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

 

April Board Meeting

Martís an Essential News Source in Cuba Amidst Policy Changes

“Our work in Cuba is important, perhaps now more than ever," said Chairman Shell. "Some may think our work there is done, but in many ways our work is just beginning.”  Read more

Iraq Gallup

In Iraq, TV Ubiquitous and Internet Use Rising

Amid major political transitions and conflict, Iraq remains a market dominated by TV. This is despite the attention given to ISIL’s use of Internet and new media, according to new data issued by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup. Read More

FY2016 Budget

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

The BBG is seeking $751.5 million to increase global engagement, move more aggressively into television and digital media, and support high priority audiences. Read More

Khadija

Azerbaijan Doubles Journalist’s Jail Time

“The extension of her sentence can only be interpreted as an act of revenge by Azeri authorities against the country’s leading investigative reporter,” said Nenad Pejic, RFE/RL editor in chief and co-CEO.  Read More

Audience

U.S. International Media Attract Record Audience Of 215 Million

The BBG’s networks draw a record-high audience of 215 million people each week, according to a new report. This includes noteworthy increases in competitive media markets, on television and online. Read More

VOA Signs New Partnership with Top Congo FM in Kinshasa

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Top Congo 88.4 FM joins the family of VOA affiliate stations, which will deliver VOA French to Africa services to the massive Kinshasa/Brazzaville market.

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An Exclusive for VOA Urdu

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One of the largest and best-known Pakistani diaspora organizations met in the Washington area last week, and VOA’s Urdu Service had exclusive access to all that went on. From August 13 to 17, the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) met […]

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BBG Condemns Reported Murder of U.S. Journalist James Foley

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors tonight condemned the reported beheading of American journalist James Wright Foley by the Islamist extremist group Islamic State and the threat to murder another journalist, both of which were featured in a video allegedly produced and released by the group. […]

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Reporting in dangerous environments

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Our journalists Elizabeth Arrott (VOA) and Yehia Kassem (Alhurra) participated in a Reddit AMA to answer questions about the hazards to journalists reporting on areas in conflict, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. They were joined also by Delphine Halgand, the […]

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Two Years: No Word on Missing Alhurra Correspondent

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(Springfield, Va.)–As journalists continue to risk their lives daily reporting from conflict zones such as Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, Alhurra Television marks two years since correspondent Bashar Fahmi went missing in Aleppo, Syria. The Alhurra correspondent was reporting from Aleppo on Aug. 20, 2012, when […]

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Nabila Kilani Joins Alhurra as a Co-Anchor of Al Youm

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(Springfield, Va.)—August 24th starts a new chapter of Alhurra’s flagship program Al Youm, as Nabila Kilani joins Alhurra Television as a co-anchor of the network’s ground-breaking live television magazine program.  Broadcasting from the Al Youm’s Dubai hub, Kilani comes to Alhurra with more than 10 […]

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Ben Rhodes Outlines Role for International Media, Board Examines RFE/RL and Shortwave

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors met yesterday in Washington, DC, to examine the activities and accomplishments of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and to explore the agency’s impact and reach in an increasingly competitive media environment. In remarks to the Board, Assistant to the […]

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VOA Peerless in Coverage of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Twelve African heads of state granted Voice of America exclusive interviews during last week’s historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, underscoring VOA’s impact across the continent. Coming on the heels of the Young African Leaders Initiative, the summit capped two weeks of intense coverage in […]

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Voice of America Ends Greek Broadcasts

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WASHINGTON (August 11, 2014) — After 72 years on air, the Voice of America Greek Service — one of its longest-running language services — is signing off today for the last time, bidding adieu to loyal listeners in Greece, Cyprus, and beyond. VOA Director David […]

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  • The Board

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