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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

Azerbaijani Press Launches New Attacks On Khadija Ismayilova

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Azerbaijan has ratcheted up its invective against investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, attacking her integrity and accusing her of being a “slave” to the U.S., following a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Baku condemning media attacks against her. Ismayilova, author of reports for RFE/RL disclosing […]

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RFA leads world in reporting on deadly ethnic violence in China’s Northwest

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In the last week of August, Radio Free Asia’s exclusive reports on ethnic unrest continuing to erupt in China’s northwest shaped international coverage on the tensions involving the minority Uyghurs. Since July 2009, when deadly riots erupted after a demonstration, Chinese authorities have kept much […]

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BBG Provides Critical Health Reporting Training in Tblisi, Georgia

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Thirty four journalists, journalism educators and communication officers participated in an August 16-18 seminar on crisis health reporting hosted by the Broadcasting Board of Governors at the Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. The BBG Seminar on Avian Influenza, Other Pandemic Diseases and Disaster Preparedness […]

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RFE/RL Reports: Government, Rebel Allies Line Up In Syria

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As the world debates how to respond to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons, RFE/RL examines the international players on both sides of the Syrian conflict. # INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: Syria’s Civil War (Available for download) # As the possibility of a U.S.-led military […]

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Media Roundup, August 30

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In this week’s roundup of BBG in the Media, our networks appear in the New York Times, Washington Post, and other publications.   CPJ wrote about journalists missing in Syria, including Alhurra’s Bashar Fahmi.   The Washington Post featured several pieces from RFE/RL in its […]

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Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa Bring MLK Speech Anniversary Celebrations to the Middle East

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The Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) provided its Arabic-speaking audience with live and comprehensive programming marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech on August 28. MBN is the only Arabic- language network which took a comprehensive look at […]

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VOA TV Special: ‘The King Legacy, Marching Forward’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Voice of America is marking the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s celebrated I Have a Dream speech with a special 30-minute television broadcast that looks at the civil rights movement through the eyes of those who took part in the […]

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Legacy of King Speech Featured Worldwide on BBG Networks

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WASHINGTON – To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech on August 28, the networks of the Broadcasting Board of Governors will provide special programming including live reports from Washington, DC, topical original features on human rights and […]

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Syrian Journalists Visit Alhurra

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A group of Syrian journalists who were in the United States as part of the State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program paid a visit to Alhurra Television, Thursday, August 22, to learn about the network’s operation and news coverage.  During their visit to Alhurra’s Springfield, […]

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Media Roundup Aug 23

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In this week’s roundup of BBG in the Media, our broadcasters are mentioned in The Huffington Post, Radio World and NPR.   This week marked a year since the disappearance of Bashar Fahmi. Broadcasting & Cable and Radio World cover it.   RFE/RL’s reporting on […]

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