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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

Alhurra Reports on Religious Tolerance

Members of the Jewish and Muslim community participate in a discussion.

As part of Alhurra’s coverage on interfaith dialogue, correspondent Khaled Khairy reported on an interfaith event that brought together local Jewish and Muslim communities. The event, which was sponsored by the Jewish Islamic Dialogue Society and held at the Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation synagogue in […]

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BBG Networks Continue to Increase Coverage in Ukraine and Crimea

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Amid mounting tensions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the networks of the BBG continue to boost their service to audiences in the region, creating new methods of engagement and providing additional avenues for accurate and impartial news. In addition to establishing a “Crimea Desk” dedicated […]

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VOA Indonesia Celebrates Two Years with Award Winning CMS

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Two years ago today, Voice of America’s Indonesia Service became the first of VOA’s language services to launch a website powered by the Pangea content management system.  Pangea, which was created by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, proved to be so useful, it now serves as […]

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BBG to Become More Nimble and Streamlined Under the FY15 Budget Request

RFE/RL correspondent Andriy Dubchak reporting live in Kyiv, Dec 2013

WASHINGTON (March 25, 2014) – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its detailed Fiscal Year 2015 budget request.  The agency, which oversees civilian international news and information programs for people in more than 100 countries, is seeking $721.26 million to meet strategic priorities, […]

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Alhurra Interviews Congressman Pittenger on Terrorism Threat

Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC) spoke with Alhurra's Robert Satloff

Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC), Chairman of the Congressional Taskforce on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, spoke with Robert Satloff, host of Alhurra’s Inside Washington, about the threats of terrorism and cybersecurity. During the interview, Pittenger stressed that al-Qaeda’s capacities have gotten much more sophisticated since 9/11 […]

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Killing of RFI Baghdad Bureau Chief Prompts Shock, Outrage Among BBG Board

RFE/RL Baghdad Bureau Chief Mohammed Bdaiwi Owaid Al-Shammari

WASHINGTON (March 22, 2014) — The senseless death today of the Baghdad bureau chief of RFE/RL’s Radio Free Iraq has shocked the members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, who called for the immediate arrest of the Iraqi presidential guard accused in his shooting. “Dr. […]

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Radio Free Asia Revamps Water Project for World Water Day

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In time for World Water Day 2014, on March 22, Radio Free Asia has redesigned its Water Project site to increase attention to the continuing water crisis in its broadcast countries. The interactive site, which calls for direct input from RFA listeners, has been updated […]

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RFE/RL’s Baghdad Bureau Chief Shot Dead

RFE/RL Baghdad Bureau Chief Mohammed Bdaiwi Owaid Al-Shammari

BAGHDAD – An Iraqi presidential guard has shot dead the Baghdad bureau chief of RFE/RL’s Radio Free Iraq (RFI), Mohammed Bdaiwi Obaid al-Shammari. The shooting occurred on March 22 at the gate of the compound housing RFI’s offices in Jadriyah neighborhood. Witnesses said Shammari was driving […]

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Ukrainians Turn to VOA and RFE/RL for Unbiased News

A member of a pro-Russian self defense unit checks a polling station while guarding it in the municipality of Dobroe, near Simferopol, Ukraine,Thursday, March 13, 2014.

As accurate and unbiased information becomes increasingly important in Ukraine, Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty are providing uncompromising coverage and expert analysis on the latest developments in the standoff with Russia. On the day of the Crimean referendum, Voice of America provided […]

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John Kerry Tells VOA U.S. Is Ready To Impose More Sanctions on Russia For Its Actions in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry interviewed by VOA Persian's Siamak Deghanpour

WASHINGTON (March 20, 2014) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is “prepared to respond very, very strongly with additional, serious, sector sanctions” if Russia continues to engage in illegal activities in Ukraine.  The secretary made the comment in an exclusive interview […]

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