Paris Attacks

Middle East Broadcasting Networks Cover Paris Attacks

Alhurra and Radio Sawa provided up-to-the-minute, accurate information on the Paris attacks and subsequent calls for unity to their audiences in the Middle East. More info

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

Board Meeting (post)

BBG Welcomes New Members, Examines IBB

With the announcement of three new members, the Broadcasting Board of Governors met on December 18 at its Washington, D.C. headquarters to examine in detail the function, structure and activities of the International Broadcasting Bureau. More

Our Neighborhood

Cairo Comes To Life On Alhurra TV

Alhurra Television's new series Our Neighborhood, takes an in-depth look at the communities in Cairo, which is home to more than 18 million people.  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

Ebola

Ebola Experts And Survivors Address VOA Town Hall

VOA’s weekly television show Straight Talk Africa was the forum for a town hall meeting on Ebola. A live studio audience and viewer participation via social media created a dynamic environment for a wide-ranging discussion focused on the Ebola crisis in western Africa. Read More

TV Use Overtakes Radio in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — Research data from the Broadcasting Board of Governors and Gallup shows that the media market in Afghanistan is primarily split between radio and television. While Afghanistan remains one of the few media markets in which shortwave radio use is still in the double […]

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Cover the Terrorist Attacks in Paris and the Calls for Peace

Alhurra TV provided comprehensive coverage of the attacks in Paris and subsequent reaction.

As soon as the news broke about the terrorist attack on the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Alhurra Television went live to give viewers an up-to-the-minute account of the deadly attack and the manhunt to track down the killers. Alhurra quickly moved its London-based correspondent […]

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Martís Provide Comprehensive Coverage of Historic Cuba Policy Shift

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On December 17, as the news broke of President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba, the Martís carried the breaking story live to the island. Reporters and staff in the Martí newsroom deftly reported on U.S. contractor Alan Gross’s release, while preparing for the […]

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Russian-Language TV Program Expands To Latvia

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WASHINGTON-  “Nastoyashchee Vremya,” a new Russian-language television program, will launch this evening in Latvia, expanding its reach to audiences in five countries bordering Russia. “The aim of the program is to provide audiences in countries neighboring Russia with an alternative point of view on current […]

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Senator McCain Discuss the Fight Against ISIL on Alhurra-Iraq

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In an in-depth interview with Alhurra-Iraq at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) addressed the global fight against terror and the U.S.’s role in it. He stressed the seriousness of the situation, saying, “the world’s largest terrorist organization is occupying part of […]

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Board Meeting, April 29, 2015

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors will meet on April 29, 2015 in Washington, DC

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BBG Denounces Harsh Treatment of RFE/RL Baku Journalists, Calls for Bureau Reopening

Baku-based RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service journalists forced from their bureau during raid by police and investigators, 26Dec2014

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today called on Azerbaijani authorities to cease their investigations of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Baku bureau journalists  and to immediately permit the news bureau to reopen. In the past three days 23 RFE/RL journalists were interviewed by […]

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RFE/RL Journalists Rounded Up in Baku

Baku-based RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service journalists forced from their bureau during raid by police and investigators, 26Dec2014

(WASHINGTON — December 27, 2014) Journalists with RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Servicereported today that police are pursuing them individually, going directly to their homes to take them in for questioning following a raid on the service’s Baku bureau yesterday. In a move the bureau’s legal team is […]

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BBG Condemns Raid of RFE/RL Baku Office

RFE/RL Baku office sealed by authorities in Azerbaijan.

WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today condemned the raid and closure of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Baku office by Azerbaijani authorities. Investigators from Azerbaijan’s state prosecutor’s office entered the RFE/RL bureau on the morning of December 26 accompanied by armed police officers. They […]

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  • The Board

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