Storytelling Panel

What is the Secret to Media Brand Loyalty? Storytelling in the Digital Age

Join the BBG on October 30 as it explores digital storytelling techniques with a panel of award-winning media executives. RSVP

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


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

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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Radio Farda Flooded with Emails Supporting the New Persian-Language Station

More than 1,000 people, most of them inside Iran, have emailed Radio Farda ( in its first week of broadcasting, expressing thanks and support for the new Persian-language station. “You are famous among Iranians – every body is whispering of Farda,” wrote one listener. “God […]

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Radio Farda Emails

These emails were received through the Radio Farda website ( 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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