Turkey Gallup

RSVP Today

Join BBG and Gallup for research briefing on news consumption habits and attitudes in Turkey, along with, for the first time, an in-depth look at the distinctive media consumption habits among Turkey’s Kurdish population. 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

Broadcasting Board of Governors to Honor David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award Grantees

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2002 — The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will honor recipients of the 2001 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award in a ceremony outside the Cohen Building

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BBG Signs Agreement With Djibouti for New Radio Sawa Transmitter

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) signed an agreement with the Republic of Djibouti Tuesday that allows the U.S. agency to build a far-reaching AM transmitter for the Middle East Radio Network (MERN). The 600 kilowatt, medium-wave transmitter will broadcast MERN

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Radio Sawa Launches Streaming Audio on Internet Site

Radio Sawa, the new Arabic-language broadcasting service that reaches across the Middle East, on Friday began streaming audio on its Internet site (www.radiosawa.com). Radio Sawa, run by the U.S. Government-funded Middle East Radio Network (MERN), features news, information, music and other programming 24-hours a day, […]

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Testimony of Norman J. Pattiz, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Before the Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate

On behalf of the BBG, I want to thank you very much for having me here to talk about U.S. international broadcasting and specifically our new Middle East Radio Network, which is fast becoming a key part of the U.S. public diplomacy effort in this […]

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BBG Signs Agreement for New Middle East Radio Network Transmitter in Cyprus

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) signed an agreement Thursday with the Government of Cyprus for a new, medium wave (AM) transmitter that will give the Middle East Radio Network (MERN) broad reach in the region. “The transmitter will be a major component of MERN,” […]

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Governor Robert M. Ledbetter Remarks at RFE/RL Affiliates Meeting – Kiev, Ukraine

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I’m delighted to be here in Ukraine at the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty affiliates conference. Let me start with a few short words about the Broadcasting Board of Governors – the board on which I sit – and the role […]

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Governor Robert M. Ledbetter Remarks at the "Celebrating Our Diversity" Ceremony

I know the other members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors wish they could be here for this first-ever Diversity Day celebration. Chairman Marc Nathanson, who has made diversity a crusade throughout his career, is particularly sorry to miss the event. On a personal note, […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Provides Radio Transmitters, Media Assistance to Afghanistan

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has unveiled a multi-pronged package to support and assist media in Afghanistan, including FM transmitters that went on the air in Kabul, Afghanistan today. The assistance package also contains AM transmitters, additional programming in Dari and Pashto and training […]

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U.S. Broadcasting Board Governor Norman Pattiz to Address Nation’s Talk Radio Hosts About Middle East BroadcastingPattiz To Receive NARTSH Freedom of Speech Award for 2002

Norman J. Pattiz, U.S. Broadcasting Board Governor and Founder/Chairman of Westwood One Radio, will discuss the role of the new Middle East Radio Network during his speech to the nation’s leading broadcasters at the annual New Media Seminar where he will be the recipient of […]

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Middle East Radio Network Increases News Coverage; Adds Stations

Two FM radio stations in the United Arab Emirates have joined the Middle East Radio Network’s (MERN) Radio Sawa, broadcasting international and regional news around the clock. In Dubai, the Arabic-language Radio Sawa can be heard on FM 90.5. In Abu Dhabi, it is broadcast […]

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