Embassy announcement

The Martís Cover Historic Embassy Announcement

The announcement made by President Obama today announcing the historic re-opening of American and Cuban embassies was broadcast live to Cubans via Radio and Television Martí. Read More

Armenia Protests

RFE/RL Journalists Beaten By Police in Armenia

Two RFE/RL Armenian Service correspondents have been beaten by police while reporting on a standoff between protesters and police in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. Read More

VOA Newseum event

VOA and Newseum Host Panel Discussion on Police, Cameras and the Constitution

Voice of America, in partnership with the Newseum, hosted a panel discussion examining how new electronic devices are affecting the relationship between police and the American public. Read More

Annual Report

BBG Releases its 2014 Annual Report

The BBG’s 2014 Annual Report details the agency’s  activities and growing impact around the world. Visit the multimedia, interactive digital version.

Vietnam Gallup

Media Use in Vietnam

Young Vietnamese are increasingly turning to online news sources rather state TV and increased mobile phone ownership is resulting in more Internet access.  Read More

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

 

BBG Broadcasters Remember 1989 Revolutions, World Remembers Role of Broadcasting

The world celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989 followed by the 20th anniversary of Czechoslovakia

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Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Talks about the Expectations for the Peace Process During an Interview on Alhurra

During an interview with Alhurra Television, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy Dan Meridor discussed the peace process, Israel and Hezbollah and Iran

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U.S. International Broadcasting into the War Zones: Iraq and Afghanistan

D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, Joaquin Blaya, and Steven J. Simmons of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) testified today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues on “U.S. International Broadcasting into the War Zones: […]

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Transmission Updates and New Programming

Transmission Updates VOA inaugurated a new radio station in Somalia

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Threats to Journalists

Rahman Bunairee was granted asylum in the U.S. in a hearing on October 19, making him eligible to begin work for Deewa Radio. Bunairee arrived in the US in August on a J-1 visa, but was first detained by immigration authorities and then denied permission […]

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Implementation Strategies at Work

Employ Modern Communication Techniques and Technologies RFA Vietnamese Starts New Webcast RFA’s Vietnamese Service, which broadcasts on radio, began producing a webcast of news, posted on both the RFA site and YouTube. The show is shot in an improvised studio with a green screen, and […]

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Radio Farda Journalists Killed

Radio Farda reporters Rosa Ajiri, 27, and Amir Zamani-Far, 29, were killed in the early morning of September 30 when their car was struck by a truck. Radio Farda’s Mahin Gorji, 43, is in a coma, and a fourth passenger, a visiting journalist, was treated […]

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Large Audiences, High Credibility Cited in BBG Testimony on War Zone Broadcasting

BBG Governors D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, Steven Simmons and Joaquin Blaya testified at a Senate hearing on the role of international broadcasting in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying that “we cannot prevail against the extremists through force alone … it is of critical importance to engage audiences, […]

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Exclusive Coverage and High-Level Interviews at UNGA

BBG broadcasters provided extensive coverage of the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly, broadcasting President Obama’s first-ever speech before the body, and following many other heads of state who attended the meetings in New York City in late September. Alhurra TV and Radio […]

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Alhurra Focuses on the Lasting Impact of Terrorism with a Town Hall Meeting in Washington

Eight years after the Sept. 11th terrorist strikes, Alhurra Television brings together experts on the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy and homeland security for a frank discussion on the lasting effects of terrorism, as well as the U.S. government

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  • The Board

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