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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

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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State Department Official Discusses Counterterrorism on Alhurra TV

Man in TV studio

Alberto Fernandez, the State Department’s Coordinator for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, sat down for an in-depth interview on Alhurra’s Inside Washington. During the 30-minute interview, Fernandez explained that terrorist groups, such as al-Qaida have changed the way they do business. “What you are seeing is the proliferation […]

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BBG’s Will Sullivan Speaks at SXSW Interactive

Man smiling at camera

BBG’s Director of Mobile, Will Sullivan, spoke at South By Southwest Interactive last week in a session entitled, “43 Tongues” about the launching the Voice of America mobile apps in 43 languages. Sullivan’s session was part of SXSWi’s “Future 15″ emerging and new technology track, focused […]

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Alhurra Television Interviews The US Ambassador To Algeria

Man with multiple flags behind him speaking into Alhurra microphone

The US Ambassador to Algeria, Henry S. Ensher spoke with Alhurra’s State Department Correspondent Michel Ghandour about the upcoming presidential election, the calls for boycott and the American-Algerian relations. “We have no role in this election,” Amb. Ensher said when asked about the U.S. involvement,  […]

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Television Viewership Ubiquitous in Egypt

L-R: MBN Director of Audience Research Diana Turecek, Gallup Senior Analyst and Senior Practice Consultant Mohamed Younis

WASHINGTON (March 13, 2014) – Despite the political changes that have occurred in Egypt over the past several years, the media sources upon which people are relying for news and information have not changed significantly, according to media research data released today by the Broadcasting Board […]

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Radio Sawa Interviews Sen. John McCain on Syria

side profile of Sen. John McCain

Radio Sawa’s Washington correspondent Zaid Oshana interviewed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who shared his thoughts on Syria and what the U.S. should do. He stated, “I think we should give thousands of weapons to the resistance, we do know the people to give it to. […]

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VOA and Martí Coverage of Venezuela Crisis Reaching Audiences Throughout Latin America

Ana Herrero reporting from the streets of Caracas

Despite the Venezuelan government’s threats to international media, the Voice of America and the Martís are providing unvarnished information about the persisting unrest. VOA ’s Spanish Service is reporting from the streets of Caracas, on Capitol Hill and from the diaspora communities in Miami and […]

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Senator Kaine Talks to Alhurra TV about Syria and Ukraine

Senator Kaine speaks with Alhurra reporter

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) spoke with Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar about the humanitarian crisis facing Syria’s neighboring countries as refugees continue to stream across borders. He noted that while the U.S. is the biggest provider of humanitarian aid in the world, the Syria refugee […]

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VOA Reports on Cell Phone Use in North Korea

three people on a street using cell phones

Washington, D.C., March 4th, 2014 – VOA Korean Service reporter Yonho Kim will participate in a joint VOA-U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS panel discussion, “Telecommunications and Technology in North Korea,” on Thursday, March 6. Kim will discuss cell phone use in North Korea. Mr. […]

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BBG Budget Request Tied to Global Priorities and Evolving Media Environments

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WASHINGTON (March 4, 2014) – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today announced its FY 2015 budget request, which will help U.S. international media meet strategic priorities in light of dynamic global communications environments and current spending constraints. “This agency has a strategic imperative to […]

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