Budget

BBG 2017 Budget Request Prioritizes Key Audiences And New Technologies

The BBG's FY 2017 budget request seeks to accelerate its market-driven shift to digital media, concentrate broadcasting to foreign policy priority audiences, better measure impact, and expand global distribution capabilities. Read More

Gallup-Russia Periphery

Credibility Of Russian Media Lacking In Baltic Nations

Russian speakers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania rank Kremlin-backed media as the least trustworthy among international, Russian Federation and domestic news sources, according to research presented by the BBG. Read More

Obama at Mosque

Alhurra, Radio Sawa Cover President Obama’s First Visit To A U.S. Mosque

Alhurra was the only Arabic-language television network to run the speech in its entirety with simultaneous translation. Read More

 

RFERL Journos

RFE/RL Journalists Remain Behind Bars, Despite Demands For Release

On February 5, RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark 14 months behind bars in an Azeri prison. The day is also the 38th birthday of RFE/RL Turkmen contributor Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, who has been held incommunicado by Turkmen authorities since July 2015. Read More

Suadi-Iran

BBG Networks Provide Critical Information On Iranian-Saudi Crisis

VOA, RFE/RL and MBN are providing comprehensive Persian, Arabic and English language coverage on the soaring tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.  Read More

SFRC

BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee To Target Smart Reform Of U.S. International Media

Chairman Shell, Governor Weinstein and CEO Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss the importance of U.S. international media and options for reform. Read More.

New Amharic Youth Program Debuts on VOA

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Monday, December 7, the Voice of America will launch Gabina VOA, a new Amharic-language infotainment youth radio show for the Horn of Africa region. During the first broadcast, hosts Henok Fente and Mestawet Aragaw will profile two young entrepreneurs who founded an Ethiopian e-commerce startup; […]

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One Year On, Imprisoned Azeri Journalist Remains Defiant, Inspires New Work

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(WASHINGTON — December 4, 2015)  On December 5, prominent journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova will mark her first year in prison on charges that are widely regarded as retribution by Azeri authorities for her reporting exposing corruption among the country’s leadership. RFE/RL has announced that it will launch […]

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Joint Statement by DG7 on Critical Role of Freedom of Information

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A group of the world’s leading international broadcasters say that freedom of information and access to fact-based, verifiable journalism is critical to peace. The statement, issued on behalf of the representatives of Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) [Australia], British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [United Kingdom], the Broadcasting […]

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New VOA Radio Program For Somali Youth

VOA Somali Youth Radio Program Launch

WASHINGTON D.C., December 1, 2015 – Voice of America is giving young Somali listeners a new platform for exploring social issues and getting the latest news along with music and technology features. The 30-minute daily radio program Dhalinyarada Maanta ["Today's Youth"] debuted with hosts Falastin A. […]

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Alhurra-Iraq’s From Erbil Opens an Eye on Kurdistan

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(Springfield, Va.) Alhurra-Iraq announces the launch of a new program From Erbil, which reports from the streets of Kurdistan and focuses on the plurality of Iraq, discussing topics that are important to all Iraqis. It sheds light on issues that affect people living in the […]

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Martís Report on Wave of Cuban Migration across the Americas

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The Martís are providing critical information about an immigration crisis that has been fueled in part by rumors and fear of a change in official immigration policy. Waves of migrants from Cuba are traveling illegally through Ecuador, Colombia and Central America to reach the U.S. […]

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Senators Kaine and Menendez Talk to Alhurra About Syrian Refugees

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Senators Tom Kaine (D-VA) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) spoke to Alhurra’s Congressional Correspondent Rana Abtar about the debate regarding Syrian refugees in the United States. In separate interviews both Senators, who are members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke about the strenuous vetting process […]

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Radio Sawa Brings Back Morning Papers To Iraq

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(Springfield, Va.)–Radio Sawa launched Morning Papers on its Iraq stream to millions of listeners across the country. The 90-minute magazine program, which originally aired on Radio Free Iraq (RFI), focuses on the political, social or cultural issues impacting Iraqis. Morning Papers airs Sunday-Thursday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. (Baghdad […]

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BBG Leaders Urge Senate Committee to Target Smart Reform of U.S. International Media

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WASHINGTON – Broadcasting Board of Governors Chairman Jeff Shell, Governor Ken Weinstein and CEO and Director John Lansing testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) on November 17 to discuss the importance of United States international media and options for reform. SFRC Chairman Bob Corker, […]

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Light Among Us Tells Stories of Hope on Alhurra-Iraq

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(Springfield, Va.) Alhurra-Iraq takes its viewers on a journey of hope through its new series, Light Among Us. The series presents engaging human interest stories from the heart of Iraq. It reflects a message of optimism by highlighting the work of Iraqis who are trying to make a […]

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