John Kerry on VOA

Kerry Talks with VOA about Peace Prize Winners and Afghan Peace Prospects

Secretary of State John Kerry sat down for a one-on-one interview with the chief of VOA’s Afghan Service. More

Hong Kong

VOA, RFA Evade Chinese Government Censors with Coverage of Hong Kong Protests

While the coverage of the Hong Kong protests by international broadcasters such as CNN and BBC are being blacked out in China, RFA and VOA continue to reach mainland audiences with unbiased news and information. More

Ebola

Providing Life Saving Information

Voice of America's extensive coverage and comprehensive resources are giving life saving information to communities affected by the Ebola epidemic. Read More

Gallup Women in Africa

Impact of Women’s Media Choices– BBG Research Findings on Seven African Countries

The BBG, together with Gallup, hosted a research briefing about women’s media consumption habits across seven African countries, and how those choices affect their lives.  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

Radio Sawa Increases News Coverage To Iraq, Middle East

Washington, D.C., March 20, 2003 – Radio Sawa, the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ (BBG) popular, 24-hour-a-day Arabic language station, has more than doubled its daily news coverage to Iraq. Additionally, the station broadcast five hours of uninterrupted information the first night bombs fell on Baghdad, […]

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Radio Sawa’s Website Expands To Provide News, Information and Entertainment Round-the-Clock

Washington, D.C., March 3, 2003 – Radio Sawa, the 24-hour-a-day Arabic-language station broadcasting to the Middle East, has expanded its website (www.radiosawa.com) to provide updated news and information round-the-clock. Newscasts, broadcast twice an hour, are posted on the Radio Sawa website, as well as feature […]

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Written Testimony of Kenneth Y. TomlinsonChairman, Broadcasting Board of Governors, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on American Public Diplomacy in the Islamic World

Secretary of State Colin Powell’s speech to the United Nations two weeks ago laying out the case against Iraq was beyond any doubt among the most important statements in the war on terrorism, one that everyone in the world needed to hear. Had Secretary Powell […]

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Oral Testimony of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, Chairman,Broadcasting Board of Governors, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on American Public Diplomacy in the Islamic World

Secretary of State Powell’s presentation to the United Nations two weeks ago laying out the case that Iraq has failed to halt its banned weapons programs was beyond any doubt among the most important statements in the war on terrorism —one that everyone in the […]

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Radio Farda Launches First of Three Programs Spotlighting Developments in Iran

Washington, D.C., Feb. 19, 2003 – Radio Farda, a new Persian-language radio station aimed at Iran’s young listeners, has launched, “This Week in Iran,” a 30-minute roundtable discussion program that will explore political and social topics each week. “This Week in Iran,” which runs every […]

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Arabic TV Proposed in FY 2004 Budget Would Reach Millions in Middle East

The Arabic-language satellite television network proposed in the President’s FY 2004 budget is a unique opportunity for U.S. international broadcasting to reach millions of viewers in the Middle East with accurate news and information, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) said today. The President’s budget, […]

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Statement by Kenneth Y. Tomlinson Chairman, Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), on President Bush’s FY 2004 Budget Request

The budget process forces us to establish priorities — and clearly President Bush’s FY’ 04 budget to Congress places the war on terrorism as international broadcasting’s top priority. Thirty million dollars in start-up funds for an Arabic-language satellite television network represents an important step toward […]

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Fact Sheet: Broadcasting Board of Governors: The President’s FY 2004 Budget Request

The FY 2004 budget request to Congress includes $563.5 million for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which oversees all nonmilitary U.S. international broadcasting. Programming increases are targeted at the Middle East and Southeast Asia to bolster efforts in the War on Terrorism. • $30 […]

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Radio Sawa Launches “The Free Zone” New Program on Democracy; Secretary of State Powell Calls for More Openness in the Middle East

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, speaking on “The Free Zone,” a new Radio Sawa program launched today, urged leaders in the Middle East to support democratic principles such as free elections and free media. “Men and women have certain universal rights…,” Powell said in […]

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Prominent Voices for Change in Iran Speak Out on Radio Farda; New Radio Station Receives Positive Audience Feedback in First Weeks on Air

Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2003 – Radio Farda, its Persian-language audience apparently growing rapidly, has carried more than 30 major interviews with dissidents and supporters of democratic change in Iran during the station’s first weeks on the air. “We promised our listeners in Iran that […]

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