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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

Russia Clampdown

Russia Clamps Down Further on U.S. International Media

The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a recent decision by Russian authorities to cut off all remaining radio transmissions by U.S. international media in Russia. More

Crimea Reality

BBG Networks Provide Coverage of Realities in Crimea and Ukraine

As the standoff in Crimea continues, the networks of the BBG are enhancing their coverage and distribution of programming to the volatile region. More

Venezuela

VOA and Martí Coverage of Venezuela Crisis Reaching Audiences Throughout Latin America

Despite the Venezuelan government’s threats to international media, the Voice of America and the Martís are providing unvarnished information about the persisting unrest. More

Mobile in Nigeria

VOA Adds 24/7 Mobile Stream in Nigeria

VOA has added a dynamic new 24/7 mobile phone stream, which features a fresh mix of Nigerian and American music, with the latest news, sports and entertainment updates. More

Afghan election

BBG Networks Cover Afghan Elections

As Afghans went to the polls on April 5, the networks of the BBG provided extensive coverage – during the campaigns, throughout Election Day, and immediately after. Read More

Nigeria’s Speaker of the House Visits BBG

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The speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, visited the Broadcasting Board of Governors on September 12 where he was interviewed by the Voice of America Hausa Service and met with VOA Director David Ensor and International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo. […]

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André Mendes Named One of HITEC’s Top 100

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André Mendes, Chief Information Officer and Director of Engineering and Technical Services for the BBG, has been named one of the top 100 most influential and distinguished Hispanic professionals in the information technology industry by the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC). The 2014 HITEC 100 […]

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Sen. McCain to Assad: US Won’t Wait Forever

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As part of its coverage of current events unfolding in Syria, Alhurra Television’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar interviewed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to discuss the Russian proposal on Syria’s chemical weapons and the U.S. support of the Free Syrian Army.  The Arizona Senator also had […]

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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Mark the 12th Anniversary of Sept. 11th Attacks

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The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) provided its Arabic-speaking audience with live and comprehensive programming marking the 12th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks and the anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Alhurra Television is the only Arabic- language network […]

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Intimidation Continues In Iran Despite New Government

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PRAGUE – RFE/RL’s Persian language Service, Radio Farda, has reported several recent instances of intimidation targeting reporters’ relatives in Iran, despite widespread expectations that the new government of President Hassan Rohani would usher in a period of more moderate politics and ease societal tensions. In […]

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Board Meeting, September 11, 2013

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The members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet in a special closed session at 11:30 a.m. on September 11, 2013. Members will participate in person at BBG headquarters in Washington, D.C., and via telephone. The agenda includes budgetary matters for Fiscal Year 2015. […]

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Media Roundup, September 6

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In this week’s roundup of BBG in the Media, our networks appear in the Reuters, AP, NBC Sports, Radio World, and other publications.   A journalist from Pakistan reflects on visiting the U.S., including his visit to the Voice of America.   Turmoil in inner Mongolia. […]

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BBG Networks Bring Comprehensive Syria Coverage to the Region and Beyond

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Amid rapidly shifting events in Syria and discussion of an international response, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors are bringing much-needed reliable and accurate coverage to audiences in some of the most affected areas. “In press-restricted countries such as Syria, Iran and Russia, […]

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Podelis Host Yulia Savchenko Shares Social Media Secrets

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Yulia Savchenko, host of VOA Russian’s TV webcast Podelis, which means Share in English, lived up to the show’s name last month at Stanford University by sharing secrets to success in navigating Russia’s restrictive media environment. Savchenko spoke as a returning alum at this year’s […]

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