Gallu Event – Women in Africa

Women and Media: Africa in Focus

Join the BBG and Gallup for a discussion about women’s media consumption habits across Africa, and how those choices impact their lives. Read More

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

Development

BBG Provides Media Training to Reporters in Nile River Basin

Twenty-three journalists from 11 countries in the Nile Basin participated in a week long training on reporting environmental stories and learning more about how the Nile River connects their countries. 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

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

Radio Farda Emails

These emails were received through the Radio Farda website (www.radiofarda.com). Dear RadioFarda Team, Iranians at home and abroad cannot thank you enough for the service you are providing to the Iranians in this very important and crucial time in the country’s history. You, a team […]

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President Bush Voices Support For Free Press, Democracy in Iran on Radio Farda, New Persian-Language Station

Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2002 – President Bush, in an exclusive statement on Radio Farda, today spoke directly to Iranians, telling them they “deserve a free press to express themselves and to help build an open, democratic, and free society.” Bush, in a taped address […]

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Radio Farda, New Persian-Language Service To Iran, Launched

Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2002 – Radio Farda, a unique, Persian-language radio service designed to give Iranians additional news, information, public affairs and entertainment went on the air today, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) announced. “Iran is a country where 70 percent of the […]

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BBG Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson’s Letter To The Washington Post Re: Radio Farda

  BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS   UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   December 17, 2002 Mr. Fred Hiatt The Washington Post 1150 15th St., NW Washington, D.C. 20071 Dear Mr. Hiatt: The problems in relying upon a single source have been understood since biblical times. When

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Radio Farda: A Program of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Q:The Washington Post columnist Jackson Diehl asserted today (December 16, 2002) that the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) “has silenced the most effective opposition radio station in Iran (Radio Azadi) at a time of unprecedented ferment. In its place, at three times the expense, the […]

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Statement of the Broadcasting Board of Governors before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China

China’s Jamming of U.S. International Broadcasting The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is the independent federal agency that oversees all U.S. nonmilitary international broadcasting, including the Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA). Our mission, quite simply, is to “promote and sustain freedom […]

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New Persian-Language Radio Service Planned by Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)

Radio Farda – a new Persian-language radio station aimed at the broad mass of people under 30 in Iran – will begin broadcasting in December 2002, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has announced. “We need to reach out to the young people of Iran, […]

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Joaquin F. Blaya Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Joaquin F. Blaya of Miami, Fla., chairman and chief executive officer of Radio Unica Communications Corp., has been appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the bipartisan, nine-member board which supervises all non-military U.S. international broadcasting. “Joaquin Blaya brings to the board his broad […]

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Blanquita Walsh Cullum Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Blanquita Walsh Cullum, a radio broadcaster whose nationally syndicated program BQ View is carried coast-to-coast by the Radio America Network, has been appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the bipartisan, nine-member board which supervises all non-military U.S. international broadcasting. “Blanquita Cullum is an […]

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Four New Governors Appointed to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)

Four new governors — Joaquin F. Blaya, Blanquita W. Cullum, D. Jeffrey Hirschberg and Steven J. Simmons – are joining the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the nine-member, bipartisan body that oversees all non-military U.S. international broadcasting. “These new members bring to the board a […]

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