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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

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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With Three New Members, Board Affirms Dedication to BBG’s Mission and Strong Support for Journalists

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WASHINGTON – Three new members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors today expressed their commitment to the mission of U.S. international media as they took part in an open meeting of the BBG board for the first time since their appointment by the President earlier […]

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Avanza Cuba Returns to Air, Examines Cuba’s Education System

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MIAMI – Radio and TV Martís’ popular series Avanza Cuba (Cuba Forward) returns Wednesday, August 21, with a special edition examining Cuba’s educational system, its history, and its future. This is the first edition of the popular broadcast since the Office of Cuba Broadcasting was […]

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Angel Carromero Speaks to Radio Martí

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Angel Carromero, the driver and key witness of a car crash that killed human rights activists Oswaldo Payá Sardinas and Harold Cepero, spoke extensively to Radio Martí about the incident, his subsequent arrest and sentencing, and his views on suspicious circumstances surrounding the crash.  Carromero […]

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VOA Book ‘National Secrets’ Reveals Hidden Chinese History

VOA Book China Secrets

WASHINGTON, D.C. — History buffs and scholars in Hong Kong and Taiwan are snapping up copies of a new VOA book focused on taboo subjects that have long been banned in Communist China. The book, based on a popular Voice of America Mandarin-language television segment […]

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RFE/RL Reports: What Does An Independent Afghanistan Mean For Its Women?

Rights activists fear that many of the civil liberties women have gained in Afghanistan over the past decade or so could soon be eroded.

Today Afghanistan marks 94 years of independence from Britain, but as foreign military forces prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of 2014, Afghanistan remains marred by violence that threatens its stability and progress toward greater pluralism. Women, especially, face routine violence, repressive […]

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One Year Later, Alhurra TV’s Bashar Fahmi Remains Missing

Alhurra reporter Bashar Fahmi in the field

WASHINGTON DC – U.S.-based international broadcasters today renewed their call for the release of Alhurra TV correspondent Bashar Fahmi, who disappeared in Syria on August 20, 2012. “Reporting from Syria under the current conditions is inherently risky, but ongoing incidents such as this really bring […]

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Iraqi Foreign Minister Speaks to Alhurra in an Exclusive Interview

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari appeared on Alhurra in an exclusive interview

Following his meeting with the Secretary of State John Kerry, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari appeared on Alhurra in an exclusive interview to discuss the cooperation between the United States and Iraq in fighting terrorism, Iraq’s stance towards the Syrian conflict, the Iranian influence on […]

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