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

Media Impact on Health

Media Impact on Health Behaviors Around the World

The BBG and Voice of America, in partnership with the USAID, held a panel discussion on the impact and value of communication in advancing the health of people globally. 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

Sirius and Martis

SiriusXM Satellite Radio to Carry Radio Martí Programs

Two popular Radio Martí programs will now be available on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, thanks to an agreement between the Office of Cuba Broadcasting and National Latino Broadcasting. The arrangement provides another way for audiences in Cuba to receive balanced and unbiased news.  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

Martí Exclusive with Imprisoned Cuban Activist

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On July 30, the Martís captured an exclusive interview with human right activist Sonia Garro Alfonso from El Guatao prison in Havana, hearing from her directly for the first time since her March 2012 imprisonment.  Garro, a member of the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in […]

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VOA Provides Critical Coverage of Ebola Outbreak

Liberian soldiers in a medical truck, with papers on it reading 'EBOLA MOST GO' drive past as they patrol streets to prevent panic, as fears of the deadly Ebola virus spread in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

With a deadly outbreak of Ebola under way in West Africa, Voice of America is providing critical and extensive information about the epidemic to those in the region. Ebola took root in Guinea five months ago and has recently spread to other West African countries, […]

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To Be Where the Audience Is — Report of the Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting

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WASHINGTON (August 1, 2014) — The Broadcasting Board of Governors today released “To Be Where the Audience Is,” a report that found shortwave radio to be essential to listeners in target countries, but of marginal impact in most markets. The report’s recommendations came after a […]

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New Research Findings on Turkey Reveal Kurdish Media Habits

People use mobile devices to record as riot police use a water cannon to disperse protesters during a rally against a bill which would, among other things, allow Turkey's authorities to block web pages for privacy violations without a prior court decision, in Istanbul, Turkey, late Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Police in Istanbul have clashed with hundreds of protesters denouncing a new law that increases government controls over the Internet. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

WASHINGTON (July 29, 2014) — Kurdish media habits are similar to that of the national population of Turkey, according to media research data released today by the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Amidst reduced press freedoms, younger people across Turkey are looking toward the Internet and […]

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USIM Provide Coverage and Analysis of MH17 Crash Response

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Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty are providing comprehensive coverage, including U.S. and international reaction to the July 17 downing of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine. VOA’s Ukrainian and Russian services provided live video streaming and text updates of President Obama’s reaction […]

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VOA Premieres AIDS Documentary at World AIDS Conference

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A stirring new VOA documentary, AIDS: Living in the Shadows, is making its world premiere today at 2100 UTC (5 p.m. EST) at the 20thInternational AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, with some help from the star power of Sir Elton John. The […]

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Members of Congress Talk to Alhurra About Iran, Syria and Hamas

Representative Engel speaks with Alhurra about sanction on Iran.

Alhurra’s congressional correspondent Rana Abtar spoke with several members of Congress following the forum on ‘Defining Terms of an Acceptable Iran Nuclear Deal.’ Following the event, Abtar talked briefly to Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) who stated that if Iran is not acting in good faith […]

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CPJ Director Speaks to BBG, VOA About Protecting Journalists

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Committee to Protect Journalists Executive Director Joel Simon visited the Broadcasting Board of Governors yesterday to speak with senior editors at the Voice of America and senior executives from the International Broadcasting Bureau about the challenges of keeping journalists safe in today’s media environment. Threats […]

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Radio Sawa Makes its Mark on Mauritania

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Just three weeks following the launch of Radio Sawa in Mauritania the localized stream is proving to be a big hit in the North African country. Listeners are tuning in and participating on Radio Sawa’s on-air programs. The network was launched on June 25, 2014, […]

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Sen. McCain Speaks with Alhurra TV About Israel and Iraq

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In an interview with Alhurra’s congressional correspondent Rana Abtar, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) discussed the latest foreign policy issues in the Middle East. On the clashes between Hamas and Israel, he cautioned about the seriousness of the situation. “I agree Israel has the right to […]

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