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

Broadcasting Board and VOA Condemn Destruction of Reporter’s Home

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) and the Voice of America (VOA) condemn the senseless attack on the home of VOA’s Deewa Radio journalist Rahman Bunairee in Bunir, Pakistan on July 8. “The attack unnecessarily endangered Bunairee’s innocent family, and caused them great loss,” said […]

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RFE/RL & VOA to Expand Reach into Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region

Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) will receive additional resources to expand critical radio broadcasts to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region as part of the $106 billion emergency war bill signed today. With the exception of VOA’s Radio Deewa, little independent news […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors Battles Signal Interference by Multiplying Broadcasts of Persian Programs to Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors increased television, radio and Internet transmissions of the Persian-language programs of the Voice of America (VOA)’s Persian News Network and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Radio Farda to fight jamming and signal interference in Iran. “Despite accusations about foreign media, our […]

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Broadcasting Board of Governors’ Call to Open Airwaves in Iran

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) calls on authorities in Iran to open the airwaves and respect the right of its people to freedom of information and opinion. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees, “the right to freedom of opinion and […]

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Alhurra Covers YES Program As They Build Bridges Between the U.S. and Muslim Youth

Alhurra, the Arabic-language television network, provided viewers with insight into student exchanges through its coverage of the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program airing today, June 12, 2009. Alhurra

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa to Broadcast Live Coverage of President Obama’s Speech to the Muslim World

On Sunday, May 31, Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa initiated their special programming leading up to President Barack Obama’s keynote speech to the Muslim world from Cairo on June 4th. Both networks will broadcast the President’s speech live, with simultaneous Arabic translation, to millions of […]

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David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award Winners Announced

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced the winners of the 2009 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award. Named for former BBG Chairman David Burke, the award recognizes courage, integrity and originality in reporting by journalists within the BBG broadcast organizations. This year’s winners are: […]

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OCB’s Radio Marti News Department Wins Journalism Prize

Radio Marti’s News Department has won a 2009 David Burke Distinguished Journalism Award for outstanding reporting. Radio Mart

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Obama’s Cairo Speech Fuels BBG Broadcasters’ Conversation on US-Muslim Relations

As President Obama seeks to reach Muslim audiences with his June 4 speech in Cairo, BBG broadcasters will engage their audience (of 175 million people weekly), bringing them into a discussion of the address and of broader issues in US-Muslim relations. The BBG’s 60 broadcast […]

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Radio Marti Highlights Growing Role of Bloggers in Cuba

Radio Marti aired a five-part series highlighting the growing role bloggers are playing in Cuban society. Via personal stories, art work, short documentaries and general commentaries, bloggers have taken an increasingly prominent role by providing a window into daily life in Cuba. The Radio Marti […]

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  • The Board

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