Burundi

VOA On the Front Lines of Political Crisis in Burundi

Voice of America is leading international coverage of the political upheaval in Burundi with on-the-scene reporting and new programming in Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, French, Swahili, and English.  Read More

 

April Board Meeting

Martís an Essential News Source in Cuba Amidst Policy Changes

“Our work in Cuba is important, perhaps now more than ever," said Chairman Shell. "Some may think our work there is done, but in many ways our work is just beginning.”  Read more

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

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

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

Governor Armstrong Speaks at International Forums in Lithuania

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BBG member Matt Armstrong spoke earlier this week at the “International Forum on Challenges and Responsibilities in Contemporary Journalism,” which was cohosted by Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Seimas (Parliament), and European Humanities University. The March 10 event included experts from the media, diplomacy, and think tanks and […]

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Nigerian President Tells VOA Boko Haram Forces Have Links with Islamic State

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan talks with VOA.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says fighters from Boko Haram, the extremist group that controls large areas of northeastern Nigeria, have traveled to the Middle East for training with Islamic State militants. In an interview with VOA Wednesday, President Jonathan said he long […]

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Alhurra App Wins the SND Award of Excellence

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Springfield, Va.— Alhurra Television won the Society for News Design (SND) Award of Excellence for the redesign of its mobile app.   The redesigned app adds new features to accommodate Alhurra’s audience in the Middle East and North Africa. This includes a new custom designed […]

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BBG 2016 Budget Request Calls for Expansion in Key Markets and Technologies

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WASHINGTON – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its detailed Fiscal Year 2016 budget request. The agency, which oversees civilian international news and information programs for people in more than 100 countries, is seeking $751.5 million to increase global engagement, move more aggressively into […]

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MBN Celebrates International Women’s Day

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa marked International Women’s Day with several features and programs dedicated to the challenges facing women in the Arab world. Alhurra’s Hunna (Women’s Views) dedicated an entire episode to Women’s Day, focusing on four countries and the different struggles that women face […]

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BBG Mobile Apps Recognized for Innovation

Visitors use their phones during the Mobile World Congress Wireless show, the world's largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

WASHINGTON – Mobile apps developed by Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) , Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and BBG’s Office of Digital and Design Innovation (ODDI) were finalists for the 20th Global Mobile Awards at this week’s Mobile World Congress Ceremony in Barcelona, Spain. The […]

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VOA Launches 102 FM in Dakar

VOA correspondent Idrissa Fall alongside U.S. Ambassador James P. Zumwalt and BBG Director of Strategy and Development Bruce Sherman.

Washington, DC – On March 3, the Voice of America launched a new FM transmitter in Dakar, Senegal, bringing VOA’s French-language programming to that city and its suburbs. “Nearly 20 percent of Senegalese live in Dakar,” said VOA French to Africa Service Chief Jeremy Groce.  […]

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BBG and Its Networks Mark International Women’s Day

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March 8 is International Women’s Day, and the BBG celebrates the contribution of a few of the brave women journalists who in U.S. international media. Each of the BBG’s networks also marked the day with special programming, stories and interviews.

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Azerbaijan Ratchets Up Pressure on Ismayilova

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(WASHINGTON – March 6, 2015)  In unscheduled, snap proceedings today, the Baku City Nasimi District Court extended investigative reporter and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova’s pre-trial detention for an additional two months, until May 24.  According to the Azerbaijani state prosecutor’s office, the extension is necessitated by […]

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MBN Covers Netanyahu Speech to Congress

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington and his address to Congress this week generated a lot of attention and discussion in the United States and around the world. Alhurra Television and Radio Sawa carried the speech live with simultaneous interpretation. MBN also live […]

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  • The Board

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