuals from across the Middle East condemned terrorism and expressed sadness on the first anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. More than 50 prominent Arabs discussed the 2001 terrorists attacks and their effect on the region […]

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David Jackson Named VOA Director

August 29, 2002 — Veteran foreign correspondent and journalist David Jackson has been appointed Director of the Voice of America (VOA) by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Jackson’s 23-year career with Time magazine included stints as a correspondent in Cairo and Hong Kong as […]

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Paving the Way for Ideas

When I was named director of the Voice of America early in the Reagan presidency, I discovered that the most challenging job I would ever have also was in theory deceptively simple. All we had to do was to tell the truth. With one caveat. […]

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Norman J. Pattiz Appointed to Broadcasting Board of Governors for Second Term

Norman J. Pattiz, founder and chairman of Westwood One, has been appointed to a second term on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which supervises all U.S. government-supported, non-military international broadcasting. Pattiz was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate […]

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Kenneth Tomlinson Named Chairman of Broadcasting Board of Governors

The Senate has confirmed Kenneth Y. Tomlinson as the third Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which supervises all U.S. government-supported, non-military international broadcasting. Tomlinson will succeed Marc B. Nathanson, who has served as a member of the Board since it was established in […]

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BBG Expresses Concern With Report Recommendations on U.S. International Broadcasting

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) applauded a new report that calls for strengthening public diplomacy, but disagreed with certain recommendations on U.S. international broadcasting. “We congratulate the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) for undertaking this creative review of U.S. public diplomacy and the challenges […]

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David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award Winners Announced

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) announced winners of the 2001 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award for stories about China, Nigeria and Uzbekistan. Award recipients are: Mary Arobaga-Reardon (co-winner) and Jeff Daughtery (co-winner), and Feng Ji, Voice of America (VOA); Zamira Eshanova, Radio Free Europe/Radio […]

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