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BBG 2017 Budget Request Prioritizes Key Audiences And New Technologies

The BBG's FY 2017 budget request seeks to accelerate its market-driven shift to digital media, concentrate broadcasting to foreign policy priority audiences, better measure impact, and expand global distribution capabilities. Read More

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Credibility Of Russian Media Lacking In Baltic Nations

Russian speakers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania rank Kremlin-backed media as the least trustworthy among international, Russian Federation and domestic news sources, according to research presented by the BBG. Read More

Obama at Mosque

Alhurra, Radio Sawa Cover President Obama’s First Visit To A U.S. Mosque

Alhurra was the only Arabic-language television network to run the speech in its entirety with simultaneous translation. Read More

 

RFERL Journos

RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

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BBG Networks Provide Critical Information On Iranian-Saudi Crisis

VOA, RFE/RL and MBN are providing comprehensive Persian, Arabic and English language coverage on the soaring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Read More

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BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee To Target Smart Reform Of U.S. International Media

Chairman Shell, Governor Weinstein and CEO Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the importance of U.S. international media and options for reform. Read More.

Governor Armstrong Speaks at International Forums in Lithuania

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BBG member Matt Armstrong spoke earlier this week at the “International Forum on Challenges and Responsibilities in Contemporary Journalism,” which was cohosted by Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Seimas (Parliament), and European Humanities University. The March 10 event included experts from the media, diplomacy, and think tanks and […]

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Nigerian President Tells VOA Boko Haram Forces Have Links with Islamic State

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan talks with VOA.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says fighters from Boko Haram, the extremist group that controls large areas of northeastern Nigeria, have traveled to the Middle East for training with Islamic State militants. In an interview with VOA Wednesday, President Jonathan said he long […]

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Alhurra App Wins the SND Award of Excellence

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Springfield, Va.— Alhurra Television won the Society for News Design (SND) Award of Excellence for the redesign of its mobile app.   The redesigned app adds new features to accommodate Alhurra’s audience in the Middle East and North Africa. This includes a new custom designed […]

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BBG 2016 Budget Request Calls for Expansion in Key Markets and Technologies

A man watches Russian President Vladimir Putin on TV screens in an electronic hypermarket in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its detailed Fiscal Year 2016 budget request. The agency, which oversees civilian international news and information programs for people in more than 100 countries, is seeking $751.5 million to increase global engagement, move more aggressively into […]

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MBN Celebrates International Women’s Day

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa marked International Women’s Day with several features and programs dedicated to the challenges facing women in the Arab world. Alhurra’s Hunna (Women’s Views) dedicated an entire episode to Women’s Day, focusing on four countries and the different struggles that women face […]

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BBG Mobile Apps Recognized for Innovation

Visitors use their phones during the Mobile World Congress Wireless show, the world's largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

WASHINGTON – Mobile apps developed by Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) , Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and BBG’s Office of Digital and Design Innovation (ODDI) were finalists for the 20th Global Mobile Awards at this week’s Mobile World Congress Ceremony in Barcelona, Spain. The […]

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VOA Launches 102 FM in Dakar

VOA correspondent Idrissa Fall alongside U.S. Ambassador James P. Zumwalt and BBG Director of Strategy and Development Bruce Sherman.

Washington, DC – On March 3, the Voice of America launched a new FM transmitter in Dakar, Senegal, bringing VOA’s French-language programming to that city and its suburbs. “Nearly 20 percent of Senegalese live in Dakar,” said VOA French to Africa Service Chief Jeremy Groce.  […]

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BBG and Its Networks Mark International Women’s Day

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March 8 is International Women’s Day, and the BBG celebrates the contribution of a few of the brave women journalists who in U.S. international media. Each of the BBG’s networks also marked the day with special programming, stories and interviews.

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Azerbaijan Ratchets Up Pressure on Ismayilova

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(WASHINGTON – March 6, 2015)  In unscheduled, snap proceedings today, the Baku City Nasimi District Court extended investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova’s pre-trial detention for an additional two months, until May 24.  According to the Azerbaijani state prosecutor’s office, the extension is necessitated by […]

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MBN Covers Netanyahu Speech to Congress

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington and his address to Congress this week generated a lot of attention and discussion in the United States and around the world. Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa carried the speech live with simultaneous interpretation. MBN also live […]

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